17 terms

arithmetic sequence

A numerical pattern that increases or decreases at a constant rate or value. The difference between successive terms of a sequence is constant.

common difference

The difference between the terms in an arithmetic sequence.

constant

A monomial that is a real number.

constant of variation

The number k in equation of the form y=kx.

deductive reasoning

The process of using facts, rules, definitions, or properties to reach a valid conclusion.

direct variation

An equation of the form y=kx, where k cannot be zero. Must pass through the origin.

inductive reasoning

A conclusion based on a pattern of examples.

linear equation

An equation of the form Ax + By = C, with a graph that is a straight line.

linear function

A function with ordered pairs that satisfy a linear equation.

rate of change

How a quantity is changing with respect to a change in another quantity.

root

The solutions of a quadratic equation.

sequence

A set of numbers in a specific order.

slope

The ratio of the change in the y-coordinates to the corresponding change in the x-coordinates as you move from one point to another along a line.

standard form

The standard form of a linear equation is Ax+By=C, where A must be greater than or equal to zero, A and B cannot both be zero, and A, B, and C are integers with a GCF of 1.

terms of the sequence

The numbers in a sequence.

x-intercept

The x-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the x-axis.

y-intercept

The y-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the y-axis.