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EMC 6 - Perimeter & Area
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Vocabulary words students in N-MUSD are expected to know. The first sets concern math. In particular, the Essential Math Concepts, identified by CUSD.
Terms in this set (13)
altitude
The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex.
area
The number of square units needed to cover a given surface.
base
The number being put to a power: 8^3=8x8x8, 8 is the base.
circle
A closed curve with all points on the curve an equal distance from a given point called the center of the circle.
circumference
The distance around a circle: equal to pi times diameter.
parallelogram
A quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and congruent.
pi
The ratio of the circumference of a circle to the length of its diameter: pi=3.14 or 22/7.
quadrilateral
A four-sided polygon (shape).
radius
A line segment with one endpoint at the center of a circle and the other endpoint on the circle.
rhombus
A parallelogram whose four sides are congruent and whose opposite angles are congruent.
square unit
A unit of measure that has a length of one unit and a width of one unit used to measure area.
trapezoid
A quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides, normally connected by slanted sides.
vertex
The point where two sides meet.
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