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Pi
the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle
circumference
The distance around a circle.
perimeter
the distance around a figure
area
The number of square units required to cover a surface.
volume
the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
composite shape
A shape made of circles, rectangles, squares and other two-dimensional figures.
parallelogram
a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
trapezium
quadrilateral that has one pair of opposite sides that are parallel
prism
A prism is a three-dimensional figure with two ends that are congruent (the same) shape.
capacity
The volume that a container can hold (unit is litre)
time zone
One of 24 imaginary vertical columns that the world has been divided into. Within a time zone, all clocks are set to the same time. The difference between two adjacent time zones is 1 hour.
rhombus
a parallelogram with adjacent (next to each other) sides equal in length
perpendicular
lines that are at right angles to each other
trapezium
a quadrilateral with only one pair of opposite sides parallel
congruent
exactly the same shape - alike in all respects except position; same
shape and size
quadrilateral
A four sided shape
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