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TAKS math vocabulary for 6th grade

Acute angle An angle measuring more than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees
Additional information Extra facts needed to solve the problem
Angles The space between 2 rays with a common endpoint, measured in degrees
Appropriate Suitable, would make sense in this situation
Approximate Not exact, but close
Area Surface space that is measured in square units.
Bar graph Graph that uses bars to make comparisons
Best represents Best shows or matches
Calculate Find the value
Circular In the shape of a circle
Circle graph Graph that compares parts to a whole
Circumference The distance around a circle; the perimeter of a circle
Combinations Ways of grouping objects when order doesn’t matter
Common factor A number that can evenly divide all the given numbers
Common multiple A number that can be evenly divided by all the given numbers
Complete Finish
Conclude To decide based on information
Congruent Having the same size and shape
Consecutive Numbers that follow each other in order
Container An object that can hold something
Coordinate grid A 2-dimensional system of intersecting lines used to graph points
Coordinates of a point A pair of numbers that show the location of a point on a graph
Cube A 3-dimensional solid shaped like a box where all faces are squares
Cylinder A 3-dimensional solid figure shaped like a can with 2 congruent and parallel circular bases
Cylindrical Shaped like a cylinder
Data A collection of numbers or measurements
Degrees Common unit for measuring temperature or angles
Delete Erase or get rid of
Determine To find out
Diagram A simplified drawing
Diameter A line segment that passes through the center of a circle and has its endpoints on the circle
Dimensions Measurements of a shape or solid (ex. length, width and height)
Distance How far it is between 2 places
Double To multiply by 2
Edge Line that connects 2 faces
Entire The whole thing
Equal The same
Equation Mathematical sentence that uses an equal sign
Equivalent Having the same value
Exactly Correct in every way
Examples Something that can illustrate a given rule
Expression A combination of numbers and variables connected by 1 or more operations
Fair An equal chance of winning and losing
Figure A numeral, a diagram, or a picture of a shape or solid
Fraction Ratio of 2 numbers where the denominator is not 0
Greatest Largest
Greatest common factor The largest single number that can evenly divide all the given numbers
Grid Regular lines that go across and up and down, often on a graph
Height Measurement from top to bottom
Hexagon A polygon with six sides.
Identify To find or recognize
Integers All whole numbers (both positive and negative) and zero.
Interior angle Angle inside a shape
Intersect Crosses
Isosceles triangle A triangle with only 2 equal sides
Least Smallest
Length How long something is from end to end
Line Graph Graph to show change over time
Line segment A part of a line that has 2 endpoints
Line plot Diagram showing frequency of data on a number line
Maximum The largest
Mean The sum of a group of numbers divided by the number of numbers. Also known as the average.
Measure of angle How many degrees between the angle’s rays
Median A value found by ordering a group of data from least to greatest and choosing the middle
Mode In a group of values, the value that occurs most often.
Obtuse angle An angle measuring more than 90º
Order To place according to numerical value; least to greatest or greatest to least
Ordered pairs 2 numbers listed in a specific order, it describes the location of a point on the coordinate plane
Parallelogram A quadrilateral with two pairs of congruent, parallel sides.
Percent The ratio of a number to 100 (per one hundred). The symbol %
Perimeter The distance around a figure.
Pi It has an approximate value of 3.14; symbol is ¶
Place value The value of each digit in a number based on its placement in the number
Polygon Three or more line segments in a plane that forms a closed figure. Position
Position The location of something
Predicted To say what will happen in the future based on what is known now
Previous Came before
Prime factor A prime number that can evenly divide a given number
Prime factorization When a number is written as a product of prime factors
Probability The likelihood that an event will occur.
Procedure An official way of doing something
Product The result of a multiplication problem
Quadrilateral A polygon that has four sides.
Quotient The result of a division problem
Radius A length that is half the diameter of a circle; the distance from the center of the circle to the edge
Random To happen by chance
Range The difference between the least and greatest values in a set of numbers.
Ratio A comparison of the two values of two numbers
Reasonable Makes sense
Record To write down
Rectangle A parallelogram with four right angles
Rectangular prism A 3-dimensional solid where all 6 faces are rectangles
Regular polygon A shape where all sides are equal
Relationship The way in which 2 or more things are connected
Revolution One complete turn
Rhombus A parallelogram with all sides equal
Right angle An angle that measures 90 degrees
Scale The ratio of the actual measurements of something and those of a diagram or map of it
Section A part of something
Sequence A pattern following an order or rule
Set Group of numbers or objects
Side Line segment that is part of the perimeter of a figure
Similar Same shape, different size
Square To multiply a number by itself
Square unit A unit for measuring area
Stem and leaf plot An arrangement of numbers that separates digits into columns
Straight angle An angle that measures 180º
Sum The result of an addition problem
Support To back up
Surface area The area of the outside of a 3-dimensional solid
Survey A gathering of data or opinions
Table An arrangement of data in rows and columns
Temperature How hot or cold something is
Trapezoid A quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides
Tree diagram A diagram with branches showing all the possible outcomes of a situation
Triangle A 3 sided polygon
Twice To multiply by 2
Vertex Corner
Volume Amount of space inside a container; how much something can hold
Weight The pull of gravity on an object; measured in pounds and ounces or kilograms and grams
X-axis The horizontal number line of a coordinate graph
X-coordinate The value on the x-axis used to locate a point on the graph. It is the first value in an ordered pair.
Y-axis The vertical number line of a coordinate graph
Y-coordinate The value on the y-axis used to locate a point on the graph. It is the second value in an ordered pair
Created by: LMSmath