## 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)

Integral (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.