Ch 34: Creating & Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you reinforce the skills you use when taking a word problem and setting it up as an algebraic expression. Its lessons cover topics like how to set up and simplify algebraic expressions, translate words into algebraic functions and write equivalent expressions.

Creating & Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

The lesson of this chapter will help you improve your ability to take word problems and convert them into algebraic expressions. Study these lessons to review information regarding the correct way to set up algebraic expressions, simplify algebraic expressions and translate words into algebraic terms. Some of the key topics covered in these lessons include:

  • The correct way to set up arithmetic expressions
  • How algebraic expressions can be used to express relationships
  • Steps used to translate word problems into algebraic expressions
  • Processes used to evaluate simple algebraic expressions
  • Combining like terms to simplify algebraic expressions
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions using negative signs
  • What equivalent expressions are and how to write them
  • Solving equations using multiple steps

Quizzes accompany these lessons. They can be taken at any point and re-taken if necessary. Lively narration, colorful graphics and written transcripts with bold terms can all contribute to your learning experience.

8 Lessons in Chapter 34: Creating & Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
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What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

1. What is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems?: Writing Arithmetic Expressions

When it comes to solving math word problems, there is a correct way of setting up the problem and labeling the various parts of the problem so that you can solve the problem easily. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can do it.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

3. Translating Words to Algebraic Expressions

When it comes to word problems, the easiest way to solve them is to look for keywords and change them into math symbols. Watch this video lesson to find out what keywords you should look for and what math symbols they represent.

Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

4. 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.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

5. 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.

Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

6. Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Don't let negative signs get you down. In this lesson, we'll stay positive as we practice simplifying algebraic expressions that have those tricky negative signs.

Writing Equivalent Expressions: Definition & Examples

7. Writing Equivalent Expressions: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what an algebraic expression is and what makes two algebraic expressions equivalent. You'll also see some examples of equivalent expressions.

How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

8. How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

In algebra, when you want to solve an equation for a particular variable, you will need to perform multiple steps that include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Watch this video lesson to learn the order you need to do these steps.

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