Words Used in Maths 01
The circumference of a circle is the distance all round the edge of it.

Words Used in Maths 01

Perimeter and prime number are words predominantly used in Maths. Maths uses various English words that are rarely used elsewhere - in fact Maths almost has a language all of its own!

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  1. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Perpendicular
    Make sure you can spell 'perpendicular' correctly
  2. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Quotient
    The quotient of 4 divided by 2 is 2!
  3. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Perimeter
    The greek prefix 'peri-' means 'round'
  4. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Prime number
    Some examples of prime numbers are 3, 5, 7, 11, 13
  5. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Diameter
    Don't confuse 'diameter' with 'radius' (half diameter)
  6. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Convex
  7. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Concave
  8. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Product
    The product of 2 x 2 is 4
  9. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Circumference
    The latin prefix 'circum-' means 'round'
  10. Choose the correct meaning for the following word(s).
    Integer
    'Integer' means 'whole number' (not a fraction)

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