Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Parentheses

Parentheses are round brackets used to group parts of a mathematical equation or expression together, and to tell you which operations should be performed first.

For example, in the expression

\( (6 - 3) \times (2 + 5) = 3 \times 7 = 21,\)
the parentheses group \(6\) and \(3\) together, and \(2\) and \(5\) together. They also indicate that we need to evaluate \(6 - 3\) and \(2 + 5\) first, before we evaluate the rest of the expression.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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