6 terms

multistep problems

when more than one operation must be used to find a solution

parenthesis

symbol that indicates what must be solved first

order of operations

set of rules followed when evaluating an expression

distributive property

multiplying by taking one factor and breaking it into an addition or subtraction problem will not change the total

associative property

changing the grouping of numbers will not change the total in addition and multiplication

commutative property

changing the order of the numbers will not change the total in addition and multiplication