1. allusion - A reference to a famous, historical, or biblical person or event. In other words, it means
someone's name that is a word used to describe something else.
2. idioms - see the following webiste
is a traditional story, which may describe the origins of the world and/or of a people. A myth is an attempt to
explain mysteries, supernatural events, and cultural traditions. Sometimes sacred in nature, a myth can involve
gods or other creatures. A myth represents reality in dramatic ways.
Many cultures have their own versions of common myths.
4. mythological characters - include the characters of Greek and Roman myths, as well as the creatures discussed throughout other cultural myths. Examples: Zeus, King Midas, Pandora, Hercules, Odysseus, Achilles, Pegusus, Athena, unicorns, cyclops, monsters, dragons, Titans, sphinx etc.
We are still working on the following in class:
1. fraction - a symbol, such as 2/3, 1/2, 8/5, used to name a part of a whole, a part of a set, a
location on a number line, or a division of whole numbers.
2. denominator - the number below the fraction bar in a fraction. It is the total number of equal
parts in all.
3. numerator - the number above the fraction bar in a fraction. It is the number of parts
shaded/unshaded, eaten/uneaten, etc.
4. equivalent - equal.
5. equivalent fractions - fractions that name the same part of a whole.
6. perimeter - the measurement of an object determined by adding up the measurements of all sides.
7. area - the measurement of the area a shape covers. This is determined by multiplying the length with the width.
8. benchmark fractions - fractions that are commonly used for estimations: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4.
9. simplest form - when the numerator and denominator of a fraction have no common factor other
Previous (But Still Important) Vocabulary
Fact Family: A group of related facts using the same set of numbers.
Product: in math the answer to a multiplication problem.
Factors: The numbers being multiplied to one another.
Dividend: The number to be divided. Ex: 32 /4 = 8, 32 in the dividend.
Quotient: The number that results from the division of one number by another. Ex: 32/4 = 8, 8 is
Divisor: The number by which another number is divided. Ex: 32/4=8, 4 is the divisor.
Prime Number: a whole number greater than 1 that has exactly two factors, 1 and itself. Ex: 1 x 13
Composite Number: a whole number greater than 1 that has more than two factors. Ex: 14 = 1 x 14, 14 = 2 x 7
Remainder: The number that remains after the division is complete. Ex: 15/2 = 7 with a remainder of 1.