Glossary Entries
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | ZGallon | A customary unit used to measure capacity; 1 gallon = 4 quarts. |
Geometric Figure | Any combination of points, lines, planes, or curves in two or three dimensions. |
Geometric Pattern | An arrangement of geometric figures that repeats. |
Geometric Sequence | A sequence in which there is a common ratio between successive terms. Each successive term of a geometric sequence is found by multiplying the preceding term by the common ratio. For example, in the sequence {1, 3, 9, 27, 81, . . .} the common ratio is 3. |
Geometric Shape | Any regular or irregular polygon, circle, or combination of geometric figures. |
Geometry | The branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, planes, and two- and three-dimensional figures. |
Googol | A really cool number that is a one with 100 zeros after it. The correct way to write it out is 1^{100}. |
Gram | A metric unit used to measure mass; 1000 grams = 1 kilogram. The abbreviation for gram is "g." |
Graph | A graph is an image or chart representation used to show a numerical relationship. |
Graphically | To solve a problem or demonstrate a relationship using a number line or coordinate graph. |
Greater Than | A relationship showing that the first term or expression has a value larger than the second term or expression. The symbol for greater than is ">." Examples: 6 + 5 > 6 - 5.-5 > -18. 3x - 6 > 15. |
Greatest | The largest amount. |
Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) | The largest integer or the polynomial (monomial) of highest degree that is an exact divisor or each of two or more integers or polynomials. |
Greatest Common Factor (GCF) | The greatest number that is a factor of every number in a set of numbers or expressions. 3 is the greatest common factor of 9 and 15. |
Group | A number of individuals or objects that are assembled together or that have some unifying relationship. |
Growing Pattern | A pattern that grows or increases. |
Useful Reference Materials
Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraction_%28mathematics%29
Encyclopædia Britannica:
http://www.britannica.com/topic/fraction
University of Delaware:
https://sites.google.com/a/udel.edu/fractions/