commutative property 

no matter what order the numbers are in the sum will stay the same 
 
zero property 

any number times zero equals zero 
 
y axis 

a certical line on a coordinate plane 
 
radical sign 

a sign used to show the square root of a number 
 
scientific notation 

writing very small or very large numbers using powers of 10 
 
associative property 

the product is always the same regardless of the numbers and their grouping.All numbers must be in order 
 
integers 

a set of whole numbers and their opposites 
 
origin 

THE POINT WHERE y axis and x axis meet 
 
opposite 

two numbers are an equal distance from zero on a number line 
 
standard form 

writing numbers by using digits 
 
identity property 

any number times 1 equals itself 
 
coordinate plane 

a plane formed by the x and y axis intersecting 
 
quadrant 

the 4 regions that the x and y axis form are called quadrants 
 
order of operations 

a rule for evaluating expressions 
 
distributive property 

a property that states that if you multiply a sum by a number you will get the same sum as if you multiply each addend by that number then add the products 
 
ordered pair 

a pair of numbers that can be used to llocate a point on a coordinate plane 
 
x axis 

the first number in an ordered pair;it tells the distance to move right or left from the origin 
 