This word cloud was made using the common core algebra standards. This morning I posted the one I had made for pre-algebra and never hung up, so I made a new one for algebra since that's what I'll be teaching this year. I know word clouds aren't new, but I think they're awesome.
I always tell kids that algebra is all about equations and I just love that the word equations is the biggest...it's like it confirms what I already knew. I used wordle.net and set it to use 100 words. So these are the hundred most commonly found words in the algebra standards. Besides just looking fun, I think this is a great kinda idea for our digital native kids because at this point most people know what a word cloud is and know the significance of words being bigger and smaller. Something like this conveys some really important information in a simple visual way which is what I'm all about.
Want to make one? I just copy and pasted the standards from here into a word document. Every standard started with A-APR so I took that out because I didn't want it to show up. Played around with the colors and fonts until I liked it and just hit print. It prints so it takes up an entire sheet of paper which is perfect. I'm really excited to enlarge this one and hang it up.