September 15, 2008

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

figure

Which Means:

The shape or outline of something, especially a number.

As In:

Emily used a calculator to enter each figure to get a sum.

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

rectangle

Which Means:

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

As In:

A window is only one example of a rectangle.

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

formula

Which Means:

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

As In:

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

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

range

Which Means:

The space or extent that something covers.

As In:

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

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

tally

Which Means:

A sum or total score.

As In:

Ted had to keep a tally of his golf score.