by Bill Lauritzen

If Kids Could Vote...

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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