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Ch 11: NES Math: Algebraic Expressions

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Use the lessons here to renew your understanding of math formulas and algebraic expressions as you prepare for the NES Math test. Our instructors make learning fun with lively lessons, helpful practice problems and other study aids.

NES Math: Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Review information on various types of algebraic expressions with the lessons in this chapter. Our videos, quizzes and other study tools will help you answer NES Math exam questions on topics that include:

  • How to understand and evaluate math formulas
  • Ways to express relationships as algebraic expressions
  • How to evaluate simple algebraic expressions
  • The distributive property and how it relates to algebraic expressions
  • How to combine like terms in algebraic expressions
  • Ways to simplify algebraic expressions

Available 24/7 on computer, smartphone or tablet, our short video lessons offer an enjoyable way to refresh your understanding of algebraic expressions. The videos include a Timeline with clickable links that let you jump to specific parts of the lesson for review. After you complete the lessons, there's a short quiz, and the chapter ends with a comprehensive test of everything you've studied.

NES Math: Algebraic Expressions Chapter Objectives

The NES Math test is one of the requirements for teacher certification in several states. The test's 150 questions are divided into five content domains, and questions on the material this chapter presents are in the Patterns, Algebra and Functions content domain, which makes up 24% of the score.

Like our lesson quizzes and chapter exam, the NES Math test consists entirely of multiple-choice questions. It is delivered by computer as they are, too. Our quizzes and the exam will give you a feel for the format you'll see on test day, as well as allowing you to assess your learning and see where you need extra study.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: NES Math: Algebraic Expressions
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.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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.

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