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Suggested List of Mathematical Language

Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Problem Solving

 

algebraically

alternate approach

collaborate

conjecture

constraint

critique

equivalent

evaluate

explain

formulate

generalization

graphically

interpret

multiple representations

numerically

observe

parameter

strategy

verbally

 

Reasoning and Proof

 

argument

axiom

conclusion

conjecture

counterexample 

discover

exact answer

explain

explore

general case 

inductive reasoning 

informal indirect proof

investigate

justify

refute

specific result

theorem

 

Communication

 

accuracy

appropriate

challenge

chart

coherent

comprehension

conjecture

decoding

diagram

equation

formula

function

graph

interpretation

logical argument

mathematical representation

numerical tables

organize

outline

rationale

reflect

standard notation

strategy

symbol

technical writing

terminology

validity

verbal explanation

written explanation

 

Connections

 

concept

conclusion

formulate

multiple representation

physical model

procedure

quantitative model

representation

 

Representation

 

algebraic representation

apply

chart

communicate

compare

concept

diagram

equation

explore

graph

graphical representation

investigate

mathematical phenomena

multiple representations

organize

physical object

physical phenomena

recognize

record

social phenomena

symbol

table

technology

translate

 

Number Sense and Operations

 

a+bi form 

absolute value

complex fraction 

complex number

conjugate 

direct variation

e

fractional exponent

imaginary number 

index of a radical

inverse variation

irrational number

negative exponent   

nth root

operation

pi  

powers of i 

principal square root

procedure

radical

radical form 

radicand 

rational number 

rationalize a denominator 

real number

scientific notation

sigma 

sigma notation

 

Algebra

 

abscissa 

absolute value 

absolute value equation 

absolute value function

absolute value inequality   

adjacent angles

adjacent sides

algebraic expression

algebraic representation

ambiguous case 

amplitude 

analyze

angle

angle in standard position 

angle of depression 

angle of elevation 

antilogarithm

approximate value 

arc length

arccosine 

arcsine 

arctangent 

area of a parallelogram using SAS 

area of a triangle using SAS 

arithmetic sequence 

arithmetic series 

asymptote  

base 

base of a logarithmic function 

base of an exponential function 

binomial expansion 

binomial theorem

center-radius equation of a circle 

central angle 

circle

circular functions 

coefficient 

cofunctions  

common base(s) 

common difference 

common factor  

common logarithm 

common ratio 

completing the square

complex fractional expressions

composition of functions 

compound interest  

constant function 

cosecant  

cosine 

cotangent 

coterminal angles 

degree of a polynomial 

difference of two perfect squares 

direct variation 

discriminant  

domain 

double and half angle formulas for
     trigonometric functions 

double root 

e 

equation

equivalent forms 

exact value 

expand a binomial 

explicit definition 

exponential form

exponential function

extraneous root 

factor 

fractional exponent 

frequency (of a periodic function)

function  

function notation

geometric sequence 

geometric series 

graphical solution of equations 

greatest common factor (GCF)

growth factor 

half-life 

horizontal-line test

i

identities

initial side of an angle 

inverse function 

inverse trigonometric functions 

inverse variation 

Law of Cosines

Law of Sines  

laws of exponents 

laws of logarithms

linear equation 

linear expression 

linear system 

logarithm 

logarithmic form 

lowest terms 

nature of the roots 

negative exponent 

nth root

nth term 

one cycle of a trigonometric function

one-to-one function 

onto 

opposite side in a right triangle

ordinate 

parabola

parameter

period (of a function)  

periodic function 

phase shift 

polynomial expression 

polynomial function 

powers of i

Pythagorean identities  

quadrantal angle

quadratic equation 

quadratic formula 

quadratic inequality 

quadratic trinomial 

radian

radical equation 

radical expression 

radius

range (of a function) 

rational coefficient 

rational equation 

rational expression 

rational inequality

rationalize denominators

reciprocal trigonometric functions 

recursive definition 

reference angle 

relation

replacement set

represent

restricted domain

resultant  

right triangle trigonometry

root of an equation

secant (of an angle) 

sigma notation

sine 

solution set 

standard position (of an angle) 

subset 

sum and product of roots of a quadratic
     equation

sum of a geometric series

sum of an arithmetic series

sum or difference formulas for
     trigonometric functions

system of equations/inequalities 

tangent (of an angle)

technology 

terminal side of an angle

transformation 

transformations of functions and
     relations 

trigonometric equation 

trigonometric functions 

unit circle 

variable 

vector 

vertical line test  

zero of a function 

zero product property

 

Geometry

 

absolute value

absolute value equation

absolute value inequality

angle in standard position

angle of depression

angle of elevation

area of a parallelogram using SAS

area of a triangle using SAS

circle

coefficient

function

generalize

geometric representation of the circular
     function

graph of a relation

graphical representation

graphical solution of equations

investigate

ordered pair

parabola

rational coefficient

rectangular coordinates

relation

root of an equation

sector of a circle

slope

triangle

vertex

visualization

 

Measurement

 

arc length

degree measure 

measure of central angle 

minute

radian measure 

 

Statistics and Probability

 

at least

at most

Bernouli experiments 

biased sample 

bimodal  

binomial probability formula 

bivariate data 

central tendency  

combination   

compound event  

conjecture

controlled experiment 

correlation coefficient 

Counting Principle

exactly

experimental probability 

extrapolate 

frequency (of a data set)

frequency distribution 

grouped frequency distributions 

index in statistics

interpolate  

interquartile range

least squares regression line

line of best fit 

linear regression 

mean 

measure of central tendency 

measures of dispersion 

median

mode 

normal curve 

normal distribution

observation

outlier 

Pascal's Triangle   

percentile 

permutation 

probability

quartiles 

random sample 

range (of  a data set) 

regression equation 

regression model 

sample space 

scatter plot 

standard deviation (population) 

standard deviation (sample) 

statistics 

survey 

technology

theoretical probability  

univariate data 

variance (population) 

variance (sample)