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# PEMDAS VOCABULARY

### Vocabulary related to exponents, prime factorization, and order of operations

TermDefinition
Base The number to be multiplied times itself using the value of an exponent
Exponent A small umber placed to the upper-right of a number that shows the number of times the base number is multiplied times itself
Factor A whole number that divides exactly into another number
Factor Tree A diagram used to identify the prime factors of a composite number
Prime A number that has exactly 2 factors
Composite A number that has 3 or more factors
Integers A positive number, negative number, or zero, but NOT a fraction or decimal
Expression Symbols, numbers, variables, operations, and grouping symbols representing a number or quantity
Operations There are four basic - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Order of Operations The order in which operations should be done to solve an equation
Power of The number of times a base number is multiplied times itself
Prime Factorization To write a number as a product of its prime factors (a bottom line of a factor tree)
Repeated Multiplication Multiplying the same number over and over again
Simplify an Expression To remove brackets, unnecessary terms, and numbers
Created by: kmyoung