Ch 1: McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra Chapter 1: Variables, Expressions, and Integers

About This Chapter

The Variables, Expressions and Integers chapter of this McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra textbook companion course helps students learn the essential pre-algebra lessons of variables, expressions and integers. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Variables, Expressions and Integers textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra Variables, Expressions and Integers chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the variables, expressions and integers topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Algebra terms
  • Variables in algebra
  • The order of operations in math
  • Number lines
  • Absolute values
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division steps
  • Arithmetic calculations with integers
  • Algebraic and exponential expressions

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15 Lessons in Chapter 1: McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra Chapter 1: Variables, Expressions, and Integers
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Algebra Vocabulary Terms

1. Algebra Vocabulary Terms

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic vocabulary words that you will come across again and again in the course of your studies in algebra. After you finish this video, you should know and be able to identify each term.

What is a Variable in Algebra?

2. 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.

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.

Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

5. Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

What do we do with an exponent? In this lesson, we'll learn how to simplify and solve expressions containing exponents. We'll solve a variety of types of exponential expressions.

What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

6. What Is The Order of Operations in Math? - Definition & Examples

The order of operations is the steps used to simplify any mathematical expression. In this video, learn how to solve problems using these steps and easy tricks to remember them.

What are the Different Types of Numbers?

7. What are the Different Types of Numbers?

Learn all of the different types of numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. This video lesson teaches you how to classify any numbers you come across.

What Is a Number Line?

8. What Is a Number Line?

A number line is a visual representation of all real numbers. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify points on a number line. We'll also practice addition and subtraction, letting the number line do all the hard work.

What is an Absolute Value?

9. What is an Absolute Value?

When we're talking and comparing numbers, we often don't care whether its positive or negative, just how big it is. This is often called the magnitude of a number and we find it by taking the absolute value. Learn all about it here!

How to Perform Addition: Steps & Examples

10. How to Perform Addition: Steps & Examples

Addition is one of the basic operations of math. You can say that the whole of mathematics is based on addition. Without addition, we wouldn't have higher math. Watch this video to learn how to add.

How to Perform Subtraction: Steps & Examples

11. How to Perform Subtraction: Steps & Examples

Subtraction is one of the basic operations in math. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can view and understand subtraction so that you can easily perform it.

How to Perform Multiplication: Steps & Examples

12. How to Perform Multiplication: Steps & Examples

Multiplication, one of the basic operations of math, is important not just in elementary math but also in higher math. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can multiply with ease.

How to Perform Division: Steps & Examples

13. How to Perform Division: Steps & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can divide. Division is one of the basic operations of math. It is one of the fundamental operations that all higher mathematics depends upon.

Arithmetic Calculations with Signed Numbers

14. Arithmetic Calculations with Signed Numbers

Signed numbers are often referred to as integers. Integers include both positive and negative numbers. In this lesson, you will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers.

Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

15. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

If you'll be working with a graph, otherwise known as the coordinate plane, it's essential to understand how it works. This includes learning the parts of a graph, identifying points and plotting points.

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