Common Core Math Vocabulary

Term - Definition with Examples

What is a term?
In algebra, terms are the values on which the mathematical operations take place in an expression. A term can be a constant or a variable or both in an expression.
 
In the expression, 3a + 8, 3a and 8 are terms.

Here is another example, in which 5x and 7 are terms that form the expression 5x + 7.

Parts of an algebraic expression

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