Ch 5: Basic Algebraic Expressions

Use the following online video lessons and quizzes to learn foundational algebraic concepts. Study variables, properties, combination of like terms and simplification of algebraic expressions.

Basic Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter begin with variables used in algebra and then move on to algebraic expressions. You'll get examples of these expressions and examine practical applications of expressions with one variable and multiple variables. You can also learn how to evaluate basic algebraic expressions by substituting numbers for the variables, while you follow the order of operations.

As you work your way through the lessons, you can learn how to use mathematical laws, such as the commutative, associative and distributive properties, to help you solve algebraic expressions. In addition, you can practice simplifying algebraic expressions, including those with negative signs. Some of this chapter's major topics are listed below:

• Variables, constants and coefficients used in equations
• Representations of number relationships through algebraic expressions
• Methods for evaluating algebraic expressions
• Math properties used to work with equations
• Combination of like terms to simplify expressions

This chapter gives you plenty of practice in simplifying expressions by using the distributive property and combining like terms. In addition, all of the lessons end with a short quiz, so you can measure your understanding of the topics. If you need to go back and check on any concepts, the handy video tags can help you find just the right section to watch. Besides viewing the videos, you can also read the lessons in written transcript form at any time.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Basic Algebraic Expressions
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