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SpeakEasy Math: Experimental Word List

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by Bill Lauritzen

2-D = flat 
3-D = shape 
3-D figure or spacial figure = shape 
abscissa = x-line 
absolute value = span 
acute angle = sharp nik 
add = -- 
addition property = add fact 
adjacent = by 
adjacent angles = by-niks 
adjacent side = by side 
algebra = symbols (or abstract math) 
algorithm = recipe 
alternate exterior angles = other-side out-niks 
alternate interior angles = other-side in-niks 
analysis of variance = shift breakdown 
angle = nik 
angle bisector = nik halfer 
arc = -- 
area = skin or fill 
arithmetic = numbers 
arithmetic sequence = add-same 
associative property = grouping property 
axis of symmetry = line of turn-same 
bicyclix = two-wheel 
binomial = two-term 
binomial theorem = 2-term rule 
bisector = halfer 
brachistochrone (curve of fastest descent) = fast curve 
calculus = curve science or curves
catenary = hang 
catenoid = hang-oid 
center of gravity (barycentric point) = balance point or center of mass
center of rotation = spin point 
centimeter = huni-meter 
chord = -- 
circle = ring 
circle = ring, wheel, roll, round, or O 
circumscribe = around-draw or out-fit 
coefficient = front 
collinear = same-line 
common denominator = pattern-match 
commutative property = switching or order property 
compass = ring-maker 
complement = fill 
complement = right-fill 
complementary angles = right-fill niks 
completing the square = finishing the twoed 
composite number = patterned number 
concentric circles = same-center rings 
conditional statement = if-say 
cone = -- 
congruent = matching 
conical helix = cone-coil 
conical sections = cone slices 
conjecture = guess 
conjunction = and-say 
consecutive = next-to 
consecutive exterior angles = same-side out-niks 
consecutive interior angles = same-side in-niks 
constant = still 
continuous = unbroken 
convex = out 
convex polygon = out-many-nik 
coordinates = facets 
coplanar = same-flat 
correlation = like or link
corresponding angles = kin-niks or like-niks 
corresponding side = like-side 
cos = bol 
cosecant ratio = long/far or LoF [long side over far side]
cosine curve = bol curve 
cosine ratio = by/long or BoL [by side over long side]
cot = bof 
cotangent ratio (5) = by/far or BoF [by side over far side]
csc = lof 
cube = even-box or box or cube
cubed = pow three or threed or three’d 
cubeoctahedron = cubic-6-nook 
cubic centimeter = cubic huni-meter 
cumulative amount = so-far-sum 
curve segment = curvet 
cycloid = roll-curve 
cylinder = can 
decagon = 10-nik 
decimal = tenal 
decimeter = teni-meter 
deduction = using-a-rule 
degrees = twiks 
denominator = pattern 
dependent variable = fixed changeable 
derivative = branch 
descriptive statistics = number-fact showing 
desired outcomes = wants 
diagonal = across 
diameter = across 
differential = slope or touch-line 
differentiation = slope-finding 
dihedral angle = two-flat nik 
dimensions = measures 
direct = straight 
direct proportion = straight-zoom or boost 
discount = down-count 
disjunction = or-say 
distribution = spread 
distributive property = spreading fact 
divide = -- 
divisible = -- 
dodecahedron = 20-nook 
domain = home 
dynamic Math = changing Patterns
eccentricity = ovalness 
edge = lip 
ellipse = oval 
ellipsoid = oval-oid 
equals = balances or evens or matches 
equation = match or balance 
equiangular = match-niked 
equilateral triangle = even three-nik 
equivalent fractions = matching fractions 
expanded form = balloon form 
experiment = try 
experimental design or protocol = try-plan 
exponent = pow or buff 
exterior = out 
exterior angle = out-nik 
exterior secant segment = out-ring-linet 
face = flat 
factor = -- 
first derivative = first branch 
fraction = -- 
frequency = repeat 
function = in-out 
geometric sequence = times-same 
geometry = Shapes 
greatest common factor = nearest-match-factor 
helix = coil 
hexagon = 6-nik 
hexahedron = 8-nook 
highly composite = versatile 
histogram = past-spread 
horizontal = left-right 
hyperbola = over-throw 
hypotenuse = long or shlong 
hypothesis = say 
icosagon = 20-nik 
icosahedron = 12-nook 
identity element of add. = same-same for add 
identity element of mult. = same-same for times 
improper fraction = overfilled pattern 
independent variable = unfixed changeable 
induction = making-a-rule 
inequality = no-match 
inferential statistics = number-fact conclusions 
infinite = endless 
infinitesimal = smallest 
inscribe = in-draw or in-fit 
integral = whole 
integration = fill-finding or grouping
intercept = cut 
interior = in 
interior angle = in-nik 
intersection = cross or cut
inverse = flip 
inverse = not 
inverse proportion = flip-zoom or shrink 
irrational number = no-to number 
irregular = uneven 
irregular octahedron = uneven 6-nook 
irregular pentagon = uneven 5-nik 
irregular tetrahedron = uneven 4-nook 
isosceles triangle = two-match three-nik 
kilometer = thousand-meter 
lateral = side 
lateral area = side fill or side skin 
latitude = north
least com. denominator = nearest-match-pattern 
least common multiple = nearest-match-multiple 
legs = -- 
limit = stop 
line = -- 
linear equation = line-match 
logarithm = -- 
longitude = east 
mathematics = pattern science 
maxima = highs 
maximum = high 
maximum = highest 
mean = average 
measure = measure or how-much 
measure of an angle = turn of a nik 
measurement = --
measures of central tendency = landmarks 
median = middle 
meter = -- 
metric system = ten system 
mid-point = half-point 
millimeter = thou-meter 
minima = lows 
minimum = low 
minimum = lowest 
mode = often 
monomial = one-term 
multiple = -- 
multiplication property = times fact 
multiply = -- 
mutually exclusive = no-both 
negative = back 
negative numbers = backs 
normal distribution = normal spread 
numerator = fill 
observation = see 
obtuse angle = blunt nik or dull nik 
octahedron = 6-nook 
operations = deeds 
opposite = back 
opposite = far 
opposite side = far side 
ordinate = y-line 
origin = start 
outlier = -- 
parabola = throw 
paraboloid = throw-oid 
parallel = along 
parallelogram = all-along-4-nik 
pentagon = 5-nik 
pentagonal prism = 5-nik prism 
per = to or for-one 
percent = per-hun or to-hun 
perimeter = around or border or fence 
perpendicular = right-crossing or right 
perpendicular bisector = right halfer 
place value = place amount 
plane = flat or flat-go (infinite) 
plane figure = flat 
plane Geometry = Flats
point = dot or point 
polygon = many-nik or n-nik 
polygons = many-niks or n-niks or flats 
Polyhedra = many-nooks or n-nooks
polyhedron = many-nook or n-nook 
polynomial = many-terms 
positive = front 
positive numbers = fronts 
possible outcomes = cans 
prime number = -- 
prism = two-base-match-along
probability = chance 
proof = showing 
properties = Facts 
properties of equality = balance fact 
proportion = zoom or to-to 
proportional = zoomable or to-to 
protractor = nik-ring 
prove = show 
pseudosphere = horn 
quadrant = fourth 
quadratic = twoed or pow-two 
quadratic equation = pow two match or two’d match 
quadratic equation = pow-two match 
quadrilateral = 4-nik 
quadrilateral family = four-nik family 
quartiles = fourths 
radicals = plus roots 
radius = spoke 
range = -- 
range = -- 
rate = to or for-one 
ratio = to 
ray = -- 
reciprocal = flip 
rectangle = right 4-nik 
reflection = mirror 
reflexive property (A=A) = is fact 
regular = even 
regular hexahedron or cube = even-box or even 8-nook 
regular octahedron = even 6-nook 
regular pentagon = even 5-nik 
regular tetrahedron = even 4-nook 
relation = -- 
remainder = left-over 
rhombus = -- 
rhombus = same-side-4-nik 
right angle = right nik or fourth-nik 
right triangle = right 3-nik 
ring = fat-ring 
rotation = spin 
ruler = straight-edge 
scale factor = zoom factor 
scalene triangle = no-match 3-nik 
sec = lob 
secant = ring-line 
secant ratio (4) = long/by or LoB [long side over by side]
secant segment = ring-linet 
segment = seg or linet 
sequence = follow 
sequential = following 
series = -- 
shear = -- 
similar = zoom or zoomy 
similar figures = zoomies 
similar triangles = zoomy three-niks 
similarity = zoomity 
simultaneous equations = same-time matches 
sine curve = fol curve 
sine ratio = far/long or FoL [far side over long side]
solid Geometry = Shapes
solution = answer 
sphere = ball 
spiral = -- 
square = square or even 4-nik 
square root = second root 
squared = pow two or twoed or two’d 
standard deviation = standard spread 
statistics = fact-numbers 
stretch = -- 
substitution = trade 
substitution property = swap fact 
subtends = makes or forms 
subtract = take-away 
supplement = straight-fill 
supplementary angles = straight-fill niks 
symmetric property = turn-same fact 
symmetry = turn-same 
tan = fob 
tangent line = touching line or touch 
tangent ratio = far/by or FoB [far side over by side]
terminating decimal = ending ten-al 
tetrahedron = 4-nook or simplex 
the converse = flip 
to the fourth power = pow four or foured or four’d 
torus = donut 
tractrix = right tow 
transformations = changes 
transitive property = swap fact 
translation = slide 
transversal = crosser or cut 
trapezoid = along-4-nik 
triangle = 3-nik or simplat 
trigonometric ratios = three-nik "to"s 
trigonometric tables = 3-nik tables 
trigonometry = three-nik zooming 
truncated tetrahedron = cut-off-4-nook 
union = -- 
unit = one 
units = ones 
unknown = not-known 
value = amount or number 
variable = changeable 
variance = shift 
Venn diagram = overlap 
vertex = nik-dot or nook-dot or nook
vertical = up-down 
vertical angles = facing niks 
volume = fill 
x coordinate = x facet 
x-axis = x-line 
x-intercept = x-cut 
y-axis = y-line 
y-intercept = y-cut 
zero = none or nothing 


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