PACE - Grade 5 - Vocabulary - Ch. 3

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Mathematics
Chapter 3
Decimals - concepts, addition, subtraction
Grade levels:
5th grade, 6th grade
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metric system

a decimal system of measurement

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meter

the basic unit of length in the metric system - about 39 inches

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millimeter

mm
0.001 meters
one-thousandth of a meter

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centimeter

cm
0.01 meters
one-hundredth of a meter

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kilometer

km
1000 meters
one thousand meters

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clustering

when estimating sums or differences, rounding similar numbers to a common number

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front-end estimation

when estimating sums or differences, using the two front-most digits to the numbers

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circle graph

a graph used to compare parts of a whole

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formula

an equation using letters, mainly used for particular purposes such as finding perimeter, area, volume, etc.