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Patterns, Functions & Algebra

Patterns, Functions & Algebra vocabulary terms for MSM 1 and MSM 2.
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Equation
A statement that two expressions are equal.
Expression
A collection of numbers, variables, operations, and grouping symbols.
Variable
A symbol, usually a letter, used to represent one or more numbers.
Coefficient
The numerical factor of an algebraic term.
Constant
A term that has no variable factors.
Term
Part of an expression that is separated by addition or subtraction.
Inequality
Less than, greater than, less than or equal to, greater than or equal to
Like Terms
Terms with the same variables, raised to the same power.
Addition
The operation of combining by means of a total.
Subtraction
The operation of "taking away" or "finding a difference"
Multiplication
The operation of "times" or "finding the product"
Division
The operation of "finding the quotient"
Relation
Any set of ordered pairs
Function
A rule that establishes a relationship between two quantities called the input and output.
Domain
All of the input values of a function.
Range
All of the output values of a function.
Independant Variable
The input value
Dependant Variable
The output value