30 terms

IB Command Terms

STUDY
PLAY
Define
Give the precise meaning of .
Draw
Represent by means of pencil lines.
Label
Add labels to a diagram.
List
Name with no explanation.
Measure
Find a value for a quantity.
State
Give a specific name, value without explanation or calculation.
Annotate
Add brief notes to a diagram or graph.
Apply
Use an idea, equation, principle, theory or law in a new situation.
Calculate
Find a numerical answer showing the stages in the working
Describe
Give a detailed account.
Distinguish
Give the differences between two or more different items.
Estimate
Find an approximate value for an unknown quantity.
Identify
Find an answer from a given number of possibilities.
Outline
Give a brief account or summary.
Analyse
Interpret data to reach conclusions.
Comment
Give a judgment based on a statement or result of a calculation.
Compare
Similarities and differences between 2+ items, referring to all.
Construct
Represent or develop in graphical form.
Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given.
Derive
Manipulate a mathematical relationship(s) to give a new equation
Design
Produce a plan, simulation or model.
Determine
Find the only possible answer.
Discuss
Give, a range of arguments for and against
Evaluate
Assess the implications and limitations.
Explain
Give a detailed account of causes, reasons or mechanisms.
Predict
Give an expected result.
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Sketch
Represent by a graph showing a line and labelled axes
Solve
Obtain an answer using algebraic and/or numerical methods.
Suggest
Propose a hypothesis or other possible answer.