Math Definitions - Letter H


Definition of Handspan

Definition of Handspan

Your handspan is the length from the tip of your thumb to the tip of your little finger when your hand is stretched out.

Handspans are used as a rough unit of measurement. Of course, people with larger hands have larger handspans than people with smaller hands. The person whose hand is in the picture has very large hands. His handspan would be much longer than yours or mine.


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 H

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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