Ch 22: GACE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

Prepare for GACE Middle Grades Math assessment items on algebraic distribution with this chapter. You'll get to watch short, fun video lessons and complete self-assessment quizzes.

GACE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

When you watch this chapter's video lessons, you can prepare for the GACE Middle Grades Math examination. Explore examples of techniques for using the distributive property in algebra. Re-learn the process of working with exponents and multiple variables as well as fractional powers. This chapter might assist you with:

  • Understanding the reasons for distribution and working with two and three variables
  • Determining whether to add or distribute first
  • Properly distributing positive and negative signs and working with algebraic expressions
  • Converting between fractions and negative exponents
  • Solving problems with fractional exponents
  • Distributing multiple algebraic terms

Qualified instructors will assist you in reviewing these topics for the purpose of helping you perform better on the GACE Middle Grades Math examination. Watch these entertaining videos whenever you find time in your schedule. You may consult the written transcripts or use the video tags to find a topic. Self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter examination are included to test your grasp of algebraic distribution.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: GACE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
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Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

1. Why Do We Distribute in Algebra? - Explanation & Examples

What's the purpose of distribution in algebra? In this lesson, we'll find out why we distribute. We'll also look at examples and sample problems that involve basic distribution.

Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

2. Distributing First vs. Adding First: Differences & Examples

When we need to simplify an expression, how do we know if we should distribute first or add first? In this lesson, we'll look at when this matters and how to make the best decision.

Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

3. Distributing Positive and Negative Signs

It's not just numbers and variables that get distributed. Positive and negative signs can, too. In this lesson, we'll learn how to distribute positive and negative signs correctly.

Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

4. Distributing Algebraic Expressions with Numbers and Variables

So, you can simplify an algebraic expression when you need to distribute a number? Great! But what if you need to distribute a variable or a variable with an exponent? Learn how in this lesson.

Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

5. Changing Negative Exponents to Fractions

A negative exponent isn't like a normal exponent. In this lesson, we'll learn about negative exponents and how they lead us to fractions. We'll practice with numbers and variables.

Working With Fractional Powers

6. Working With Fractional Powers

If you know what to do with 3 to the second power, then you understand exponents. But what if the exponent is a fraction? Find out what to do with fractional powers in this lesson.

Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

7. Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

Once we've mastered distributing a single term, it's time to raise the stakes. In this lesson, we'll learn how about distribution involving two, three and even more terms.

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