What is a Mathematical Expression? - Definition & Examples


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In the mathematical expression, -x +7y + 5x^2, what are the coefficients?

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1. What are the terms in the mathematical expression 4xy + 6/(y) + 2 ?

2. Which of the following is NOT a mathematical expression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your understanding of mathematical expressions, which are comprised of terms and operations. You will be quizzed on the identifying parts of mathematical expressions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your ability to:

  • Find coefficients
  • Recognize terms in expressions
  • Identify mathematical expressions and equations

Skills Practiced

In these assessments students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mathematical expressions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mathematical expressions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about coefficients and terms in expressions

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to the mathematical expression, read through the accompanying lesson called What is a Mathematical Expression? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define variable
  • Identify terms and their coefficients
  • Understand multivariate expressions
  • Compare expressions and equations