Batesville Middle School Vocabulary Practice

Question Answer
Variable a symbol, usually a letter, that represents one or more numbers
Algebraic Expression a mathematical phrase that can include numbers, variables, and operational symbols. (sometimes called variable expressions).
Equation a mathematical sentence that contains an equal sign
Open Sentence an equation that contains one or more variables
Simplify to replace an expression with its simplest name or form
Exponent a number that shows repeated multiplication
Base a number that is multiplied repeatedly
Evaluate to substitute a given number for each variable, and then simplify
Natural Numbers the counting numbers (1, 2, 3, . . .)

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