## You are here

# All Math Words Dictionary: For students of algebra, geometry and calculus (Hardcover)

### Description

All Math Words Dictionary is designed for students of pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra, pre-calculus and calculus in middle school and high school. It is designed using the four 'C's of math writing:

**Concise:**Definitions are compact, yet understandable.**Complete:**All words and phrases of interest to targeted students are included, plus a few just beyond the scope of the target classes. Tables of symbols and notations, formulas, and units of measurement, plus lists of properties of math objects gives the student all the information needed to weld their understanding of the concepts and decipher many problems.**Correct:**The definitions have been thoroughly reviewed for mathematical and literary correctness.**Comprehensible:**The definitions are written to be understood by targeted students. Abundant illustrations aid in understanding.

One of the difficulties many students experience in learning math skills has to do with the fact that an entire language, both spoken and written, has grown up around math. Students that acquire that language are successful in math studies. Students that do not acquire that language have serious problems with mathematics. This dictionary is designed to aid in the acquisition of the language of math.

This dictionary has:

- over 3600 entries,
- more than 200 notations defined,
- in excess of 1300 illustrations,
- IPA pronunciation guide,
- greater than 1400 formulas, equations, examples, identities and expressions.

While teaching high school math, the author, David E. McAdams, noted that some students did not understand even simple math statements, such as "This equation is determinate." Those students who had not acquired a basic math vocabulary were left behind, becoming frustrated and mentally dropping out of class. This dictionary was carefully crafted. The result of this extensive effort is All Math Words Dictionary, an important tool for math teachers and students. This book is available in four different editions:

**Color Classroom edition**- typeset in 14-point Times New Roman font and with larger color illustrations. Best for any use, as the use of color guides the student through the illustrations. Available in paperback and hardback.**Home edition**- typeset in 10-point Times New Roman for home use. Available in color and black and white, both paperback.**Large Print edition**- typeset in 16 point Tiresias LP font for visually challenged students. Includes larger black and white illustrations. Available in paperback and hardback.**Dyslexic edition**- typeset in Open Dyslexic and Eulexia fonts with black and white illustrations. Available in paperback and hardback.

If budget allows, Mr. McAdams highly recommends either the Color Classroom edition, or the Color Home edition. These editions show the part of the diagram being defined in red, allowing the student to more quickly understand the words being defined.