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IB Math Studies Command Terms
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Calculate
Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the working.
Comment
Give a judgment based on a given statement or result of a calculation.
Compare
Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Construct
Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form.
Deduce
Reach a conclusion from the information given.
Describe
Give a detailed account.
Determine
Obtain the only possible answer.
Differentiate
Obtain the derivative of a function.
Draw
Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram or graph, using a pencil. A ruler (straight edge) should be used for straight lines. Diagrams should be drawn to scale. Graphs should have points correctly plotted (if appropriate) and joined in a straight line or smooth curve.
Estimate
Obtain an approximate value.
Find
Obtain an answer showing relevant stages in the working
Hence
Use the preceding work to obtain the required result.
Hence or otherwise
It is suggested that the preceding work is used, but other methods could also receive credit.
Interpret
Use knowledge and understanding to recognize trends and draw conclusions from given information.
Justify
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
Label
Add labels to a diagram.
List
Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation.
Plot
Mark the position of points on a diagram.
Show
Give the steps in a calculation or derivation.
Show that
Obtain the required result (possibly using information given) without the formality of proof. "Show that" questions do not generally require the use of a calculator.
Sketch
Represent by means of a diagram or graph (labelled as appropriate). The sketch should give a general idea of the required shape or relationship, and should include relevant features.
Solve
Obtain the answer(s) using algebraic and/or numerical and/or graphical methods.
State
Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation.
Verify
Provide evidence that validates the result.
Write down
Obtain the answer(s), usually by extracting information. Little or no calculation is required. Working does not need to be shown.
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