Module 2 lesson 1 Vocabulary


A procedure for solving a mathematical problem

Composite number

A number with two or more factors

Distributive Property

Multiplying the sum of two or more addends by a number will give the some result as multiplying each added individually by the number and adding the products together


The number being divided


Number that is being divided by


A number or algebraic expression that divides another number or expression evenly with no remainder


A sequence of products using the same base number multiplied by different numbers

Prime Number

A number that has exactly two factors ; A number that can only be divided evenly by itself and one


two numbers whose product is 1; ex. n x 1/n = 1; may be written as 1/n or n-1 to ; get the reciprocal of a number , divide 1 by the number

Greatest Common Factor

the highest or greatest common factor that will divide two or more other number exactly

Least Common Multiple

the smallest number that is the multiple of two or more other numbers

Multiplicative Inverse

also called the reciprocal-you may use definition for 'reciprocal'


To make an approximate calculation of ten based on rounding