Math Definitions - Letter G

Golden Mean

Definition of Golden Mean

Definition of Golden Mean

The golden mean is another name for the golden ratio.

The golden ratio is the number \(\varphi = \dfrac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2} = 1.6180339887 \dots\).

The golden ratio features in the works of some artists and architects such as Le Corbusier and Dali as it is believed to provide a pleasing appearance. It also appears in some patterns in nature such as the spirals in the nautilus shell and the spirals formed by emerging fern leaves.


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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