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# Visual 6th Grade Math Vocabulary--Set 3 of 4

Special thanks to Granite School District in Utah for sharing vocabulary lists and printable flashcards. I used the latter to cut and paste images into the digital flashcard sets. This is set three of four. Granite Schools printable set: http://www.graniteschools.org/depart/teachinglearning/curriculuminstruction/math/Documents/Vocabulary%20Documents/Vocab%20Cards/Vocabulary%20Cards%204th%20Grade%20A%20thru%20L.pdf

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like denominators
Denominators in two or more fractions that
are the same
line
A set of connected points continuing without end
in both directions
line of symmetry
A line that divides a figure into two congruent halves
that are mirror images of each other
line plot
A diagram showing frequency of data on a number line
line segment
A part of a line with two endpoints
line symmetric figures
Figures that can be folded in half and its two parts match
exactly
liter (L)
The basic unit of capacity in the metric system.
1 liter = 1,000 milliliters
lowest terms
When a fraction is expressed with the fewest possible pieces, it is in lowest terms. (Also called simplest form.)
mass
The amount of matter in an object. Usually measured by comparing with an object of known mass. While gravity influences weight, it does not affect mass
meter (m)
A standard unit of length in the metric system
metric system
A system of measurement based on tens. The basic unit of
capacity is the liter. The basic unit of length is the meter. The basic unit of mass is the gram
mile
A customary unit of length.
1 mile = 5,280 feet
milliliter (mL)
A metric unit of capacity.
1,000 milliliters = 1 liter
millimeter (mm)
A metric unit of length.
1,000 millimeters = 1 meter
minute (min)
One sixtieth of an hour or 60 seconds
mixed number
A number that has a whole number (not 0) and a fraction
multiple
A product of a given whole number and any other whole number
multiplicative comparison
Compare by asking or telling how many times more one
amount is as another. For example, 4 times greater than
multiply
The operation of repeated addition of the same number
number line
A diagram that represents numbers as points on a line
numerator
The number written above the line in a fraction. It tells how many equal parts are described in the fraction
obtuse angle
An angle with a measure greater than 90º but less than 180º
Order of Operations
A set of rules that tells the order in which to compute
ounce (oz)
A customary unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound. 16 ounces = 1 pound
parallel lines
Lines that are always the same distance apart. They do not intersect.
parentheses
Used in mathematics as grouping symbols for operations. When simplifying an expression, the operations within the parentheses are performed first.
pattern
A repeating or growing sequence or design. An ordered set of numbers or shapes arranged according to a rule.
perimeter
The distance around the outside of a figure.
period
In a large number, periods are groups of 3 digits separated by commas or by spaces.
perpendicular lines
Two intersecting lines that form right angles.
pint (pt)
A customary unit of capacity. 1 pint = 2 cups
place value
The value of the place of a digit in a number.
plane figure
A two-dimensional figure
point
The exact location in space represented by a dot
pound (lb)
A customary unit of weight. 1 pound = 16 ounces.
prime number
A whole number greater than 0 that has exactly two different factors, 1 and itself.
product
The answer to a multiplication problem.