Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 3: Word List - Math

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associative property  Read Word
a property of some binary operations
calculator  Read Word
a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
Celsius  Read Word
of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water
circle graph  Read Word
a type of graph in which a circle is divided into sectors that each represent a proportion of the whole
combination  Read Word
blend; union; the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order
commutative property  Read Word
a binary operation is commutative if changing the order of the operands does not change the result
coordinate  Read Word
bring order and organization to; harmonize
cup  Read Word
a small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle; a US unit of liquid measure equal to 8 fluid ounces; the symbol denoting union and similar operations
divide  Read Word
sever into two or more parts or pieces; separate into parts; cause to be separate
division  Read Word
act or process of diving anything into parts; state of being divided; separation
gallon  Read Word
United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
geometric pattern  Read Word
a pattern that has repeating shapes such as circles, lines, triangles, ellipses, rectangles, and polygons
gram  Read Word
a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
kilogram  Read Word
one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass
kilometer  Read Word
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
line  Read Word
thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface; border or boundary
liter  Read Word
a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions
mile  Read Word
a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
mixed number  Read Word
a number consisting of an integer and a proper fraction
multiplication  Read Word
the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
multiply  Read Word
proliferate; increase; combine by multiplication
numeric pattern  Read Word
a list of numbers that follow a certain sequence or pattern
order of operations  Read Word
a rule used to clarify which procedures should be performed first in a given mathematical expression
ounce  Read Word
unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound
permutation  Read Word
act of changing the lineal order of objects in a group
pint  Read Word
United States liquid unit equal to 16 fluid ounces; two pints equal one quart; United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches
plane  Read Word
flat or level surface; level of development, existence, or achievement
point  Read Word
a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch; a geometric element that has position but no extension; a punctuation mark placed at the end of sentence to indicate a full stop
pound  Read Word
unit of weight equal to 16 ounces
product  Read Word
a quantity obtained by multiplication; the set of elements common to two or more sets
properties  Read Word
something owned; possession; characteristic trait or peculiarity, especially one serving to define or describe its possessor
quart  Read Word
United States liquid unit equal to 32 fluid ounces; four quarts equal one gallon; United States dry unit equal to 2 pints or 67.2 cubic inches
quotient  Read Word
the ratio of two quantities to be divided; the number obtained by division
thousand  Read Word
denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units