Math Word of the Day - Week of October 11

Oct 11, 2020 | Mesa North

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

 

Axiomatic System

Sunday, October 11

A system which includes self-evident truths; truths without proofs and from which further statements, or theorems, can be derived. 

 

Backward 

Monday, October 12

Directed or facing the rear.

Done in a manner or an order that is opposite to a previous occurrence. 

 

Base

Tuesday, October 13

The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is drawn.

The number that is raised to a power (an exponent).

The number that is raised to a power to generate the whole numbers of a number system. The base of the decimal system is 10; the base of the binary system is 2. 

 

Between

Wednesday, October 14

In an intermediate space, position, or time.

 

Benchmark Numbers 

Thursday, October 15

Numbers that are used to help make calculations and estimates.

Important benchmark numbers include 0, 1/10, 1/2, 1, 10, 12, and 100.

 

Binary

Friday, October 16

A system of numerical notation that has 2 rather than 10 as a base. 

 

Binary Operation 

Saturday, October 17

An operation that combines two objects of one type to form another object of the same type.

In a binary arithmetic operation, a starting number (the operand) is acted on by an operation (+, -, X, ÷) and a second number (the operator), producing a result.

We can say that a binary operation transforms one number into another by means of a given operation.

Operand [+, -, X, ÷] Operator = Result

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