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This lists the English vocabulary needed for the Algebra 1 STAR. It is still under development: the database is incomplete.
Please note the words fit into three categories:
Math Jargon, Multiple Meaning, and Advanced English.
Sources: released California STAR questions and Revolution flashcards.

multiplicative inverse

the correct name for the "reciprocal"

inequality

besides equals =, less than <, greater than >, less than or equal, greater than or equal

reciprocal

the common name for "multiplicative inverse"

quadratic equation

x-squared and 3x squared - 2x + 5 are types of what equation

linear function

5x, and -13x + 8 are examples of what type of equation

ordered pairs

(3, 8); (-5, 13); (3/4, -23) are examples

x-intercept

what x equals (its value) when zero is substitued for y in an equation or what x is when the graph of an equation crosses the x-axis

y-intercept

what y equals (its value) when zero is substitued for x in an equation or what y is when the graph of an equation crosses the y-axis

valid conclusion

good thinking because of its type, for example, deductive reasoning

generate table

place numbers into rows and columns