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Math Vocab.

Math vocab. words and definition

Exponent A quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised.
Evaluate To calculate the value of.
Order of Operations A order to group, do exponents, multiply and divide, and add or subtract.
Algebraic Expression Mathematical phrase that can contain ordinary numbers, variables (x or y) and operators (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
Variable Able to assume different numbers value.
Term Part of expression or series separated by add or subtract signs, or the parts of a sequence separated by commas.
Factor Another term for factorize.
Product A quantity obtained by multiplying quantities together, or from and analogous algebraic operation.
Power The number of times a certain number is to be multiplied by itself.
Equivalent Expression Expressions that are the same, even though they may look different.
Additive Identity Element that leaves another element unchanged as zero.
Multiplicative Identity Multiply 1 to any number and it stays the same.
Multiplicative Property Of Zero Adding the opposite (additive inverse) of a number to the number will give you a sum of zero.
Multiplicative Inverse (reciprocal) A pair of numbers when multiply together equals 1.
Commutative Property Property associated with binary operations and functions.
Associative Property A string of numbers added together, you can group them anyway and still get the same answer.
Distributive Property Multiplication distributes over addition.
Substitution Property If "a=b" then "a" can be substituted for "b" in any equation.
Like Terms Terms that have the same variables and powers.
Simplest Form Write the expression as short as possible.
Coefficient A number or constant quantity placed before and multiplying the variable.
Coordinate Plane A plane with the Y-axis and X-axis.
X-axis Going horizontal on the plane.
Y-axis Going vertical on the plane.
Origin The point or place where something begins.
Ordered Pair A pair of elements.
X-coordinate Making steps to the left or right.
Y-coordinate Making steps up or down.
Line Graph Type of chart which displays information.
Bar Graph Bars instead of lines.
Circle Graph Another term for pie chart.
Historgram Diagram with rectangles.
Scatter Plot Graph represented by plotted points.
Box-and-Whisker Plot Data divide into halves.
Quartile Each four groups can be divided according to the variable.
Median Put your numbers in order from least to greatest then take the middle number.
Mean Add all the numbers together then divide by the total numbers you got.
Stem and Leaf plot Method for showing the frequency with which certain classes value occurs.
Frequency Table Summarizing data.
Sequence Order in which events happen.
Arithmetic Sequence Difference between 2 consecutive terms constants.
Common Difference Between consecutive and arithmetic.
Ellipsis Writing of a word.
Created by: tmcleod12