Ch 10: CBASE Math: Basic Algebra

About This Chapter

Improve your basic algebra skills by watching this chapter's engaging video lessons and completing the corresponding self-assessment quizzes. Doing so could prepare you for the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (CBASE) examination, which includes questions on algebra.

CBASE Math: Basic Algebra - Chapter Summary

This chapter's tutorial video lessons will expand your ability to work with algebraic expressions, create graphs of linear equations and solve quadratic equations. By working through practice problems and looking at real-life examples of linear equations and algebraic expressions, you could go to to expertly answer algebra questions on the math section of the CBASE examination. The online video lessons might assist you with:

  • Substituting numbers and evaluating expressions
  • Combining like terms in order to simplify algebraic expressions
  • Using the distributive property
  • Understanding linear equations and solving problems with them
  • Completing basic and advanced practice problems with linear inequalities
  • Making use of the quadratic formula

Use this chapter to prepare for the CBASE admission test, which is required for entry into a teacher education program at many colleges and universities. Offering animated video lessons and text transcripts, the chapter could provide the additional education you need to get set for the mathematics section of the CBASE.

Experience the flexibility and convenience of online study, including the ability to pause, rewind and quickly navigate the lessons' main topics. You'll find pop-up quizzes and a practice chapter examination along with text transcripts and worksheets that can be printed to paper. You can even receive personalized assistance by submitting on-topic questions.

CBASE Math: Basic Algebra Chapter Objectives

You must answer 180 multiple-choice questions and address an essay prompt when you sit for the CBASE examination. There are four subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The Mathematics portion consists of questions in general mathematics, geometry and algebra. The latter section will assess your level of skill in reducing numerical expressions, solving linear equations and applying the quadratic formula. The entire test should last about four hours.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: CBASE Math: Basic Algebra
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

1. 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.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

2. 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.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

3. 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.

What is a Linear Equation?

4. What is a Linear Equation?

Most cars won't be able to run for more than 250,000 miles, so how much longer will your car live? Linear Equations are the most basic kind of algebraic function and can help you answer questions exactly like this. Learn about what they look like, how they come up in your life and why they are powerful tools.

Problem solving using Linear Equations

5. Problem solving using Linear Equations

From sale prices to trip distances, many real life problems can be solved using linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice translating word problems into linear equations, then solving the problems.

Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

6. Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

Linear inequalities may look intimidating, but they're really not much different than linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of linear inequalities.

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

7. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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