As a whole, mathematics has adopted a standardized form of communicating about functions and sets of operations. Mastering this notation early on in one's algebra career can open doors to...

# Tag: functions

Functions are a big deal in algebra. The ideas they generate continue to influence how we think about mathematics beyond algebra as well. Conceptually, they are one of the most frequently...

Formulas, Expressions, Relations, and Functions: What’s the Difference?

Words we use loosely throughout elementary math -- such as solve, expression, equation, formula -- suddenly gain very particular and specific meanings in algebra. Not only do some algebra teachers...