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# 6th Math, 4th Nine Weeks

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capacity
A measure of the ability to receive, hold, or absorb volume; the amount a container can hold
length
A measurement of distance
weight
Measurement of the pull of gravity on the mass of an object. The _____ of an object changes dependent on the gravitational pull at its location.
mass
The amount of matter in an object. The _____ of an object remains the same regardless of its location.
volume
The amount of space that a three dimensional figure contains. _____ is expressed in cubic units.
area
The number of square units needed to cover a surface enclosed by a geometric figure
square unit
Units used when measuring the area of a two dimensional figure
metric system
A system of measurement of units based on the number ten with the meter as a unit length, the gram as a unit mass, and the liter as a unit of volume
meter (m)
Basic unit of length in the metric measurement system, about equal to one yard
centimeter (cm)
Metric unit of length; 100 _____ are in one meter; 2.5 _____ are about equal to one inch
kilometer (km)
Metric unit of length; 1000 meters equals one _____; about equal to 0.6 of a mile
millimeter (mm)
Metric unit of length; 1000 _____ is equal to one meter
liter (l)
Metric unit of capacity; one _____ is about equal to one quart
milliliter (ml)
Metric unit of capacity; 1000 _____ is equal to one liter; about equal to a drop
gram (g)
Metric unit of mass;
one _____ is about equal to the mass of one nickel
kilogram (kg)
Metric unit of mass;
one _____ is equal to 1000 grams;
one _____ is about equal to 2.5 pounds
milligram (mg)
A metric unit of mass;
one _____ equals one thousandth of a gram
U.S. customary system
System of measurements using inch, foot, yard, mile, fluid ounce, cup, pint, quart, gallon, dry ounce, pound, and ton
inch (in.)
Customary unit of length;
12 _____ equals one foot;
36 _____ equals one yard
foot (ft.)
Customary unit of length;
12 inches equals one _____;
3 _____ equals one yard
yard (yd.)
Customary unit of length;
36 inches equals one _____;
3 feet equals one _____
mile (mi.)
Customary unit of length;
one _____ equals 5,280 feet
ounce (oz.)
Customary unit of mass;
16 _____ equals one pound
cup (c.)
Customary unit of capacity;
one _____ equals 8 fluid ounces
pint (pt.)
Customary unit of capacity;
one _____ equals 2 cups
quart (qt.)
Customary unit of capacity;
one _____ equals 2 pints
gallon (gal.)
Customary unit of capacity;
one _____ equals 4 quarts
pound (lb.)
Customary unit of mass;
one _____ equals 16 ounces
ton (t)
Customary unit of mass;
one _____ equals 2000 pounds
fluid ounce (fl oz)
Customary unit of capacity;
8 _____ equals one cup
standard unit
The measurement of the mass, length, or volume of an object using either the Customary System or the Metric System
nonstandard unit
Used to estimate the mass, length, or volume of an object using a comparative unit
line graph
A graph used to show how a set of data changes over a period of time
circle graph
A graph used to compare parts of a whole. The circle represents the whole and is separated into parts of the whole, usually expressed as a percentage
box-and-whisker plot
A number line used to display a group of data, specifically for showing how data is clustered or spread out
scale
The set of all possible values of a given measurement, including the least and greatest numbers in the set, separated by the intervals used
title
Used to explain the subject of any graph, plot, table, or chart
lower quartile
The lower fourth of the data in a box and whisker plot
upper quartile
The upper fourth of the data in a box and whisker plot
range
The difference between the greatest number and the least number in a set of data
mode
The number(s) or item(s) that appear most often in a set of data
bar graph
A graph using bars to compare quantities. The height or length of each bar represents a designated number
stem-and-leaf plot
A system used to condense a set of data where the greatest place value of the data forms the stem and the next greatest place value forms the leaves
data
Information, often numerical, which is gathered for statistical purposes
key
A sample data point used to explain the stem and leaves. It is also used to explain the meaning of symbols of any graph, plot, table, or chart.
stem
The greatest place value common to all the data that is written to the left of the line in a stem and leaf plot
lower extreme
The least value data in a box and whisker plot
median
The middle number in a set of data when the data are arranged in numerical order. If the data has an even number, the median is the mean of the middle numbers.
upper extreme
The greatest value data in a box and whisker plot.
axis
An unlimited line or line segment serving to orient a space on a line graph or a bar graph. The vertical axis, known as the y axis, runs North to South (up and down) and the horizontal axis, known as the x axis, runs East to West (side to side).
leaf
The unit digit written to the right of the vertical line in a stem and leaf plot