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# 6th Grade Math Vocab

### Term and Definition on Math, 6th Grade Math Vocabulary

TermDefinitionExample
Algebra A language of symbols, including variables. a + -5 x 4 / -4 squared =
Variable A symbol (usually a letter) used to represent a number unknown. b - 3 = -2
Factors These are what the numbers are called when they are multiplied. They're _______ of the product. 2 x 2 = 4
Prime Number A whole number that has exactly two numbers only that can be multipied to get that product, 1 and the number itself. 5 = 1 x 5
Composite Number A number (that is greater than 1) with more than two numbers that can be multipied to get the product. 2 x 2 = 4 1 x 4 = 4
Prime Factorization Seperating a composite number, perhaps using a factor tree, to break it down into many prime numbers. 2 4 > 2
Base The _______ is the number used as a factor. The exponent indicates how many times the base is used as a factor. (2 x 2 x 2 = 2 cubed) 2 x 2 x 2 = 2 cubed
Numerical Expression A combination of numbers and operations. (Example: 3 x 2 + 4 x 4) 3 x 2 + 4 x 4
Algebraic Expression Combinations of variables, numbers, and at least one operation. a x 4
Evaluate To find the value of an algebraic expression. a = 2
Equation A sentence that contains an equals sign (=). a x 4 = 8
Equals Sign Shows equality in an equation. =
Area The number of square units needed to cover a surface. Rectangle: 2 in. by 2 in. 2 x 2 = 4 square inches
Formula An equation that shows a relationship among certain quantities./ You can use a _______ to find the area of a rectangle. Area = Length x Width
Squared To the power of 2 5 to the second power
Cubed To the power of 3 5 to the third power
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