Math Definitions - Letter G


Definition of Gradient

Definition of Gradient

The gradient tells you how steep a straight line is.

The gradient is equal to \(\dfrac{\text{vertical rise}}{\text{horizontal run}}\).

The gradient of the line in the picture is \(\dfrac{\text{vertical rise}}{\text{horizontal run}} = \dfrac{2}{2} = 1\).

Another name for the gradient is the slope.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.



Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter G

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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