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# Beam 6th Grade Vocab

### 1st semester vocabulary words

TermDefinition
Operation Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Order of Operations Rules or steps followed to solve expressions. (PEMDAS)
Greatest Common Factor The largest factor shared by two or more numbers.
Least Common Multiple The smallest product shared by two or more numbers.
Venn Diagram A diagram that uses circles to describe a relationship between two or more sets.
Exponent This tells you the number of times the base is used as a factor.
Evaluate Solve.
Reciprocal When you invert or "flip" a fraction. Example 1/4 and 4/1
Ratio A comparison of two quantities using the word "to", the fraction bar, or the colon.
Unit Rate The rate for 1 unit of a given quantity.
Proportion An equation showing that two ratios are equal.
Integers The set of whole numbers and their opposites and zero.
Absolute Value The distance a number is from zero on the number line.
Opposites Two numbers that are the same distance from zero on the number line.
Algebraic Expression Mathematical phrase that uses variables, numbers, and operations.
Variable A letter used to represent a number in math.
Equation Mathematical sentence that contains an equal sign.
Inverse Operations Opposite operations that "undo" each other.
Coordinate Plane A grid consisting of an x-axis and y-axis used to plot points.
Origin The point of intersection of the x-axis and y-axis. The ordered pair for it is (0,0)
Ordered Pair (x-coordinate, y-coordinate) It identifies the location of a point on the coordinate plane.
Quadrants The four regions that the coordinate plane is divided into by the x-axis and y-axis.
x-axis The horizontal line of the coordinate plane.
y-axis The vertical line of the coordinate plane.
Inequality Mathematical sentence that contains greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, or less than or equal to signs.
Dependent Variable Variable graphed on the y-axis.
Independent Variable Variable graphed on the x-axis.
Product Answer to a multiplication problem.
Quotient Answer to a division problem.
Coefficient A number multiplied by a variable. For example, 5x, the 5 is the coefficient.
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