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Math Unit_6

Using Data; Addition and Subtraction of Fractions Vocabulary

Angle of Separation A measure of finger flexibility of the angle of two fingers stretched apart as far as possible.
Common Denominator Any number, except zero, that is a multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions. For example, the fractions 1/2 and 2/3 have the common denominators 6, 12, 18, and so on.
Contour Line A curve on a map through places where a certain measurement (such as temperature or elevation) is the same. Often, contour lines separate regions that have been colored differently to show a range of conditions.
Cubit An ancient unit of length, measured from the point of the elbow to the end of the middle finger. A cubit is about 18 inches.
Decennial Occurring every 10 years.
Fair Game In a fair game, every player has the same chance of winning.
Fathom A unit used by people who work with boats and ships to measure depths under water and lengths of cables. A fathom is now defined as 6 feet.
Great Span The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger (pinkie) when the hand is stretched as far as possible.
Landmark A notable feature of a data set. Landmarks include the mean, median, mode, maximum, minimum, and range.
Line Plot A sketch of data in which check marks, Xs, or other marks above a labeled line show the frequency of each value.
Mode The most frequent value or values in a data set.
Normal Span The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the first (index) finger of an outstretched hand.
Population In data collection, it is the group of people or objects that is the focus of study.
Range The difference between the maximum and minimum landmarks.
Simplest Form A fraction less than 1 is in simplest form if there is no number other than 1 that divides its numerator and denominator evenly. A mixed number is in simplest form if its fractional part is in simplest form.
Stem & Leaf Plot A display of data in which digits with larger place values are “stems”, and digits with smaller place values are “leaves.”
Created by: mrsthompson