Standards Glossary

The purpose of this glossary is to help the user better understand the terminology used in the Colorado Academic Standards. It is intended to assist educational practitioners and pre-service educators in understanding the standards. It is not intended as a study guide for students nor does it represent a comprehensive list of all academic terms.

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quadrant

In Cartesian Coordinate geometry, the coordinate plane is divided into four parts. Each of the four parts is called a "quadrant" and is designated by a roman numeral, I, II, III, or IV. Quadrant I contains all coordinates with positive x and positive y values; Quadrant II contains all negative x and positive y values; Quadrant III contains all negative x and negative y values; and Quadrant IV contains all positive x and negative y values.

Content Area: Mathematics

quadratic function

A function that has an equation of the form y = ax2+bx+c, where a ? 0.

Content Area: Mathematics

quadrilateral

A polygon that has four sides.

Content Area: Mathematics

quotas

A prescribed number or a limitation in number.

Content Area: Social Studies

quotient

The answer to a division problem.

Content Area: Mathematics

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