Key words for GCSE Maths

capacity 
A container's capacity is how much it can hold.


base 
The bottom of a shape is its base.


intersect 
If two lines intersect, it means they cross over.


mass 
Mass refers to the quantity of something.


time 
Time measures the distance between events, for example in months or hours.


point 
A point is a coordinate on a graph, or a specific spot on a diagram.


centre 
The middle point of something is called the centre.


cube 
A cube is a 3D shape with six equalsized faces.


trigonometry 
Trigonometry looks at the sides and angles of triangles.


Pythagoras 
Pythagoras is known for his work on the sides and angles of triangles.


arc 
A section of the circumference of a circle is called an arc.


asymmetrical 
Asymmetrical means not symmetrical.


bearing 
A bearing is a measurement of a turn calculated in degrees.


bisect 
If you bisect a line, it means you cut it in half.


chord 
A straight line that joins two points on a circumference is a chord.


circumference 
The circumference of a circle is the distance around it.

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