From the Word Wizard Club...
September 15, 2008

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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figure

Which Means:

The shape or outline of something, especially a number.

As In:

Image Emily earned a three-figure number by mowing lawns over the summer.

Heads Up!

Figure can also mean to think through and solve a problem.

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rectangle

Which Means:

A shape that has four right angles with two opposite sides longer than the other two.

As In:

Image A window is only one example of a rectangle.

Heads Up!

Don't let the spelling of this word get in a tangle!

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formula

Which Means:

A plan or set of instructions for completing something in mathematics or elsewhere.

As In:

Image Follow the standard formula when dealing with this kind of problem.

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The fastest race cars are called "Formula 1" cars.

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range

Which Means:

The space or extent that something covers.

As In:

Image The range of the black bear includes all the US states.

Heads Up!

The range of letters in the word 'range' is from A-R.

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tally

Which Means:

A sum or total score.

As In:

Image Ted had to keep a tally of his golf score.

Heads Up!

Tally can also be a verb meaning to add up: Please tally my score! I think I beat you.

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