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# Math Vocab

### Mr. Farley 6th grade Math

Term | Definition |
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capacity | Greatest amount that a container can hold. |

composite number | A number greater than 0 that has more than 2 different factors. |

exponents | Number that tells how many equal factors. |

line segment | Part of a line with two endpoints. |

prime number | A number that has exactly 2 different positive factors, 1 & itself. |

order of operations | The agreed upon sequence for doing operations. |

ratio | A comparison of 2 numbers or measures using division. |

square root | The number when multiplied by itself results in a given number |

vertex | The point at which 2 line segments, lines, or rays, meet to form an angle. |

volume | A number of cubic units of space a solid figure takes up. |

coordinate grid | A 2D system in which a location is described by its distances from 2 intersecting, usually perpendicular, straight lines calles axes. |

equation | A mathematical sentence with an equal sign. |

experimental probablity | A statement of probability based on the results of a series of trials. |

expression | A combination of variables, numbers, and operation symbols that represents a mathematical relationship. |

pi | The circumfrence of any circle divided by its diameter. |

ordered pair | A pair of numbers that gives the coordinates of a point on a grid in this order (horizontal coordinate, vertical coordinate). |

paralellogram | A quadrilateral with 2 pairs of parallel and congruent sides. |

percent | Of 100, or per 100. |

prime factorization | The expression of a number as a product of prime factors. |

probabilty | The chance of an event happening. |

rectangular prism | A prism with 6 rectangular faces. |

triangular prism | A prism with triangular bases. |

mixed number | A number greater than 1 that is the sum of a whole number and a fraction. |

integer | A whole number or its opposite. |

rational number | A number that can be expressed as a ratio of 2 integers where the denominator is non-zero. |

theoretical probability | Finding the probability of an even without doing an experiment or analyzing data. |

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