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Ch 22: 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

The videos in this chapter are designed to teach 8th graders about algebraic distribution in a fun, practical manner. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are also available to help students master these concepts.

8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

Utilize the video lessons in this chapter to maximize your 8th graders' understanding of algebraic distribution. The brief, entertaining videos describe key functions like distributing negative signs, converting negative exponents to fractions, and manipulating fractional powers. Multiple-choice quizzes can be used to check your students' cognition, and a chapter exam can help you determine what they have remembered.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples Students learn what distribution is and its purpose in algebra.
Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples Instructors differentiate between distributing first or adding first to solve an equation and explain when each is more appropriate.
Distributing Positive and Negative Signs In this lesson, students learn methods to distribute positive and negative signs.
Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables Students study the rules of multiplication and exponents and learn when to apply them when solving algebraic expressions.
Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions Chapter leads students through the steps of changing negative exponents to fractions.
Working With Fractional Powers Instructors explain ways to add exponents when multiplying factors with the same base.
Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra Students learn to distribute one term over several others and have a chance to practice examples.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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