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NATURAL NUMBERS Think: Why, it's natural to count! 

Definition
Natural numbers are the numbers we use to count. For example, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. 


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ABSOLUTE VALUE Think: This store has everything from AV; it sure would take a long time to walk around it! 

Definition
Absolute Value is the distance from 0 to a number on a number line. 


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INTEGERS Think: WHOP those integers! 

Definition
Integers are whole numbers and their opposites! For example, 5 and 5 


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ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS Think: NOV 

Definition
Algebraic Expressions are math phrases using numbers, operation signs, and variables. For example, 6+a 


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ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS Think: EQUAL 

Definition
Algebraic Equations are math sentences with an equal sign in them. For example, 5+a= 12 


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Definition
A Coefficient is the number next to the variable. For example, 7 is the coefficient in the term 7x. 


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Definition
A term is a number, or a variable, or the product of a number and a variable. For example, 7 is a term. x is a term. 7x is a term. 


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LIKE TERMS Think: Twin Variables 

Definition
Like Terms are two or more terms with the same variable. For example, 7X and 8x are like terms. 


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CONSTANT Think: Your teacher is always going to be 29. Her age will never change. 

Definition
A Constant is a number whose value never changes. 10 is a constant. 


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MULTIPLICATIVE INVERSE (reciprocal) Think: Flip it! Flip it good! 

Definition
A Multiplicative Inverse (or reciprocal) is a term that is flipped so the product equals 1. For example, 1/3 is the multiplicative inverse of 3/1. 


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MATRIX Think: Your teacher doing the crazy matrix move with her arms! 

Definition
A Matrix is a set of terms set inside a rectangular grid. 

