- 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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negative integer exponent
negative rational number
- a plane figure obtained by opening and flattening
a 3-D object.
- an angle whose measure is between 90o
- a triangle with one obtuse angle.
- the ratio of the probability that an
event will occur compared with the probability of its not
opposites (additive inverses)
- two numbers whose sum is 0.
- a pair of numbers for which the order is
important. E.g. a pair of numbers that gives the location of a
point in a plane such as (3,1). The order of the numbers in the
pair is important because the point (1,3) is not the same as the
- the second element in a
coordinate pair. When graphed in the coordinate plane, it
is the distance from the x-axis. Frequently called the y coordinate.
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