These cards use pictures to help remind you of what each root means. The cards are rather large at 5.5" x 8.5" and according to the website can be attached to your "word wall". I don't have a word wall or anywhere to post anything like that, so smaller cards might be a bit more practical for me. However, we LOVE these cards.
As you can see here each root is made into a picture. For instance, the root ONYM means name and is pictured as a name tag and HYDR mean water and is pictured as a hose with water coming out of it. Very ingenious.
At first, I thought that we'd learn 2-3 roots a week and build from there. However, Emma (10) wanted to go through the whole set every time. Amazingly, within a week she knew them all! We even set them aside for a bit and when we came back to them she still knew every one! I am completely impressed. I thought that maybe she didn't really know the roots, but had memorized the pictures and made up a matching worksheet for her and she really does KNOW them.
The backs of the cards are blank. I thought I might need to write the meanings on the backs of the cards, but we didn't have any trouble just using the reference card.
These cards are recommended for grades 3-8, but if your high school students need to learn roots this would be a very fast way for them to learn them.
Here is a list of the roots that are included:
Greek and Latin Root Cards are available for $39.99. Despite the fact that I love these cards, I would never pay this much for them. I would love to see them design a smaller set of cards (the size of a typical deck of cards) at a more reasonable price.
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