# 8th Grade Word List - Math

Words for students of 8th Grade, the page is for math words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 8th Grade academic classes.
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 adjacent angles are angles that have a common ray coming out of the vertex going between two other rays, with no overlap of the regions
 coefficient a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
 constant invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent
 distance formula algebraic expression that gives the distance between two points in a particular coordinate system in a particular number of dimensions
 domain field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
 formula plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
 hypotenuse the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
 lateral area the sum of the areas of the lateral (vertical) faces of a cylinder, cone, frustum, or the like
 linear equation a polynomial equation of the first degree
 linear inequality an inequality which involves a linear function.
 Pythagorean theorem a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle, it states that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides
 range of a function the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
 scatter plot a type of display using Cartesian coordinates to display values for two variables for a set of data
 scientific notation a method of writing or displaying numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10
 slope be at an angle; incline; gradient
 slope-intercept form the equation of a straight line in the form y = mx b where m is the slope of the line and b is its y-intercept
 solids geometric figure having three dimensions
 surface area the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
 term limited period of time; point in time at which something ends; termination; deadline
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