Ch 10: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Using Algebraic Expressions

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to use algebraic expressions! In this chapter, you will find short but fun video lessons and quizzes that you can use to help you become more confident when answering similar questions on the day of the Michigan Merit Exam.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Using Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to watch video lessons that show you how to gather like terms and use the distributive property. Assess your understanding of negative signs by taking one of our end-of-lesson quizzes. The combination of the study materials in this chapter will help you be sure you are prepared to answer exam questions based on the following:

  • Algebraic expressions and math formulas
  • The distributive property
  • Like terms
  • Breaking down algebraic expressions
  • Negative signs

You can see the parts of the videos that address missed quiz questions. Whole lesson transcripts are available if you would like to read them. They contain bold printed keywords that let you know the most important terms. We also have experts and instructors who will be more than happy to answer any of your questions on this chapter's topics.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Using Algebraic Expressions Objectives

This current chapter of video lessons and quizzes are related to the topics found in the Algebra and Functions section of the math portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. The math portion contains four parts and includes 25 multiple-choice questions. Also, students may be asked to describe an algebraic expression and provide ways to solve one.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Using Algebraic Expressions
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Understanding and Evaluating Math Formulas

1. Understanding and Evaluating Math Formulas

With all the formulas out there, how do you know which one to pick? And how do you read formulas anyways? Watch this video lesson and you will find the answers to these questions.

Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

2. 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.

The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

3. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

4. 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

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.

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