About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Basic Algebra Review chapter into a 4-day unit. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Algebra vocabulary||Definitions of variables, coefficients, terms and constants|
|Tuesday||Practice with variables||Problem-solving steps for sample equations containing variables|
|Wednesday||Simplifying expressions||Methods for combining like terms and applying the distributive property|
|Thursday||Linear algebra||Descriptions and applications of vectors, matrices and linear systems|
1. Algebra Vocabulary Terms
Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic vocabulary words that you will come across again and again in the course of your studies in algebra. After you finish this video, you should know and be able to identify each term.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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