Maths Keywords GCSE F - N
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A number that divides another number exactly. E.g. 4 is a factor of 12.
To put an expression into brackets by taking out a common factor. For example, 20x + 15y = 5(4x + 3y).
Another name for numbers. For example one thousand and fifty in figures is 1050.
An equation used to describe a relationship between two or more variables.
How many times something happens. Another word for 'total'.
The frequency divided by the class width.
How steep a line is. Found by dividing the distance up by the distance across.
A measure of mass. 1 gram = 1000 milligrams. (1 g = 1000 mg)
Stands for 'highest common factor'. It is the largest factor common to a set of numbers. E.g. The HCF of 16 and 24 is 8.
A seven sided polygon.
A six sided polygon.
A diagram drawn with rectangles where the area is proportional to the frequency and the width is equal to the class interval.
The longest side on a right angled triangle.
To make an amount larger.
Another name for powers such as ² or ³.
A whole number.
Inter-quartile range (IQR)
The difference between the upper and lower quartile.
A decimal which is never ending. It must also not be a recurring decimal.
Another word for 'explain'. Often crops up on your maths exam. E.g. 'Calculate the mean and range for each player. Who is the better player Justify your answer.'
A measure of mass. 1 kilogram = 1000 grams. (1 kg = 1000 g)
A measure of distance. 1 kilometre = 1000 metres. (1 km = 1000 m)
Stands for 'lowest common multiple'. It is the smallest multiple common to a set of numbers. E.g. The LCM of 3 and 4 is 12.
A measure of volume. 1 litre = 100 centilitres (1 l = 100 cl). 1 litre = 1000 millilitres (1l = 1000 ml).
The plural of locus.
A collection of points which are the same distance from another point or line.
Lower range The smallest value in a set of data.
A type of average found by adding up a list of numbers and dividing by how many numbers are in the list.
The middle value when a list of numbers is put in order from smallest to largest. A type of average.
A measure of distance. 1 metre = 100 centimetres. (1 m = 1000 cm).
A measure of volume. 10 millimetres = 1 centilitre (10 ml = 1 cl). 1000 millilitres = 1 litre (1000 ml = 1 l).
A measure of distance. 10 millimetres = 1 centimetre. (10 mm = 1 cm).
Another term for mode
The most common value in a list of numbers. If two values are tied then there is two modes. If more than two values are tied then there is no mode. A type of average.
A time period of either 28, 30 or 31 days. There are 12 months in a year.
A number which is part of another number's times table. E.g. 35 is a multiple of 5.
A positive integer
A value less than zero
A nine sided polygon.
The top part of a fraction.