Key words for GCSE Maths

rounding 
Rounding a value is expressing it to its nearest degree of accuracy.


quantity 
Quantity describes the number or size of something.


interest 
Interest is an amount added to owed money.


digit 
A digit is a number between 0 and 9.


degrees 
Temperatures and angles are measured in degrees.


temperature 
Temperature refers to how hot or cold something is.


partition 
Partition makes calculations easier by splitting numbers into smaller parts.


divisibility 
Divisibility is whether or not something can be divided exactly.


column 
Column addition is a way of formatting sums on the page.


cancel 
If you cancel down, it means you reduce to the simplest form.


terminating 
Terminating decimals are nonrecurring decimals.


scale 
A scale is a line with equal divisions made along it, like a ruler.


directed 
Directed numbers have a particular size and direction (i.e. positive or negative).


centilitre 
A centilitre is a hundredth of a litre.


constant 
A constant does not vary.


cube 
A cube number is calculated by multiplying a number by itself three times.


denominator 
The number below the line in a fraction is a denominator.

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