##### Vocabulary Algebra

equalities

equations

inequalities

greater than, less than

increasing pattern

growing pattern

A sequence of numbers that grow larger. The rule for an increasing pattern is either an adding or multiplying rule.

decreasing pattern

shrinking pattern

A sequence of numbers that grow smaller. The rule for an decreasing pattern is either an subtracting or dividing rule.

repeating pattern

A repeated design or recurring sequence. A repeating pattern has a core that repeats over and over.

rule, function

The operation or sequence that repeats in a pattern.

variable

unknown

x + 3 = 7 x = 4

expression

One or a group of mathematical symbols representing a number or quantity

An expression may include numbers, variables, operations and other symbols

generalization

A sentence that is true about all of the objects in a set.

In the photo, all the animals are babies.

attributes

characteristics that describe a shape, size, number or object

classify

group items according to attributes they have in common

pattern or sequence

* ALWAYS find the rule first!

solve

work out the answer -- always show your thinking!