9 terms

exponent

A mathematical notation telling you the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself. Also called the power.

base

In exponents, it is the number that you will be repeatedly multiplying.

power

Another name for an exponent.

squared

A special name for numbers to the second power.

cubed

A special name for numbers to the third power.

standard notation

A number written in regular form.

expanded notation

A form of writing exponents in which you show the base number being multiplied repeatedly.

4 to the 5th power =

4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4.

4 to the 5th power =

4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4.

exponential notation

A form of writing numbers to show repeated multiplication by the same factor. For example 2 to the 3rd power is 2 x 2 x 2. A small raised three above the two is the exponent. It tells how many times the number 2 (base number) is multiplied by itself.

Order of Operations

A rule for evaluating expressions: first perform the operations in parentheses, then exponents, then perform all multiplication and division from left to right, and then perform all addition and subtraction from left to right. PEMDAS / Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.