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Algebra 1 CST Language

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.
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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