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6th grade math vocabulary

6th grade math vocab for math bootcamp
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perimeter
the distance around a shape
area
the space inside a shape
factor
A number that is multiplied by another number
multiple
the product of a number with another number (ex: multiples of 4 are: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
volume
the amount of space occupied by an object
greatest common factor (GCF)
The largest factor that 2 or more numbers have in common.
least common multiple (LCM)
The smallest number, other than zero, that is a multiple of two or more given numbers; The LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
horizontal
straight across from side to side
vertical
straight up and down
diagonal
a straight line from one corner to another corner
exponent
a number that shows repeated multiplication; shows how many times a number is to be multiplied with itself
positive number
a number greater than zero
numerator
the dividend (top number) of a fraction
denominator
the divisor (bottom number) of a fraction
equivalent fraction
different fractions that are equal in value
product
the answer in a multiplication problem
quotient
the answer to a division problem
sum
the answer to an addition problem
mixed number
a number made up of a whole number and a fraction
improper fraction
a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator
factoring/prime factorization
breaking down a number until all of the factors are prime
factor tree
a diagram showing the prime factorization of a number
right angle
an angle that measures 90 degrees
difference
the answer to a subtraction problem
divisor
the number by which another number will be divided by.
dividend
the number that is divided by another number...it goes inside the division house.
prime number
A number which only has the factors of 1 and itself.
composite number
A number which has more than 2 factors