Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

# Glossary

## A

• Absolute value

An absolute value of a number x, written as |x|, is the distance from x to 0 on a real number line.
See Absolute Value Equation

• Accuracy

How close a measurement is to an actual value.

• Algebra

The branch of mathematics involving the rules of operations and relations when working with variables.

## B

• Bar graph

A graph with rectangular bars (plotted either vertically or horizontally) with lengths proportional to the values they represent.
See Pie Charts & Bar Graphs

• BEDMAS

The most common acronym for order of operations, meaning Brackets first, then Exponents, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction.
See Order of Operations

• Binomial

A polynomial with two terms or a sum of two monomials; e.g. 5x + 1.
See Expanding