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Ch 7: Honors Algebra 1: Composing Algebraic Equations & Expressions

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Honors Algebra 1: Composing Algebraic Equations & Expressions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The series of lessons in this chapter will instruct you in composing algebraic equations and expressions. The lessons are in text and video format. Each lesson has a quiz to take after completion to assess your understanding of the material you just studied. If you need to review any of the video lessons, you can refer to the transcript or go to the timeline tool and replay the exact section you want. After completing this chapter, you will know:

  • Simple algebraic expressions
  • Coefficients and leading coefficients
  • Constants, like terms, negative signs, inequalities and simplifying algebraic equations
  • Common algebraic equations
  • One-step equations
  • The correct setup to solve math problems

Lesson Objective
Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions Learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions.
Coefficients: Definition & Concept Get to know coefficients.
Leading Coefficient: Definition & Explanation Analyze how a leading coefficient can help you predict what a graph will look like.
What Is a Constant in Math? - Definition & Overview Recognize and pick out constant values in math.
Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions See how to combine like terms in algebra.
Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Explore how to simplify algebraic expressions.
Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Learn to work with negative signs.
Writing Equations with Inequalities: Open Sentences and True/False Statements Find out how to work with inequalities in equations.
Common Algebraic Equations: Linear Quadratic, Polynomial, and More Get familiar with the most common algebraic equations.
Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations Examine how to write a math equation out of a word problem.
What Is the Correct Setup to Solve Math Problems? : Writing Arithmetic Expressions Discuss the correct way of setting up and solving word problems.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Honors Algebra 1: Composing Algebraic Equations & Expressions
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Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

1. 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.

Coefficients: Definition & Concept

2. Coefficients: Definition & Concept

Coefficients come in different forms and can tell you many things about a graph. Learn more about coefficient in this lesson, and check your understanding with a quiz.

Leading Coefficient: Definition & Explanation

3. Leading Coefficient: Definition & Explanation

Leading coefficients can help you predict what a graph will look like before you actually see it. In this lesson, you'll learn about leading coefficients and how to use them.

What is a Constant in Math? - Definition & Overview

4. What is a Constant in Math? - Definition & Overview

This lesson will discuss the meaning of the word constant as well as define it. It will show you how to recognize and pick out constant values of given expressions through a series of examples.

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.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic 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.

Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

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.

Writing Equations with Inequalities: Open Sentences and True/False Statements

8. Writing Equations with Inequalities: Open Sentences and True/False Statements

After watching this video lesson you will be able to write open sentences and true or false statements that use inequalities. You will also be able to solve and/or determine whether a particular inequality is true or false.

Common Algebraic Equations: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and More

9. Common Algebraic Equations: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and More

Watch this video lesson to see the kinds of equations that you will come across most often in algebra. Learn to distinguish them by just looking for the identifying components of each equation.

Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

10. Defining, Translating, & Solving One-Step Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can write a simple math equation when you are given a word problem. Learn how to translate words into math symbols. Learn the shortcuts to remember.

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

11. 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.

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