Required Vocabulary for Algebra One   The student needs to master every word on the list below.  The list includes a working vocabulary.  That means the student needs to know the meaning of the word or phrase and how to apply it if it indicates some kind of action (for example the word solve).  Working vocabulary words or phrases are in bold.  New words and phrases will constantly be added to the list.     Equations  constant  variable  coefficient  term  expression  equation  quantity  left-side (of an equation)  right-side (of an equation)  like-terms  simplify (combine like-terms)  solve for  isolate  remove/move (a term)  remove/move (a coefficient or divisor)  flip/reverse (the equation)  change the signs of every term (in the equation)  Expressions  Substitute (a number for a variable)  Evaluate (a numerical expression)  Simplify (an expression by properly removing all parentheses and combining like terms)  Problem Solving  What is the question?  Define the variable(s)  Translate from English into Algebra  Translate from Algebra into English  State the solution  Presentation Form  polynomials  monomial  binomial  like binomials  trinomial  polynomial  power  exponent  Index (indices)  base  degree of a variable  degree of a monomial  degree of a polynomial  distributive rule  double-distributive rule  multiply monomials (uses the multiplication rule for monomials)  raise a monomial to a power (uses the power rule for monomials)  multiply a term times a quantity (using the distributive rule)  simplify (by distributing a minus sign)    simplify (by distributing a term)  F(OI)L  factor out a sign  factor out a number  factor out a variable  factor into a product of binomials Geometry  point  line  horizontal  vertical  slanted line  graph (noun, meaning picture representing data)  graph (verb, meaning draw a graph)  number line  x-axis  y-asis  origin  draw/mark a point  draw/mark a point (on graph paper)  T-chart  Evaluate y for x = (some number)  Find y when x = (some number)  increasing  rising  decreasing  falling  angle  vertex  rectangle  triangle  side  perimeter  area  Find the perimeter  Find the area of the rectangle  Find the area of the triangle