27 terms

algebra

an area of maths where numbers are represented by letters

order of operations (PEMDAS)

a set of rules to solve mathematical problems

variables

a quantity that can vary or change taking on different values

exponent

the number that gives reference to the repeated multiplication required

opposites

a pair of numbers the same distance away from zero (positives and negatives)

origin

the point of intersection of the x and y axes on a coordinate plane

algebraic equation

an equation in which some numbers are represented as letters

base

the value of a number being raised to an exponential power

power

the number of times a base number is multiplied by itself

axis

the vertical and horizontal lines that make up the quadrants of a coordinate plane

absolute value

always a positive number, refers to the distance of a number from 0

coefficient

a factor or "co-part" of any term

constant

a value that doesn't change, it is also referred to as a numerical term

coordinate

the ordered pair that states the coordinate on a coordinate plane

difference

what is found when one number is subtracted from another

evaluate

to calculate the numerical value

expressions

symbols that represent numbers or operations

integers

whole numbers, as positive values and the negative value or opposite including zero

multiplication

often referred to as 'fast adding', the repeated addition of the same number

product

the value obtained when any two or more numbers are multiplied together

quadrant

one quarter of the plane on the Cartesian coordinate system

quotient

the solution to a division problem

square root

the value of a number when multiplied by itself, gives you the original number

subtraction

the operation of finding the difference between two numbers or quantities

term

a part of an algebraic equation or a number in a sequence

y-axis

the vertical (up down)

x-axis

the horizontal (left right)