Saturday, November 26, 2011

GED Math Vocabulary- Whole Numbers

The following are 20 GED  math vocabulary words that GED students need to know.  They all focus around "whole numbers".  For worksheets to help learning and reinforce this vocabulary, go to

GED Math Vocabularly Worksheets

addition- the process of adding two numbers to get their sum

difference- the difference between two numbers is what you get when you subtract one from the other

division- a basic arithmetical operation determining how many times one quantity is contained within another

estimate- a rough guess at the value of a number

interval- in math, the space or distance between numbers

multiplication- the basic arithmetic operation of repeated addition

number line- a line on which each point represents a real number

place value- within a number, each digit is given a place value depending on it's location within the number

product- the result of multiplying two numbers

remainder- the number left over when one number is divided by another

subtraction- a basic operation of arithmetic in which you take away one number from another

sum- the result of addition

digit- in the decimal system, one of the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

period- each group of three digits in a series of numbers, starting from right to left

rounding- the process of approximating a number to a nearby one

comparing- to note the similarity or dissimilarity between two numbers

add- combine quantities, find a total

subtract- find a difference, take away a quantity, "how much left", "how much is left"

multiply- to put together a number of equal amounts to find a total, add the same number repeatedly

divide- to put together a number of equal amounts to find a total, Add the same number repeatedly

more GED Math Worksheets