The following is a glossary of mathematical terms. The glossary is designed to inform students/parents/teachers of the vocabulary and meaning of terms in mathematics that students may have encountered in primary school and will encounter when they transfer to post-primary education. Many of these terms are used throughout the strands in junior cycle, but it is not a comprehensive list for Junior Cert. The definitions and examples here are specifically chosen for use in 5th and 6th classes in primary and junior cycle mathematics in post-primary schools in Ireland.
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Visit the Bridging Mathematics Framework section of the NCCA for more information.