# Prerequisites: Language of Mathematics Essentials

Lots of *math language* ideas are incorporated
in my online materials, many of which
are not covered in traditional math curricula.

The lessons below should be quick and easy, and will give you all the ‘language’ ideas needed to successfully read my more advanced online materials. They are based on my short book, One Mathematical Cat, Please! Ideas For Anyone Who Wants to Understand Mathematics. This short book was then incorporated into my online Algebra I course.

Be sure to click-click-click through some of the exercises in each of these sections! The lessons will open in a new tab/window.

- Expressions Versus Sentences
- Deciding if a Number is a Whole Number, Integer, etc.
- Introduction to Sets
- Interval and List Notation
- Introduction to Variables
- Reading Set Notation
- Using Mathematical Conventions
- Bigger, Smaller, Greater, Lesser
- Practice With the Phrases ‘At Least’ and ‘At Most’
- Practice With the Mathematical Words ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘is equivalent to’
- The Addition Property of Equality
- The Multiplication Property of Equality