## Thursday, January 6, 2011

### Jamie's Scribepost for January 6, 2011

WELL HELLO THERE! We're back in school and I hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :) I'm just gonna write down the things we went over during class today.

Today, instead of going to the computer lab to play Tutpup, we just went into Ms. Magalhaes' room to learn a whole new unit. Mr. Backe gave us 13 words and I THINK we were supposed to define them, but even if we weren't I'll do it anyway :D

Co efficient: Is the number which is multiplied by one or more variables

Variable: Usually letters or other symbols that represent unknown numbers or values

Term: A number or a variable, or the product of numbers and variables

Like Term: Monomials that contain the same variables raised to the same power

Unlike Term: Terms that have variables that are not the same

Degree of Term: The sum of the exponents on the variables in a single term

Degree of Polynomial: The degree of the highest-degree term in a polynomial

Monomial: An algebraic expression containing only one term

Binomial: An algebraic expression that contains two terms that are unlike terms

Trinomial: An algebraic expression that contains three unlike terms

Algebra: A part of math where symbols (usually letters of the alphabet) represent numbers

Constant: In an expression or equation, it has a fixed value and it does not contain variables

To find the degree, you have to find the greatest amount of variables in one term.

REMEMBER TO PLAY TUTPUP!! And ummmm....... PLEASE COMMENT and tell me what I did wrong or something. Hehehheahhah THANKS :D