Algebra:The study of mathematics that uses letters or symbols to represent numbers that are unknown.
Term:An expression formed by the product of numbers and variables.
Coefficient:The number that multiplies variables in a term.
EXAMPLE: 6a, -3c
Variable:A letter or symbol that represents an unknown/changing value
EXAMPLE: -2z, 4xy , 6,st
Constant: A term that is representing by a number.
EXAMPLE: 6X-3, 4 cubed+6
Polynomial:An algebraic expression made of terms connected by addition or subtraction.
Monomial:A polynomial made up of one term.
EXAMPLE: -6, j, 3x, 4x squared, -5ab
Binomial:A polynomial made up of two terms.
EXAMPLE: 6xsquared+6x, 3xy-3y, 2x+6-7-4m
Trinomial:A polynomial made up of three terms.
EXAMPLE: 6x squared-6x-6
Get Ready in Textbook, if you haven't done it already.
First Sheet of the handouts (white, Chart)
All of the BEFORE on the Chapter five Self Assessment
5.1 Homework Book