Math Word of the Day - Week of December 13

Dec 13, 2020 | Mesa North

Math Word of the Day comes from the Math Dictionary written by Mathnasium.

 

Deductive

Sunday, December 13

A series of logical steps in which a conclusion is drawn by directly reasoning from a set of statements that are known or assumed to be true.  

 

Degree (of angle) 

Monday, December 14

A unit of angular measure equal to 1/360 of a complete revolution. 

 

Degree (of temperature) 

Tuesday, December 15

A unit division of a temperature scale.  

 

Denomination 

Wednesday, December 16

A collective name of a group of similar things (apples, dogs, inches).

A subset of a larger set used to identify (or name) the particular subset. For example, with "coinage," the denominations are the names of the particular note or coins used by a particular country. 

 

Denominator  

Thursday, December 17

"De name of da fraction."

The number of equal parts in the whole tells us the denomination, the name, of a common fraction.

The denominator is the "bottom" number in a common fraction.

 

Dependent Variable

Friday, December 18

The variable in a function. Its value is dependent on the value of the independent variable.   

 

Depth 

Saturday, December 19

The measurement or dimesion downward, backward, or inward.    

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