 # Spell Mathematical Terms Relating to Number

In this worksheet, students practise spelling terms relating to numbers and the number system. Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary and Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

Spelling is often thought of as a skill needed for English lessons, but many words in other subjects are tricky to spell, and it can be frustrating if you know the word you want to write but don't know how to spell it.

In this worksheet you can practise spelling some of the terms you will come across in your maths lessons when you are working in the area of numbers and the number system.

Read the following terms and their definitions and try to remember the spellings.

 approximation a number or result that is not exact consecutive following on in order divisible able to be divided without leaving a remainder factorise to write a number as the product of its factors integer a whole number equivalent of equal value expression a mathematical form expressed using symbols percentage a number expressed in parts out of a hundred using the symbol % numerator the number above the line of a fraction denominator the number below the line of a fraction

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of equal value

a number or result that is not exact

a mathematical form expressed using symbols and numbers

following on in order

a whole number

the number above the line of a fraction

a number expressed in parts out of a hundred using the symbol %

the number below the line of a fraction

able to be divided without leaving a remainder

to write a number as the product of its factors

• Question 1

of equal value

equivalent
EDDIE SAYS
The 'i' in the middle of this word can be tricky.
• Question 2

a number or result that is not exact

approximation
EDDIE SAYS
Remember the double 'p'.
• Question 3

a mathematical form expressed using symbols and numbers

expression
EDDIE SAYS
Remember the double 's'.
• Question 4

following on in order

consecutive
EDDIE SAYS
This one is easier to spell if you sound out the separate syllables.
• Question 5

a whole number

integer
EDDIE SAYS
The 'g' sounds like a 'j' in this word.
• Question 6

the number above the line of a fraction

numerator
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that the ending is -or and not -er.
• Question 7

a number expressed in parts out of a hundred using the symbol %

percentage
EDDIE SAYS
The 'c' sounds like an 's' in this word, but remember that 'cent' means one hundred.
• Question 8

the number below the line of a fraction

denominator
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that the ending is -or and not -er.
• Question 9

able to be divided without leaving a remainder

divisible
EDDIE SAYS
The ending of this word is tricky. It is -ible, not -able.
• Question 10

to write a number as the product of its factors

factorise
EDDIE SAYS
The word can also be spelt -ize, but the -ise ending is more common in the UK.
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