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Rate
A special ratio where the two amounts are different units
Expression
A math calculation combining numbers or numbers and letters using operations. There is NO equal sign.
Dividend
The amount you want to divide up. (The number inside the box)
Explain
To make clear to someone by giving more details.
Converse
Talk
Ratio
Compares 2 or more amounts
Constant
A number on its own
Justify
Prove it
greatest
Biggest or largest
Precise
Exact or details or specific
Unit Rate
A rate where the bottom number is 1.
Tip
Extra money given for a job well done. (addition)
Coefficient
A number next to a variable
Difference
The answer to a subtraction problem.
Quotient
The answer to a division problem
maximum
The largest amount.
Identify
to tell which one
Percent
Part of 100
Sum
The answer to an addition problem
Contrast
To tell how things are different
Variable
A symbol or letter for a number we dont know.
Operation
+, -, x , / (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
Discount
A reduction in price. A sale price. (subtraction)
evaluate
To figure out
Reciprocal
A fraction turned upside down
least
smallest
product
The answer to a multiplication problem.
compare
To tell which number is bigger or smaller
Absolute Value
An integers distance from zero on a number line.
divisor
The number you divide by. (outside the box)
factor
A number you multiply by another factor to get a product.
integer
The counting numbers, their opposites, and zero
Cylinder
Made of 2 circles and 1 rectangle
area
The amount of space a shape takes up
Triangular Prism
A 3D shape made of 2 triangles and 3 rectangles
Triangular Pyramid
The base is a triangle. The 3 sides are triangles.
Surface Area
The total area of the surfaces of a 3D shape.
(the outside of a 3D shape.)
Cube
A 3D shape which has 6 faces that are all squares
Volume
The amount of cube units needed to fill a 3D shape.
(the inside of a 3D shape)
Rectangular Prism
A 3D shape which has 6 faces that are all rectangles
Square pyramid
The base is a square. The 4 sides are triangles.
at least
greater than or equal to
no more than
less than or equal to
over
greater than
under
less than
Positive Numbers
Numbers greater than zero
Negative Numbers
Numbers less than zero
Origin
Point (0,0) on a co-ordinate grid where the y and x axis meet
Ordered Pair
A pair of numbers used to locate a point on a coordinate grid.
Distribute
To share or pass out
x-axis
The horizontal axis on a co-ordinate plane
y-axis
The vertical axis on a co-ordinate plane
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