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6th grade vocabulary - WA MSP
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6th grade vocabulary as given by MSP Item Specification
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approximate
form an estimate of (quantities or time)
axis
A feature of a chart, on which you can plot numbers. The horizontal line is called the X-_____, and the vertical line is called the Y-_____.
circumference
the perimeter of a circle
conclusion
a position reached after consideration
construct
put together out of components or parts; to build
cube
a rectangular prism with six congruent faces
diameter
the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
edge
where faces meet; a line determining the limits of an area
event
something that happens at a given place and time
face
a surface forming part of the outside of an object
slant height
the height of the triangle that forms a lateral face on a pyramid
identify
recognize as being a particular thing
integer
any whole number (positive or negative) or zero
interval
a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
inverse
opposite in nature or effect or relation to another amount
justify
defend or explain by reasoning
net
A two-dimensional pattern that can be folded to make a three-dimensional figure
order of operations
the order in which operations in an expression to be evaluated are carried out. 1. parentheses 2. exponents 3. multiplication and divison 4. addition and subtraction
percent
a ratio that compares a number to 100.
pi
The value that shows the relationship of a circle's circumference to its diameter; it has an approximate value of 3.14
polyhedron
a three-dimensional figure whose surfaces are polygons
regular polyhedron
A polyhedron in which all faces are the same regular polygon
prism
A solid figure that has two congruent, parallel polygons as its bases. Its sides are parallelograms
experimental probability
Probability based on data from repeating an event
theoretical probability
Probability based on comparing the number of possible favorable outcomes to the number of total possible outcomes
distributive property
a property indicating a special way in which multiplication is applied to addition of two or more numbers in which each term inside a set of parentheses can be multiplied by a factor outside the parentheses, such as a(b + c) = ab + ac
identity property
The sum of 0 and any number is the number. The product of 1 and any number is the number.
proportion
A statement where two fractions/ratios are equal
proportional
Having a constant relationship in degree or number
pyramid
a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
radius
the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
rate
the relative speed of progress or change
unit rate
comparison of a quanity to 1
ratio
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
semicircle
a two dimensional figure with the shape of half a circle
solution
the successful action of solving a problem
surface area
the sum of the areas of all the faces of a solid figure
tetrahedron
any polyhedron having four plane faces
three dimensional
having height, width, and depth; has surface area and volume
two dimensional
having height and width; has area, but does not have volume
verify
to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm
volume
the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
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