That critter in the last section is a polynomial!
Here are some others:
"Polynomial" is a pretty big word, but it's not a hard thing. (We use big words in math so other people think we are smart."
For now (and, probably, forever), you can just think of a polynomial as a bunch of blobs all added or subtracted. The blobs are just products of numbers and letters with exponents. As you'll see later on, polynomials have cool graphs: