# Ch 20: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Algebraic Expressions

### About This Chapter

## CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Refresh your comprehension of algebraic expressions and their purpose as you study for the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. Use our video lessons, quizzes and other study aids to review information on:

- Understanding math formulas and knowing when to use which one
- How to express relationships as algebraic expressions
- How to evaluate an algebraic expression
- Combining like terms in algebraic expressions
- The distributive property
- Ways to simplify algebraic expressions

You can review these short lessons anytime, on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter exam will enable you to evaluate your learning. Each lesson includes a Timeline with clickable links back to key parts of the video, so you can review specific areas without re-watching the whole lesson. A text transcript has important terms and topics highlighted, and you can contact the instructors if you have questions.

### CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Algebraic Expressions Chapter Objectives

All new CUNY students have their math knowledge evaluated through this math assessment test. The test is divided into four sections that increase in difficulty, and scores are used to determine placement in math courses. Questions on algebraic expressions are in the second section of the test, which covers the fundamentals of algebra.

The assessment test is computer-delivered, and all questions are multiple-choice, as are those in the lesson quizzes and the chapter test in our study guide. In addition to helping you gauge your knowledge, taking these quizzes will show you what it's like to answer questions in the format you'll see when you take the CUNY math assessment test.

### 1. Understanding and Evaluating Math Formulas

With all the formulas out there, how do you know which one to pick? And how do you read formulas anyways? Watch this video lesson and you will find the answers to these questions.

### 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.

### 3. 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.

### 4. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

### 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.

### 6. 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.

### 7. 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Practice & Study Guide course

- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Properties of Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Number Theory
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Factoring
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Estimating & Rounding
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Whole Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Negative Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Integers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Ratios & Proportions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Averages
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Probability
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Logic
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Matrix Operations & Determinants
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Linear Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Inequalities
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Polynomials
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Rational Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Radical Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Systems of Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Complex Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Analytical Geometry
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Sequences & Series
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Using Trigonometric Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Graphs
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Solving Trigonometric Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Identities
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math Flashcards