# Ch 11: ACT Math - Algebraic Expressions: Tutoring Solution

### About This Chapter

## How it works:

- Begin your assignment or other ACT prep work.
- Identify the algebraic expressions concepts that you're stuck on.
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- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

## Who's it for?

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- Struggle with understanding the meaning of variable in algebra, how to evaluate simple algebraic expressions, how to combine like terms in algebraic expressions or any other algebraic expressions topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their math learning
- Prefer learning math visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their algebraic expressions unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in their ACT prep
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## Learning objectives

- Understand variables and other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.
- Know when to use an algebraic expression and how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.
- Learn the steps involved in evaluating algebraic expressions.
- Describe when and how to use commutative and associative properties.
- Examine how to use the distributive property to simplify an equation.
- Study the process of combining like terms to simplify long algebraic expressions.
- Demonstrate an ability to simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms and using the distributive property.
- Discover how to simplify algebraic expressions with negative signs.

### 1. What is a Variable in Algebra?

Did you ever encounter something like a + b = c and wonder how all these letters snuck into a math problem? In this lesson, we'll learn about variables, as well as other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.

### 2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

### 3. Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions, which involves substituting numbers for variables and following the order of operations. By the end of the lesson, you'll be an algebraic expression expert.

### 4. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.

### 5. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

### 6. Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

When you have an algebraic expression that's much too long, it would be great if you could simplify it. That's when knowing how to combine like terms comes in. In this lesson, we'll learn the process of combining like terms and practice simplifying expressions.

### 7. Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll practice simplifying a variety of algebraic expressions. We'll use two key concepts, combining like terms and the distributive property, to help us simplify.

### 8. Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Don't let negative signs get you down. In this lesson, we'll stay positive as we practice simplifying algebraic expressions that have those tricky negative signs.

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