# Ch 6: ELM Test - Algebra: Basic Expressions

Use our lessons to help you review basic algebraic expressions. The video lessons and quizzes for self-assessment show you how to evaluate, interpret and simplify algebraic expressions so that you can successfully answer these types of questions on the Entry-Level Mathematics Test.

## ELM Algebra: Basic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Get ready for your ELM exam with our short, user-friendly videos. The lessons in this chapter address:

• Algebraic variables
• Expressing and evaluating algebraic expressions
• Commutative, associative and distributive properties
• Combining like terms
• Simplifying expressions

Follow up with the quick quizzes to check for concept mastery and be sure that you're ready for the ELM.

### ELM Algebra Objectives

The ELM is a 50-question, 90-minute exam that assesses which math courses you should take when enrolling in schools in the California State University system.

Lessons in this chapter relate to a portion of the larger algebra topic, which composes about 35% of the entire ELM. Your exam tests the following algebra objectives:

• Evaluating, interpreting and simplifying algebraic expressions
• Using variables to express relationships among quantities
• Performing polynomial arithmetic
• Using properties of exponents
• Solving linear equations
• Performing arithmetic operations with rational expressions
• Solving rational and quadratic equations
• Solving equations and inequalities with absolute value
• Finding and using slopes and intercepts of lines
• Solving problems using average and constant rates in context

The lessons in this chapter will help you review your basic algebraic knowledge in evaluating, interpreting and simplifying algebraic expressions. Once completed, you can then prepare to review the higher-level algebra skills for your ELM.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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