From Halves and the Harmonic Series to Heptagon and Hero’s Formula, I’ve put together a list with some of the best and most useful math words beginning with the letter H.

Half Gallon – a half of a gallon, equal to 2 quarts (1.9 liters).

Half-Circle – a one-dimensional locus of points that forms half of a circle.

Halves – to divide into two equal parts I halved an apple. 2 : to reduce it to one half, He halved the recipe.

Harmonic Series – the harmonic series is the divergent infinite series {\displaystyle \sum _{n=1}^{\infty }{\frac {1}{n}}=1+{\frac {1}{2}}+{\frac {1}{3}}+{\frac {1}{4}}+{\frac {1}{5}}+\cdots .}

Heavier – Having relatively great weight: a heavy load. 2. Having relatively high density; having a high specific gravity.

Height – the part that rises or extends upward the greatest distance : measured in cm, inches, meters, etc.

Helix – a curve for which the tangent makes a constant angle with a fixed line.

Hemisphere – a three-dimensional shape that’s half of a sphere with one flat, circular side.

Heptagon – a seven-sided polygon; also called a septagon sometimes.

Hero’s Formula – also called Heron’s Formula sometimes; gives the area of a triangle when the lengths of all three sides are known.

Hexagon – a 2D geometric polygon that has six sides and six angles.

Hexagonal Prism – a prism composed of two hexagonal bases and six rectangular sides.

Hierarchy – a set-theoretical object, consisting of a preorder defined on a set.

Homogeneous – a function of several variables such that, if all its arguments are multiplied by a scalar, then its value is multiplied by some power of this scalar.

Horizontal – A horizontal line is one that goes from left to right across the page.

Hundred – a number equal to 10 times 10.

Hundredths – a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).

Hyperbola – an open curve with two branches, the intersection of a plane with both halves of a double cone.

Hypercube – an n-dimensional analogue of a square (n = 2) and a cube (n = 3).

Hypotenuse – the side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle.

Hypothesis – a potential explanation for something that happens or that you observe and think to be true.

I hope you found the words you were looking for from the list above.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, if there are any math words starting with the letter H that you would like added to the list, please leave me a comment below.

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