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Ch 23: 6th-8th Grade Algebra: Algebraic Distribution

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The video lessons in this Algebraic Distribution chapter can help you teach the rules of algebraic distribution to your 6th - 8th grade students. Expand your students' ability to distribute positive and negative signs or distribute more than one term. Administer the lesson quizzes to test your students' retention of these algebraic concepts.

6th-8th Grade Algebra: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

The Algebraic Distribution chapter is designed to help your students understand the purpose of distribution and learn to solve equations with decimals, fractions and exponents. Focusing on topics such as the distribution of variables and the distributive property, the chapter's video lessons can also teach your 6th - 8th grade students how to define and multiply fractional exponents. The chapter includes multiple-choice quizzes and an examination.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation and Examples Students learn basic distribution concepts and complete examples.
Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences and Examples In this lesson, students determine whether to add or distribute first.
Distributing Positive and Negative Signs The rules for distributing positive and negative signs are explained to students in this lesson.
Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables Instructors show students how to use the distributive property and distribute variables with exponents.
Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions Students learn the steps for transforming negative exponents to fractions.
Working with Fractional Powers Teachers show students how to work with fractional exponents and powers.
Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra Instructors teach the rules for solving with one, two, three or more terms.

7 Lessons in Chapter 23: 6th-8th Grade Algebra: Algebraic Distribution
Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

1. Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

What's the purpose of distribution in algebra? In this lesson, we'll find out why we distribute. We'll also look at examples and sample problems that involve basic distribution.

Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

2. Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

When we need to simplify an expression, how do we know if we should distribute first or add first? In this lesson, we'll look at when this matters and how to make the best decision.

Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

3. Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

It's not just numbers and variables that get distributed. Positive and negative signs can, too. In this lesson, we'll learn how to distribute positive and negative signs correctly.

Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

4. Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

So, you can simplify an algebraic expression when you need to distribute a number? Great! But what if you need to distribute a variable or a variable with an exponent? Learn how in this lesson.

Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

5. Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

A negative exponent isn't like a normal exponent. In this lesson, we'll learn about negative exponents and how they lead us to fractions. We'll practice with numbers and variables.

Working With Fractional Powers

6. Working With Fractional Powers

If you know what to do with 3 to the second power, then you understand exponents. But what if the exponent is a fraction? Find out what to do with fractional powers in this lesson.

Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

7. Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

Once we've mastered distributing a single term, it's time to raise the stakes. In this lesson, we'll learn how about distribution involving two, three and even more terms.

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