# The Vocabulary of Mathematics - Practice Exercises

Reading Specialized Texts:  The Vocabulary of Math

Practice Exercise 1

For each of these words, explain the meaning in a non-math context and in a math context.

A.    Divide – (non-math context)

Divide – (math context)

B.    Prime – (non-math context)

Prime – (math context)

C.  Positive – (non-math context)

Positive – (math context)

D.  Multiply (non-math context)

Multiply (math context)

E.  Integral (non-math context)

Integral (math-context)

Practice Exercise 2

For each of these words, explain its meaning in a math context.  Use the designated resource to come up with your answer.

A.  Fraction (guess)—

B.  Integer (dictionary)—

C.  Factor (internet)--

D. Infinity (math textbook)—

E. Binary Number System (ask someone)—

Practice Exercise 3

1.  Write a paragraph about the words googol and googolplex, what they represent mathematically, and why they are relevant.

2.  Write a paragraph explaining how you gathered the information that allowed you to write the first paragraph.

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