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IB Math Vocab

Calculate Obtain a numerical answer showing the relevant stages in the work
Comment Give a judgment based on a given statement or result of a calculation
Compare Give an account of the similarities between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Compare and Contrast Give an account of the similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout.
Construct Display information in a diagrammatic or logical form
Contrast Give an account of all the differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout
Deduce Reach a conclusion from the information given
Demonstrate Make clear by reasoning or evidence, illustrating with examples or practical application.
Describe Give a detailed account
Determine Obtain the only possible answer
Differentiate Obtain the derivative of a function
Distinguish Make clear the differences between two or more concepts or items
Draw Represent by means of a labelled, accurate diagram or graph, using a pencil. A ruler should be used for the straight lines. Diagrams should be drawn to scale. Graphs should have points correctly plotted and joined in a straight line or smooth curve
Estimate Obtain an approximate value
Explain Give a detailed account, including reasons or causes.
Find Obtain an answer, showing relevant stages in the work.
Hence Use the preceding work to obtain the required result
Hence or otherwise It is suggested that the preceding work is used but other methods could also receive credit
Identify Provide an answer from a number of possibilities
Integrate Obtain the integral of a function
Interpret Use knowledge and understanding to recognize trends and draw conclusions from given information
Investigate Observe, study, or make a detailed and systematic examination, in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions
Justify Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion
Label Add labels to a diagram
List Give a sequence of brief answers with no explanation
Plot Mark the position of points on a diagram
Predict Give an expected result
Show Give the steps in a calculation or derivative
Show that Obtain the required result (possibly using information given) without the formality of proof. "Show that" questions do not generally require the use of a calculator.
Sketch Represent by means of a diagram or graph (labelled as appropriate). The sketch should give a general idea of the required shape or relationship, and should include relevant features.
Solve Obtain the answer(s) using algebraic an/or numerical and/or graphing methods.
State Give a specific name, value or other brief answer without explanation or calculation
Suggest Propose a solution, hypothesis or other possible answer
Verify Provide evidence that validates the result
Write down Obtain the answer(s), usually be extracting information. Little or no calculations is required. Working does not need to be shown
Created by: torrei