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)
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.