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Spell Mathematical Terms Relating to Number

In this worksheet, students practise spelling terms relating to numbers and the number system.

'Spell Mathematical Terms Relating to Number' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Vocabulary and Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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

 

Remember, you can look at this again if you get stuck by clicking on the Help button.

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

of equal value

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 a number or result that is not exact

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a mathematical form expressed using symbols and numbers

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following on in order

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a whole number

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the number above the line of a fraction

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

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the number below the line of a fraction

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able to be divided without leaving a remainder

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to write a number as the product of its factors

  • Question 1

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

of equal value

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

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 a number or result that is not exact

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

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a mathematical form expressed using symbols and numbers

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

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following on in order

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

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a whole number

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

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the number above the line of a fraction

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

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

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

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the number below the line of a fraction

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

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

able to be divided without leaving a remainder

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

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

to write a number as the product of its factors

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