Math Definitions - Letter O


Definition of Ordering

Definition of Ordering

An ordering is a way of arranging a collection of numbers or objects.

The objects or numbers are placed in order, according to some rule.

For example, the elephants in the picture are placed in order of increasing height.

You can place the numbers \(\{5,7,3,1,4\}\) in decreasing order as follows:



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 O

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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