- Middle Years
Maxine Stinka, Saskatchewan Education,
Curriculum and Instruction
definitions included here are those that are used in the Saskatchewan
Education document "Mathematics 6-9: A Curriculum Guide for the
Various mathematics dictionaries
may have different definitions. These definitions are designed
to be meaningful to middle level mathematics teachers.
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- one of the numbers that make up a number
by multiplication. E.g. 3 is a factor of 6 since 6 = 3x2..
- a diagram representing a systematic way of
determining all the prime factors of a number. e.g.
- see rational
- any number that can be written in the form a/b
where a and b are integers and b cannot equal
0. It is a negative fraction number if it is less than zero i.e.
either a or b, but not both, is negative.
- used in statistics as a method of recording
the data collected. A tally is
often used in the frequency diagram to keep track of the number
of times something occurs.
- the region a solid cone or pyramid between the base and a plane parallel to the base.
a set of ordered
pairs where each first element is paired with one and only one
second element and no element in either pair is without a partner.
- a rectangle where the ratio of its length
to its width is (1 + sqrt 5)/2 :1, i.e. about 1.618:1.
- a unit of area that is 100 m by 100 m. It
is equivalent to 10 000 m2.
height of a triangle
- a type of statistical graph that uses bars,
where each bar represents a range of values and the
data is continuous.
- the side opposite the right angle in a right
triangle. It is always the longest side in the triangle.
- a mathematical sentence that includes one
of the symbols >, <, or the symbols for greater than or
equal to, less than or equal to, or not equal.
- any number in the set 0,+/- l,+/- 2,+/-
interior angles of a polygon
- angles within a
polygon formed by the intersection of two sides.
- money paid for the use of someone else's money.
- Simple interest is calculated using the formula
i = prt.
- Compound interest is calculated by adding
the interest on to the principal each time the interest is calculated.
polygon with two sides equal in length. Usually used to refer
to either a triangle or a
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