Mathematics Vocabulary Word List (406)

A)Abacus, Absolute, Abstract, Abundant, Accurate, Acre, Actual, Acute, Addition, Adjacent, Adjustment, Advance, Aggregate, Algebra, Algorithm, Align, Altitude, Amount, Amplification, Analogue, Analysis, Analytic number theory, Angle, Annulus, Apex, Application, Arc, Area, Arithmetic, Array, Ascending, Assessment, Assign, Asymmetry, Attribute, Average(s), Axiom, Axis
B)Balance, Base, Basic, Benchmark, Binary
C)Calculable, Calculate, Calculation, Calibration, Cardinal, Cartesian, Centigrade, Chance, Change, Chart, Circles, Circular, Circumference, Coefficient, Coherent, Column, Combination, Common, Complementary, Complementary angle, Component, Composite, Compound, Comprehensive, Computation, Computation, Compute, Computer, Concave, Concentric, Concept, Conflate, Congruent, Conjugate, Construct, Context, Continuum, Convert, Coordinate, Corollary, Correlation, Counting, Curve, Cylinder
D)Data, Decimal, Declivity, Degree, Delve, Demonstrate, Denominator, Density, Design, Determine, Deviation, Devise, Diagnostic, Diagram, Diameter, Difference, Digit, Dimension, Discipline, Discover, Disorder, Distance, Distribution, Divide, Dividend, Divisibility, Division
E)Effect, Element, Ellipse, Engineer, Equal, Equality, Equation, Equivalent, Error, Essential, Establish, Estimate, Evidence, Exact, Example, Exchange, Experiment, Explore, Exponent, Expression, Extent, Extract, Extrapolate
F)Factor, Fahrenheit, Fibonacci sequence, Figure, Finance, Finite, Foot, Form, Formula, Fraction, Frequency, Friction, Function, Fundamental
G)Gallon, Genius, Geometric, Geometry, Googol, Gram, Graph, Greater than, Grid, Gross, Group, Guesstimate
H)Helix, Hypotenuse, Hypothesis
I)Identify, Imaginary, Inch, Inclination, Inclusive, Indivisible, Inequality, Infinite, Information, Innumerate, Integer, Integrate, Interactive, Interest, Interpolate, Intersect, Interval, Introduce, Invalid, Inversion, Invert, Investigate, Involution, Irrational number, Irrefutable, Isoclinal, Isosceles, Iteration
J)Join, Junction, Juxtapose
L)Lateral, Latitude, Length, Li, Limit, Linear, Lines, Logarithm, Logic, Longitude
M)Magnetic, Magnitude, Margin, Mathematician, Mathematics, Matrix, Mean, Measure, Median, Memory, Meter, Method, Metric, Mile, Minus, Mixed number, Mode, Model, Motivate, Motivation, Multiple, Multiplication, Multiply
N)Negative, Net, Notation, Number, Numeral, Numeric
O)Object, Oblique, Obtuse, Octagon, Octahedron, Operation, Optimism, Order, Ordinal, Origin, Outcome, Outstanding
P)Parallel, Parallelogram, Parity, Partition, Pattern, Percent, Percentage, Perimeter, Permutation, Perpendicular, Physics, Pi, Point, Polygon, Polynomial, Portion, Position, Positive, Power, Practice, Practicum, Pre-calculus, Precise, Predict, Premise, Prime, Principle, Prism, Probability, Problem, Procedure, Process, Programming, Projection, Proof, Properties, Proportion, Puzzle, Pythagorean
Q)Quadrant, Quadratic, Quadrilateral, Qualitative, Quantity, Quantum, Question, Quick, Quincunx, Quotient
R)Radius, Random, Range, Rank, Ranking, Rate, Ratio, Ratiocination, Rational, Reasoning, Reciprocal, Recognition, Record, Rectangular, Regular polygon, Relationship, Relevance, Repetition, Replacement, Represent, Resilient, Resistance, Review, Rhomboid, Rhombus, Root, Rotation, Rule
S)Scalar, Scale, Scale factor, Scalene, Scientific notation, Second, Secondary, Segment, Sequence, Shape, Significant, Similar, Similarities, Simple, Simulate, Sine wave, Single, Skill, Solution, Solve, Spatial, Spectrum, Speculation, Sphere, Split, Square, Square root, Squared, Standard System, Statistics, Stochastic, Strategy, Stress, Subset, Subtraction, Supplementary, Survey, Symbols, Symmetry, System, System
T)Technique, Tertiary, Test, Testing, Theorem, Theory, Three-dimensional, Tier, Trajectory, Transformation, Trend, Triangle
U)Underestimate, Understanding, Unit, Universe, Unknown
V)Valid, Value, Variable, Variety, Vertical, Volume
W)Wave, Weigh, Weight, Whole number, Work, Wrong
Z)Zeal, Zero, Zero pair, Zest, Zeta function, Zigzag, Zone
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