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# Variables & Patterns

TermDefinition
Coefficient The number written with the variable in any term in an expression
Coordinate Pair An ordered pair of numbers used to locate a point on a coordinate grid. The first number in the coordinate pair is the value for the x-coordinate and the second number is the value for the y-coordinate
Dependent Variable One of the two variables in a relationship. Its value DEPENDS ON or is determined by the other variable
Equation A rule containing variables that represents an equivalent mathematical relationship (contains an equal sign)
Equivalent Expressions Expressions that have the same value; represent the same quantity when the same number is substituted for the variable in each expression
Graph A diagram or visual representation that shows the relationship between variables
Independent Variable One of the two variables in a relationship. Its value DETERMINES the value of the other variable
Inequality A rule containing variables that represents when two values are not equal. (Greater than, less than)
Quantity An amount, measure or number
Term A number, variable, or product of a number and a variable
Table A list of values for two or more variables that shows the relationship between them. Often represent data made from observations, experiments, or arithmetic operations
Variable A symbol, usually a letter, that represents a numerical value; quantity that can change
X-axis The number line that is horizontal on a coordinate grid
Y-axis The number line that is vertical on a coordinate grid
Algebraic Expression A number sentence involving numbers, variables, and one or more operation signs
Numerical Expression A number sentence involving only numbers and one or more operation signs
Created by: vinborg