Math Word of the Day - Week of October 18

Oct 18, 2020 | Mesa North

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

 

Binomial

Sunday, October 18

Consisting of or relating to two names or terms. A polynomial with two terms.

In algebra, an expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus or minus sign, such as a + 6. 

 

Bisect 

Monday, October 19

To cut or divide into two equal parts 

 

Borrow

Tuesday, October 20

In subtraction, to take a unit (tenths, ones, tens, hundreds...) from the next larger denomination in the minuend to make a number larger than the number to be subtracted. 

 

Box

Wednesday, October 21

A container with four sides perpendicular to the base. Also called a rectangular solid. 

 

Box-and-Whiskers 

Thursday, October 22

A graphic method for displaying data using the median, quartiles, and the maximum and minimum of the data points. A box-and-whisker plot displays where the data are spread out and where they are concentrated. 

 

Calculus

Friday, October 23

A method of calculation, both numeric and symbolic. The mathematics of limits and infinitesimals.  

 

Capacity 

Saturday, October 24

A measure of volume; the amount a container will hold.

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