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Ch 10: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions

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Watch the video lessons in this chapter to prepare to answer questions about algebraic expressions on the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test. Practice what you've learned in the lessons with multiple-choice quizzes.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

In preparation for the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test, you may use this chapter to review algebraic expressions. Our instructors will guide you through video lessons that are focused specifically on preparing you for these questions on the exam. The following information will be covered:

  • Vocabulary terms in algebra
  • Algebraic variables
  • How to write equivalent expressions
  • Setting up math problems properly
  • Choosing the correct math formula
  • Expressing relationships as algebraic expressions
  • Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Solving expressions that have negative signs

Use this chapter to prepare for questions about algebraic expressions on the FTCE Middle Grades Math Test. Our lessons cover this topic in depth, while our quizzes offer you a chance to test yourself over the information you've just learned.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Variable in Algebra?

1. What is a Variable in Algebra?

Did you ever encounter something like a + b = c and wonder how all these letters snuck into a math problem? In this lesson, we'll learn about variables, as well as other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.

Writing Equivalent Expressions: Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

3. 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.

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.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

5. 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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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