# Pre-Calculus Word Puzzle Crossword

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A function whose graph is not a line or part of a line nonlinear
an open curve with two branches, the intersection of a plane with both halves of a double cone hyperbola
A mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms polynomial
The x-value for which f(x)=0 root
the point of intersection of coordinate axes origin
ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle sine
Involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree linear
The exponent required to produce a given number logarithm
Often means the x and y lines that cross at right angles to make a graph axes
A portion of a curve or circle arc
The angle in degrees measured clockwise from north bearing
A straight line extending from a point ray
The two fixed focus points defining an ellipse or hyperbola foci
The fixed distance between the center of a circle and any point on that circle radius
the bottom side of a geometric figure base

## Conic Sections Crossword

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a plane figure formed by the intersection of a double right cone and a plane. examples include circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas. Conic Sections
the set of points in a plane that are a fixed distance from a given point called the center of the circle. Circle
a line that is in the same plane as a circle and intersects the circle at exactly one point. Tangent
the set of all points P in a plane such that the sum of the distances from P to two fixed points F and G, called the foci is constant. Ellipse
the longer axisof an ellipse. the foci of the ellipse are located on the major axis, and its endpoints are the vertices of the ellipse. Major Axis
the endpoints of the major axis of the ellipse. Vertices ellipse
the shorter of axis of an ellipse. its endpoints are the co-vertices of the ellipse. Minor Axis
the set of all points P in a plane such that the difference of the distances from P to two fixed points F and G called the foci, is a constant d=[PF - FG] Hyperbola
one of two fixed points F and G that are used to define a hyperbola. for every point P on the hyperbola PF - PG is constant. Foci
one of the two symmetrical parts of the hyperbola. Branches
the endpoints on the minor axis. Co Vertices ellipse
the axis of symmetry of a hyperbola that contains the vertices and foci. Transverse Axis
the endpoints of the transverse axis of the hyperbola Vertices hyperbola
the axis of symmetry of a hyperbola that separates the two branches of the hyperbola. Conjugate Axis
the endpoints of the conjugate axis. Co vertices hyperbola
a fixed point F used with a directrix to define a parabola. focus
the fixed line used to define a parabola. every point on the parabola is equidistant from this and a fixed point called the focus. Directrix
a system in which at least one of the equations is not linear. Nonlinear equations

## Pre-Calculus Crossword

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A rectangular (or square) array of numbers. Matrix
Trig function where adjacent is over hypotenuse Cosine
The ray where measurement of an angle stops. Terminal ray
Equations relating the sines of the interior angles of a triangle and the corresponding opposite sides. LawofSine
The circle with radius 1 which is centered at the origin on the x-y plane Unit circle
A u-shaped curve with certain specific properties. Parabola
The function obtained by switching the x- and y-variables in a function. Inverse Functions
The trig function where opposite is over hypotenuse. Sine
The ray where measurement of an angle starts. Initial Ray
The horizontal distance required for the graph of a periodic function to complete one cycle. Period
The principle axis of symmetry. Major Axis
Horizontal shift for a periodic function. Phase Shift
two fixed points within the conic section Foci
Half the difference between the minimum and maximum values of the range. Amplitude
A conic section which is essentially a stretched circle. Ellipse
A unit for measuring angles Radians
For any given angle, its reference angle is an acute version of that angle. Reference Angle
A line through the center which is perpendicular to the major axis. Minor Axis
Angles which, drawn in standard position, share a terminal side. Coterminal Angles
A unit of angle measure equal to  of a complete revolution. Degrees
A conic section that can be thought of as an inside-out ellipse. Hyperbolas

## MATH CROSSWORD PUZZLE - Answer Key

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The mathematical sentence that uses an equal sign to show that two expressions are equal. EQUATION
The line intersects 2 or more parallel line TRANSVERSAL
The side of the right triangle that is opposite to the right angle. HYPOTENUSE
The symbol that is used to represent a square root RADICAL SIGN
The numerical factor of the term that contains a variable COEFFICIENT
A function whose graph is non vertical line LINEAR FUNCTION
The ratio of change in y to the change in x (rise/run) SLOPE
A polygon with three sides TRIANGLE
Changes the figure into another shape TRANSFORMATION
Identical in form (angles) CONGRUENT
When two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, the angles formed on the outside of the parallel lines EXTERIOR ANGLES
In any right triangle, the sum of the squares of the lengths of legs is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
Lines in the same plane that do not intersect PARALLEL LINES
A transformation in which a figure slides but does not turn TRANSLATION
The set of all points in the space that are the same distance from the point called center SPHERE
A transformation in which a figure is made larger or smaller with respect to a fixed point DILATION
A measure of the amount of space a 3 dimensional figure occupies VOLUME
A number that, when multiplied by itself, equals a given number SQUARE ROOT
Two numbers whose product is 1 RECIPROCALS
A polyhedron that has 2 parallel, congruent bases; the lateral faces are parallelogram PRISM

## Precalculus Vocabulary Terms Crossword

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A value f(c) is an _____ of f if f(c) is greater than or equal to f(c) for all x's in the domain of f Absolute maximum
An angle whose measure is between 0 degrees and 90 degrees Acute angle
A sequence of equal periodic payments Annuity
The farthest point from the Sun in a planet's orbit Aphelion
A rectangular graphical display of categorical data Bar chart
The set of points on the "edge" of a region Boundary
A polynomial with exactly two terms Binomial
An angle whose vertex is the center of circle Central angle
The central point in a circle, ellipse, hyperbola, or sphere Center
An arrangement of elements of a set, in which order is not important Combination
Facts collected for statistical purposes Data
A degree 3 polynomial function Cubic
y=cos x Cosine
y=csc x Cosecant
Unit of measurement for angles or arcs, equal to 1/360 of a complete revolution Degree
A set with no elements Empty set
The set of all points in the plane such that the sum of the distances from a pair of fixed points is a constant Ellipse
A subset of a sample space Event
Any process in which the individual results are uncertain Experiment
An equation written with exponents instead of logarithms Exponential form
The line through the focus and perpindicular to the directrix of of a coniic Focal axis
The lowest point over the entire domain of a function or relation. Absolute minimum
The eight regions into which three dimensional space is divided by the x-, y-, and z-axes Octants
A unit for measuring speed of rotation RPM
The rate of change of the position of an object Velocity

## Geometry Crossword Puzzle

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Polygons having the same shape. Two polygons whose corresponding angles are congruent and the lengths of the corresponding sides are proportional. SIMILAR POLYGONS
Space occupied by a solid; measured in cubic inches. VOLUME
3-D figure with faces(sides) that are polygons. A solid figure with many plane faces, typically more than six. POLYHEDRON
Parts of congruent figures that match or are in the same places as each other. The parts (angles or sides) are in the same relative position in each of the figures. CORRESPONDING PARTS
Using properties of similar polygons to find lengths that are difficult to measure directly. A method of using proportions to find an unknown length or distance in similar figure. INDIRECT MEASUREMENT
Applying more than one transformation to an image. A transformation is put on the previous image several times. COMPOSITION OF TRANSFORMATIONS
Shapes that have the same shape but different sizes,~. Having corresponding sides proportional and corresponding angles equal. SIMILAR
A 3-D figure with all points the same distance from the center. A round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center. SPHERE
3-D figure with two parallel congruent circles. Connected by a curved circle. A solid geometric figure with straight parallel sides and a circular or oval cross section. CYLINDER
3-D figure with one circle base connected by a curved surface to a single vertex. A solid or hollow object that tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point. CONE
Objects made up of more than one solid. A solid that is composed, or made up of, two or more solids. COMPOSITE SOLIDS
Longest side of a right triangle; always across or opposite from right angle. HYPOTENUSE
Reversing the Pathagorean Theorem; Switching the hypotenuse and conclusion of a conditional statement. CONVERSE
Has three angles and three sides; has a sum of 180 degrees. TRIANGLE
Simply closed figure with three or more sides. POLYGON
Angles of a triangle that are not adjacent to a given exterior angle. REMOTE INTERIOR ANGLES
Operation that maps an original geometric figure to a now figure. A general term for four specific ways to change the shape on a graph. TRANSFORMATION
Fixed point or point that doesn't change in a rotation. POINT OF ROTATION
Intersecting line making a right angle. Two lines that meet a pet a right angle. PERPENDICULAR LINES
Outside the parallel's but opposite of the transversal; congruent. ALTERNATE EXTERIOR ANGLES

## Pre-Calculus Crossword Puzzle

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A number says how many times to use that number in a multiplication Exponent
A number with no fractional part Integer
An equation that makes a straight line when it is graphed Linear Equation
The distance from the center to the circumference of a circle Radius
The differnce between the lowest and highest numbers. Range
A point where two or more straight lines meet Vertex
The amount of 3 dimensional space and object occupy Volume
The line that divides something into two equal parts Bisector
The size of a surface Area
A number used to multiply a variable Coefficient
A line segment connecting two points on a curve Chord
The largest exponent for a polynomial with one variable Degree
A straight line going through the center of a circle connecting two points on the circumference Diameter
Does not converge, does not settle with some value Diverge
A way to pinpoint where you are on a map or graph by how far along or how far up or down the graph is Cartesian Coordinates
Curved outwards Convex
The length of the adjacent side divided by the length of the hypotenuse Cosine
The longest side on a right triangle Hypotenuse
This creates an arched shape when graphed Hyperbola
How far a periodic function is horizontally to the right of the usual position Phase Shift
The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter Pi
A vector with a magnitude of one Unit Vector
The shortest diameter of an ellipse Minor Axis
A sequence made by multiplying by some value each time Geometric Sequence
A value that you get closer and closer to, but can never reach Limit

## Geometry Terms Crossword

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branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, planes, and solids and examines their properties geometry
has no size, length, width, or height. represented by a dot and named by a capital letter point
set of all points space
points that lie on the same line collinear points
points that lie on the same plane coplaner points
line that consists of two points and all points between them segment
the part of a line that contains an endpoint and all other points extending in the other direction ray
things measuring to the same size or length congruent
a point that divides a segment into two congruent parts midpoint
angle whose measure is between 0 and 90 degrees acute angle
an angle that measures 90 degrees right angle
an angle whose measure is greater than 90 but less than 180 degrees obtuse angle
an angle whose measure is 180 degrees straight angle
triangle with no sides congruent scalene
triangle that has a right angle included right triangle
two angles whose sum is 90 degrees complementary
two angles whose measures sum up to 180 degrees supplementary
line that intersects a circle in two points secant
segment that connects two ponts on a circle chord
comparison of two numbers by divison ratio
congruent polygons lying in parallel planes bases
equation that sates two ratios are equal proportion
parellelogram with consecutive sides congruent rhombus
four sided figure with all sides congruent square
a line segment with two points on a cirlce that passes through the center diameter

## IED Unit 5 key terms Crossword

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A triangle that contains only angles that are less than 90 degrees. Acute Triangle
The amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another, generally measured in radians or degrees. Angle
The number of square units required to cover a surface. Area
1. An imaginary line through a body, about which it rotates. Axis
A 3D point defining the geometric center of a solid. Centroid
A round plane figure whose boundary consists of points equidistant from the center Circle
1. A triangle located round a polygon such as a circle. Circumscribe
A solid composed of two congruent circles in parallel planes, their interiors, and all the line segments parallel to the axis with endpoints on the two circles. Cylinder
The measure of mass density is a measure of mass per volume. Density
A straight line passing from side to side through the center of a circle or sphere. Diameter
A shape generated by a point moving in a plane so that the sum of its distances from two other points (the foci) is constant and equal to the major axis Ellipse
A curve formed at the interior intersection between two or more surfaces. Fillet
To draw a figure within another so that their boundaries touch but do not intersect. Inscribe
The amount of matter in an object or the quantity of the inertia of the object. Mass
A triangle with one angle that is greater than 90 degrees. Obtuse Triangle
A four-sided polygon with both pairs of opposite sides parallel. Parallelogram
The numerical value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter Pi
Any plane figure bounded by straight lines. Polygon
A solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelograms. Prism
A straight line from the center to the circumference of a circle or sphere. Radius
A parallelogram with 90 degree angles. A square is also a rectangle. Rectangle
A triangle that has a 90 degree angle. Right Triangle
A regular polygon with four equal sides and four 90 degree angles. Square
The squared dimensions of the exterior surface Surface Area
A straight or curved line that intersects a circle or arc at one point only. Tangent
A polygon with three sides. Triangle
The amount of three-dimensional space occupied by an object or enclosed within a container. Volume

## Geometry Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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Line segments that do not intersect. They are side by side and have the same distance continuously between them. Parallel
A straight line going through the center of a circle. It connects two points on the circle's circumference. Diameter
An angle that is equal to 90 degrees. It is usually represented by a small square on the vertex of the angle. right
A flat surface that extends forever and does not end. It contains an x and y axis, and infinite points and lines. plane
A transformation that moves an image a certain distance. It slides an image within a plane without rotating or flipping it. translation
A triangle that has two sides of equal length. The angles opposite the equal sides are also equal. isosceles
A pair of adjacent angles formed by intersecting lines. Another word for supplementary angles, meaning that they add up to equal 180 degrees. linear pair
Two lines that intersect. The relationship between the two lines meet at a right angle. perpendicular
A 2-dimensional shape that has three sides and three angles. There are three types of a ________; Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene. triangle
Two angles that add up to equal 90 degrees. Two angles that add up to 180 degrees are supplementary, while two angles that add up to 90 degrees are _________. complementary
The perimeter or distance around the edge of a circle. The equation to find the __________ is πd or 2πr. circumference
A straight path that extends in two opposite directions without end, and has no thickness. A _________ can contain infinite points. line
A part of a line that consists of two endpoints. This forms when two points are connected. segment
A part of a line that consists of one endpoint. When naming a _________, the endpoint MUST com first. ray
A 3-dimensional point, line, or shape. It is a region in which objects exist. space
The distance from the center to the circumference of a circle. It is half of the circle's diameter. radius
A transformation that turns an image around a given point. It can be transformed by turning it clockwise or counterclockwise. rotation
Unit to measure angles. One __________ is the angle measurement of 1/360th of a circle. degrees
The common endpoint of two or more rays or line segments. It is the corner or point where lines meet. vertex
A trigonometric function used in a right angled triangle. It is the length of the adjacent side divided by the length of the hypotenuse. cosine

## Precalculus Criss-Cross Puzzle Crossword

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any number that can be written in the form of a+bi complex number
a unit of angular measure equal to 1/180th of a straight angle degree
a relation that associates each value in the domain with exactly one value in the range funtion
a quantity representing the power to which a fixed number (the base) must be raised to produce a given number. logarithm
the Greek word for “measurement of triangles.” trigonometry
a central angle that intercepts an arc s equal in length to the radius r of the circle. radian
when a real number that can be written as a simple fraction rational
a value f(c) that is greater than or equal to all range values of f on some open interval containing c local maximum
for any two points in the interval a positive change in x results in a zero change in f(x) constant
a value that, when multiplied by itself, produces a specified quantity square root
An expression that can have constants, variables and exponents, that can be combined using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division polynomial
ax2 + bx + c = 0 quadratic formula
in the xy- plane defines y as a function of x if and only if no vertical line intersects the graph in more than one point vertical line test
A general term meaning "written down in the way most commonly accepted" standard form
A number made by squaring a whole number. perfect square
Interest calculated as a percent of the original loan simple interest
first, outside, inner, last FOIL
A line with a start point but no end point (it goes to infinity) ray
Opposite in effect inverse
hypotenuse/opposite cosecant
How far a number is from zero absolute value
a quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised exponent
a positive change between size or quantity increase
this is formed by the intersection of a plane with two equal cones on opposites of the same vertex. hyperbola
Where interest is calculated on both the amount borrowed and any previous interest. compound interest