14 terms

Flo_CampbellTEACHER

algebraic expression

a math sentence that may contain numbers, operations, and one or more symbols

terms

parts of algebraic expressions

variable

a symbol that represents one or more numbers

constant

terms without a variable

coefficient

a number factor in front of the variable that is being multiplied by the variable

like terms

terms that have the same variable raised to the same power or exponents

simplest form

an algebraic expression when it has no like terms and no parentheses

distributive property

lets you multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products

substitute

to replace a variable with an integer or a rational number using parentheses

evaluate

to find a numerical answer given a numeric value for the variable

exponent/power

a number that is used to show repeated multiplication of a number

integer

positive and negative whole numbers and zero

rational number

a number that can be written as a fraction or decimal

simplify

collecting like terms and using operations to write in the most compact manner