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School:  Whitman Middle School 
Location:  Whitman MA 
Comments:  The vocabulary words listed here are designed to improve the student's understanding of the MCAS questions. 





   Stingray ChaserFree stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.  


    PinballVocabulary Pinball
Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!  


    Word FindPlay the classic Word Search and find game.  


    Word Scramble  Words OnlySolve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!  


    Word Scramble  Problems and DefinitionsSolve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!  


    HangmanPlay hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.  


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Math Vocab 2  maximum  The largest number in a set of data.
 minimum  The smallest number in a set of data.
 right triangle  A triangle with one right angle.
 horizontal  In a left right orientation; parallel to the horizon.
 vertical  Upright; perpendicular to the horizon.
 integer  Whole numbers and their opposites. …3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3…
 median  The middle value in a set of data when the numbers are listed in order from smallest to largest.
 right angle  An angle whose measure is exactly 90.
 area  The amount of surface inside a closed boundary. Area is measured in square units.
 vertex  The point at which two line segments, lines or rays meet to form an angle.
 circumference  The distance around a circle or sphere.
 mean  The average of a set of data. To find the mean add all the numbers then divide by the total amount of items you added.
 adjacent angles  Two angles that have a common vertex and one common side.
 perimeter  The distance around a closed 2dimensional shape.
 vertical # line  A number line that is drawn upright; perpendicular to the horizon.
Math Vocab 3  regular polygon  All the sides of the figure are the same length, and all the angles have the same measure.
 ratio  A comparison of two numbers.
 dodecagon  A polygon with twelve sides.
 nonagon  A polygon with nine sides.
 quadrilateral  A polygon with four sides.
 coordinates  A pair of numbers that show the position of a point on the coordinate plane. (x, y)
 range  The difference between the maximum and the minimum in a set of data. Max  min = range
 decagon  A polygon with ten sides.
 hexagon  A polygon with six sides.
 pentagon  A polygon with five sides.
 cone  A 3dimensional figure with one curved surface, one flat surface (usually circular), one curved edge, and one vertex.
 mode  The value or values that occur the most often in a set of data.
 volume  The amount of space inside a 3dimensional object. Volume is measured in cubic units.
 heptagon  A polygon with seven sides.
 octagon  A polygon with eight sides.
Math Vocab 4  square  A quadrilateral with four equal sides and four right angles.
 edges  A line segment where two faces of a solid figure meet.
 pyramid  A solid made up of polygons. The base can be any polygon, and the other polygons are triangles that share a common vertex.
 trapezoid  A quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides.
 plane  A flat surface that extends without end in all directions.
 rotation  A movement of a figure around a fixed point, or axis; a turn.
 prism  A solid with two parallel bases that are congruent polygons.
 sphere  A 3dimensional figure that is made up of all points that are equally distant from a point called the center. Ex. basketball, tennis ball
 parallelogram  A quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel and congruent sides.
 reflection  A transformation creating a mirror image of a figure on the opposite side of a line; flip.
 straight angle  An angle that measures exactly 180 (also known as a line).
 faces  A flat surface on a 3dimensional shape.
 rhombus  A parallelogram with four congruent sides.
 line symmetry  A line that divides a figure into two congruent halves that are mirror images of each other.
 rectangle  A quadrilateral with two pairs of equal and parallel sides and four right angles.
Math Vocab 5  transformation  Something done to a geometric figure that produces a new figure. (translations, reflections and rotations)
 isosceles Δ  A triangle with at least two congruent sides.
 horiz. # line  A number line that is drawn left to right; parallel to the horizon.
 symmetric  Having the same size and shape on either side of a line.
 equilateral Δ  A triangle with three 60 angles and three equal sides.
 complementary >  Two angles whose measures have a sum of 90.
 coord. plane  A device for locating points in a plane using coordinates.
 translation  A movement of a figure along a straight line; a slide.
 scalene Δ  A triangle with no congruent sides.
 irreg. polygon  A polygon in which the sides are not the same length and not all angles have the same measure.
Math Vocab1  acute angle  An angle whose measure is less than 90.
 obtuse triangle  A triangle with one obtuse angle.
 congruent  Having exactly the same size and shape.
 line segment  Part of a line with a point at each end.
 perpendicular  Lines, rays, or line segments that meet at right angles.
 similar  Exactly the same shape but not the same size.
 obtuse angle  An angle that measures between 90  180.
 line  A set of points that extends without end in two opposite directions.
 parallel  Lines, rays, or line segments that are the same distance apart and never meet.
 ray  A part of a line that has one endpoint and extends without end in one direction.
 acute triangle  A triangle with three acute angles
 reflex angle  An angle that measures more than 180.
 diameter  A line segment that passes through the center of a circle and has endpoints on the circle. Twice the radius.
 midpoint  A point that is equal distance from the two endpoints of a line segment.
 radius  A line segment from the center of a circle to any point on the circle. One half the diameter.
MCAS ELA 1  Compare  to find the similarities
 Criticize  to find the strengths
 Define  to explain exactly what something means
 Draw  to come to a conclusion
 Analyze  to separate into parts and explain
 Effect  to tell why something happened
 Convey  to carry out or transfer information
 Decide  to make a choice
 Discuss  to tell all you know
 Cause  to tell what happened
 Contrast  to find the differences
 Evaluate  to find the strengths and weaknesses
 Describe  to tell all you know
 Explain  to tell how and why
 Argue  to prove points by using facts
MCAS ELA 2  Justify  to argue in support of something
 Point out  to show an exact detail or meaning
 Review  to reexamine the main points or highlights of something
 Summarize  to pull together the main point
 Generalize  to summarize without going into details
 Interpret  to explain the meaning in your own words
 Paraphrase  to restate the meaning in your own words
 Respond  to give an answer
 State  to express in words
 Express  to make your opinion or feelings known
 Illustrate  to give examples
 List  to write a series of names or numbers in a row
 Prove  to show correctness by using fact
 Show  to give information
 Identify  to recognize and explain
MCAS ELA 3  Climax  when the conflict of the plot is resolved
 Protagonist  the main character of the story
 Symbolism  Things, characters and actions can be symbols. Anything that suggests a meaning beyond the obvious.
 Trace  to list chronologically in order
 Conflict  the problems faced by the characters in the story
 Exposition  the background information of the characters and setting of a story
 Foil  A character who provides a contrast to the protagonist
 Tell  to say or make known in words
 Setting  the where and when a story takes place
 Resolution  the end of the story
 Antagonist  The character or force that opposes the protagonist
 Support  to provide evidence
 Sequence  the way story events are ordered










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