Our printable Math Dictionary words that start with O has the all the Math terms that begin with the letter O that I have found in the many years I have been using kids Math glossaries.
If you teach the vocabulary meaning of the prefixes ob- and oct-, the children will learn this list quickly.
Oblate Spheroid - an ellipsoid produced by rotating an ellipse through 360º about its minor axis.
Oblique - slanting or sloping not horizontal or vertical.
Oblique Angle - an angle whose measure is greater than 90 degrees.
Oblique Coordinates - a coordinate system in which the axes are not perpendicular.
Oblique Lines - those which approach each other, and will meet if sufficiently produced.
Oblique Prism - one whose sides do not form 90 degree angles with the bases.
Oblique Triangles - a triangle whose measure is greater than 90 degrees.
Obtuse Angle - an angle larger than 90º but smaller than 180º.
Obtuse Triangle - a triangle that has one angle that is greater than 90 degrees.
Octagon - an eight sided polygon.
Octahedron - a 3 dimensional geometric figure (a polyhedron) that is made up of 8 equilateral triangles.
Octant - any one of the 8 portions of space determined by the 3 coordinate planes.
Odd Function - a function f(x) is called an odd function if f(x)=-f(-x) for all x.
Odd Number - an integer that is not evenly divisible by 2.
One to One - a function f is said to be one to one if f(x)=f(y) implies that x=y.
Onto - a function f is said to map A onto B if for every b in B, there is some a in A such f(a)=b.
Open Interval - an interval that does not include its two endpoints.
Optical Illusion - a drawing or object that appears to have an effect that it does not really have.
Order of Operations - tells which order of operations used to solve math problems: (1) Parenthesis (2) Exponents (3) Multiplication & Division (4) Addition (5) Subtraction. (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.)
Ordered Pair - a set of two numbers in the form: (x, y).
Ordinal Number - a number indicating the order of a thing in a series.
Ordinate - the y-coordinate of a point in the plane.
Origin - the point at which the horizontal and vertical axes intersect, at zero (0,0).
Orthic Triangle - the triangle whose vertices are the feet of the altitudes of a given triangle.
Orthocenter - the point of intersection of the altitudes of a triangle.
Outcome - any one of the possible results of an experiment.
Outcome Space - the set of all possible outcomes of a given experiment.
Outlier - a data point (or points) that lie far outside most of the rest of the points in the data set.
Outlier - a number in a list of data that is distant from the other numbers in the list.
Output - the number or value that comes out from a process. P0=0, P1=1, and Pn=2Pn-1+Pn-2.
I keep these definitions as a glossary in my binder.