Basic Algebra Vocabulary

**Algebra**: a branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, are used to represent numbers in mathematical expressions and equations

**Variable**: is a letter or symbol that represent some unknown number

**Expression**: is a mathematical statement made up of numbers and/or variables connected by addition or subtraction

**Term**: is a single number or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together

**Polynomial**: is a type of expression that contains one or more terms, separated by addition or subtraction, whose variables have whole number exponents

**Coefficient**: is a numerical factor of a term

**Constant**: is a number in a polynomial that doesn’t change

**Degree**: is the highest power exponent in the polynomial

**Monomial**: is a polynomial with one term

**Binomial**: is a polynomial with two terms

**Trinomial**: is a polynomial with three terms

**Polynomial**: is a polynomial with 3+ terms

**Like terms**: are terms that consist of the same variables and exponents

**Parentheses**: ( )

**Brackets**: [ ]

**Braces**: { }

**Algebra**: a branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, are used to represent numbers in mathematical expressions and equations

**Variable**: is a letter or symbol that represent some unknown number

**Expression**: is a mathematical statement made up of numbers and/or variables connected by addition or subtraction

**Term**: is a single number or a variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together

**Polynomial**: is a type of expression that contains one or more terms, separated by addition or subtraction, whose variables have whole number exponents

**Coefficient**: is a numerical factor of a term

**Constant**: is a number in a polynomial that doesn’t change

**Degree**: is the highest power exponent in the polynomial

**Monomial**: is a polynomial with one term

**Binomial**: is a polynomial with two terms

**Trinomial**: is a polynomial with three terms

**Polynomial**: is a polynomial with 3+ terms

**Like terms**: are terms that consist of the same variables and exponents

**Parentheses**: ( )

**Brackets**: [ ]

**Braces**: { }