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Acute angle
An angle less than 90°.
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Adjacent
Adjacent sides are next to each other and are joined by a common vertex
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Algebra
Algebra is the branch of mathematics where symbols or letters are used to represent numbers.
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Angle
An angle is formed when two straight lines cross or meet each other at a point. The size of an angle is measured by the amount one line has been turned in relation to the other.
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Approximate
An approximate value is a value that is close to the actual value of a number.
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Arc
Part of a circumference of a circle.
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Area
The amount of space a shape takes up. E.g. the area of the lawn is 35 square metres.
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Asymmetrical
A shape which has no lines of symmetry.
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Average
A value to best represent a set of data. There are three type of average - the mean, the median and the mode
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Axis
An axis is one of the lines used to locate a point in a coordinate system. B
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Bearing
A three digit angle measured from north in a clockwise direction.
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BIDMAS
A way of remembering the order in which operations are carried out. It stands for Brackets - Indices - Division - Multiplication - Addition - Subtraction.
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Bisect
To divide an angle or shape exactly in half.
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Brackets
Used to determine the order in which operations are carried out. For example, 3 + 4 x 2 = 11 but (3 + 4) x 2 = 14
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Calculate
To work out the value of something. This does not have to mean you need a calculator!
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Centilitre (cl)
A measure of volume. 100 centilitres = 1 litre (100 cl = 1 l). 1 centilitre = 10 millilitres (1 cl = 10 ml).
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Centimetre (cm)
A measure of distance. 1 centimetre = 10 millimetres. (1 cm = 10 mm). 100 centimetres = 1 metre. (100 cm = 1 m).
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Chord
A straight line drawn from one point on the edge of a circle to another.
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Circumference
The perimeter of a circle.
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Coefficient
The number in front of an algebraic symbol. For example the coefficient of 5x is 5.
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Congruent
If you can place a shape exactly on top of another then they are said to be congruent. You may rotate, reflex or translate the shape.
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Constant
A letter or symbol whose value always stays the same. The constant Π is a common exampl
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Credit
To add money to a bank account. For example, I had £500 credited to my bank account.
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Cross section
The end section created when you slice a 3D shape along it's length.
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Cube number
The product when an integer is multiplied by itself twice. For example 5 cubed = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125.
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Cuboid
A 3D shape with all sides made from rectangles.
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Cumulative frequency
frequency A running total of the frequencies, added up as you go along.
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Day
A time period of 24 hours. There are 7 days in a week.
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Debit
To take out money from a bank account. For example, £400 was debited from my account.
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Decagon
A ten sided polygon.
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Decimal
Not a whole number or integer. For example, 3.6 or 0.235.
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Algebra is the branch of mathematics where symbols or letters are used to represent numbers.

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