Statements are the overall expressions between stop-marks, which are periods. In an interactive evaluation context, expressions aren't evaluated until a full (top-level) statement is expressed. The stop mark also means that statement's expression results aren't directly carried forward as an argument to the following expression; side-effects must be used to use the results. More specifically, each expression in the sequence must be evaluated in order, and one expression's side-effects must effectively occur before the next expression begins executing and before any of its side-effects occur.
Slate provides for a bare expression sequence syntax that can be embedded within any grouping parentheses, as follows:
Slate> (7 factorial. 5
negated) min: 6.