About This Chapter
Who's It For:
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering basic algebra material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn algebra basics. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding algebra basics
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about basic algebra
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Basic Algebra Review chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Basic Algebra Review chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any basic algebra question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a basic algebra unit of a standard linear algebra course. Topics covered include:
- Basic algebra terms
- Understanding and using variables
- Simplifying algebraic expressions
- An introduction to linear algebra and its applications
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.
4. Introduction to Linear Algebra: Applications & Overview
What is linear algebra, anyway, and why should we care? What can we do with it? Let's look at some examples of the kinds of problems that can be made easier by the use of linear algebra techniques.
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