Ch 28: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

Arizona has replaced the AEPA Middle Grades Math exam with the National Evaluation Series Middle Grades Mathematics test. The engaging video lessons and lesson quizzes in this chapter are designed to help you review for any questions you may encounter about algebraic distributions.

AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for questions on distribution in algebra when taking the AEPA Middle Grades Math test. The videos detail the following operations that will aid you answering test questions on this subject:

  • Getting an idea why distribution is used in algebra
  • Understanding the difference in distributing first as opposed to adding first
  • Using positive and negative signs
  • Changing negative exponents to fractions
  • Performing operations with fractional powers
  • How to distribute more than two or more terms

As you prepare for the test, you'll gain an understanding of algebraic distribution and how it is used. You can view the lessons at your own pace, and our professional instructors make learning distribution fun.

Objectives of the AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution Chapter

Individuals who want to teach middle grades mathematics in Arizona must pass the AEPA Middle Grades Math test to assess their knowledge of concepts taught in these grades. The areas covered in the algebraic distribution chapter may be covered within the Algebra and Functions section of the test. This section makes up 33% of the exam, which has 150 questions total.

All test questions are multiple choice. You'll be given a problem and four possible answers. The self-assessment quizzes at the end of these lessons can help you prepare for the types of questions you'll face on the actual test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
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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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