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SpeakEasy Math: Part IV
by Bill Lauritzen
associative property

7

grouping property

5

commutative property

7

switching or order property

5

distributive property

7

spreading property

5

substitution

4

trade

1

identity element of mult.

13

samesame for times

4

identity element of add.

11

samesame for add

4

inequality

5

nomatch

2

unknown

2

notknown

2

variable

4

changeable

3

coefficient

4

front

1

diagonal

4

across

2

equiangular

5

matchniked

2

angle bisector

5

nik
halfer

3

exponent

3

pow

1

origin

3

start

1

abscissa

3

xline

2

ordinate

3

yline

2

coordinates

4

facets

2

x coordinate

5

x facet

3

intercept

3

cut

1

yaxis

3

yline

2

xaxis

3

xline

2

yintercept

4

ycut

2

xintercept

4

xcut

2

quadrant

2

fourth

1

domain

2

home

1

range

1



1

linear equation

6

linematch

2

quadratic

3

twoed or powtwo

1

quadratic equation

6

powtwo match

2

parabola

4

throw

1

hyperbola

4

overthrow

3

eccentricity

5

ovalness

3

prime number

3



3

composite number

5

patterned number

4

highly composite

5

versatile

3

sequence

2

follow

2

sequential

3

following

3

arithmetic sequence

6

addsame

2

geometric sequence

6

timessame

2

series

2



2

binomial theorem

6

2term rule

3

completing the square

5

finish the twoed

4

Properties = Facts
properties of equality

8

balance fact

4

transitive property

6

swap fact

2

substitution property

7

swap fact*

2

addition property

6

add fact

2

multiplication property

8

times fact

2

distributive property

7

spreading fact

3

reflexive property (A=A)

6

is fact

2

symmetric property
(if A=B, then B=A)

6

turnsame fact

3

the inverse
(p>q, not p>not q)

3

the not

2

the converse
(p>q, q>p)

3

the flip

3

conditional statement

6

ifsay

2

complement

3

fill

1

* transitive
and substitution are not both needed
trigonometric tables

7

3nik tables

4

trigonometric ratios

7

threenik "to"s

3

adjacent

3

by

1

opposite

3

far

1

hypotenuse

4

long or shlong

1

sine ratio = far/long or FoL [far side over long side]
cosine ratio = by/long or BoL [by side over long side]
tangent ratio = far/by or FoB [far
side over by side]
cosecant ratio = long/far or LoF [long side over far side]
secant ratio (4) = long/by or LoB
[long side over by side]
cotangent ratio (5) = by/far or BoF [by side over far side]
[sin/cos = tan, this is immediately evident when you write FoL/BoL = FoB]
Thus:
sin = fol (far over long) or f:l or f/l or F/L or F:L
sin

1

fol (far over long) or
(far over shlong)

1

cos

2

bol

1

tan

2

fob

1

csc

3

lof

1

sec

2

lob

1

cot

3

bof

1

The relationships of the various triangle ratios
(trigonometric ratios) are immediately evident. With fol used for sin there
would be no more looking up sin to see that it is the opposite over the
hypotenuse. It is immediately apparent that it is the far side over the long
side of a right 3nik (triangle).
Also, fob = fol/bol, and fol 30 = 0.5, bol 30 = 0.866, and fob 30 = 0.577.
circle

2

ring

1

ring

1

fatring

2

ellipse

2

oval

1

parabola

4

throw

1

hyperbola

4

farthrow

2

tractrix

2

right
tow

2

bicyclix

3

twowheel

2

catenary

4

hang

1

brachistochrone
(curve of fastest descent)

4

fast
curve

2

sine
curve

2

fol
curve

2

cosine
curve

3

bol
curve

2

ellipsoid

3

ovaloid

3

paraboloid

4

throwoid

2

catenoid

3

hangoid

2

pseudosphere

3

horn

1

torus

2

donut

2

curve segment

3

curvet

2

cycloid

2

rollcurve

2

function

2

inout or IO

2

limit

2

stop

1

infinitesimal

5

smallest

2

continuous

4

unbroken

3

relation

3



3

differentiation

6

slopefinding*

3

differential

5

slope or touchline

1

integration

4

fillfinding*

3

integral

3

whole

1

maxima

3

highs

1

integration

4

grouping

2

* Dr. Eli Pine recommended the terms slopefinding and areafinding.
minima

3

lows

1

maximum

3

high

1

minimum

3

low

1

derivative

4

branch

1

first derivative

5

first branch

2

measure

2

measure or howmuch

2

meter

2



1

decimeter

4

tenimeter

3

centimeter

4

hunimeter

3

millimeter

4

thoumeter

3

kilometer

4

thousandmeter

4

cubic centimeter

6

hunimeter box

4

metric system

4

ten system

3

measures of central tendency

8

landmarks

2

mean

1

average

2

mode

1

often

2

median

3

middle

2

minimum

3

lowest

2

maximum

3

highest

2

range

1



1

outlier

3



3

probability

5

chance

1

desired outcomes

5

wants

1

possible outcomes

5

cans

1

distribution

4

spread

1

standard deviation

6

standard spread

3

quartiles

2

fourths

1

histogram

3

pastspread*

2

normal distribution

6

normal spread

3

descriptive statistics

6

numberfact showing

5

inferential statistics

7

numberfact conclusions

6

correlation

4

link

1

variance

3

shift

1

frequency

3

repeat

2

correlation

4

like

1

experiment

4

try**

1

observation

4

see

1

hypothesis

4

say

1

variable

4

changeable

3

* a histogram is a statistical summary of past occurrences.
** see my paper on "Useable Science: The TrySeeSay Cycle" at my web
site.
dependent variable

7

fixed changeable

4

independent variable

8

unfixed changeable

5

experimental design or protocol

3

tryplan

2

analysis of variance

8

shift breakdown

3

mutually exclusive

7

noboth

2

center of gravity (barycentric point) = balance point or center of mass
Total Syllables: 1413 Total Syllables: 770
Quiz:
Match these SpeakEasy sentences with their traditional math sentences.
SpeakEasy
1) The fill of an evenbox is the length of a side pow three.
2) The around of a ring balances the across times 3.14.
3) The fence of a right fournik of side 3 evens 12.
4) The rightfill of 30 twiks evens 60.
5) In a right threenik the long matches the sum of the legs two’d.
6) The fol of a right threenik matches the far side over the long side.
7) A blunt nik is a nik whose measure is greater than 90 twiks but less than 180 twiks.
8) Two niks are called byniks if, and only if, they have the same nikdot and a same side.
9) A pair of notbyniks formed by two crossing lines is called a pair of facing niks.
10) Facing niks match.
Traditional
A) The perimeter of a square of side 3 equals 12.
B) Vertical angles are equal.
C) In a right triangle the hypotenuse squared equals the sum of the legs squared
D) The volume of a cube is the length of a side to the
third power.
E) An obtuse angle is an angle whose measure is greater than 90 degrees but less
than 180 degrees.
F) The circumference of a circle equals the diameter times 3.14
G) The complement of 30 degrees equals 60.
H) The sin of a right triangle equals the opposite side over the hypotenuse.
I) Two angles are called adjacent angles if, and only if, they have a common vertex and a common side lying between them.
J) A pair of nonadjacent angles formed by two intersecting lines is called a pair of vertical angles.
Answers:
1D
2F
3A
4G
5C
6H
7E
8I
9J
10B
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