Math Vocab Terms

Chapter 7 Vocabulary Terms:

1. Associative Property- the property that states you can group factors in different ways and still get the same product.

2. Distributive Property- the property that states that multiplying a sum by a number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number and then adding the products.

3. Equation- a number sentence which shows that two quantities are equal.

4. Expression- a part of a number sentence that has numbers and operation signs but does not have an equal sign.

5. greater than or equal to (>) - a symbol used to compare quantities when the first is greater than or equal to the second.

6. inequality- a mathematical sentence that shows two expressions do not represent the same quantity.

7. less than or equal to (<) – a symbol used to compare quantities when the first is less than or equal to the second.

8. order of operations- a special set of rules that can be used to solve an expression with more than one operation. (PEMDAS)

9. variable- a letter of symbol that stands for a number or numbers