Ch 28: NES Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

Add to your knowledge of algebraic distribution when you study the video lessons in this chapter. Consisting of explanations and practice problems, the chapter can prepare you for related algebra questions on the NES Middle Grades Math examination.

NES Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

Watching this chapter's online video lessons allows you to review algebraic distribution. Take the opportunity to master the process of finding a number's square root, using the distributive property and simplifying algebraic expressions. Brush up on these concepts prior to taking the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Reviewing these and other topics throughout this chapter can help you to:

  • Undestand the importance of algebraic distribution
  • Determine when to distribute first or add first
  • Properly distribute positive and negative signs
  • Distribute variables with exponents
  • Transform negative exponents to fractions
  • Multiply fractional exponents
  • Distribute two, three and more terms

These animated videos are presented online and they're completely self paced. Study via your mobile device at any time as you get set to pass the NES Middle Grades Math examination. If you prefer, you might print out your quiz results for use as a handy study tool. There are also written transcripts that you can refer to.

NES Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution Chapter Objectives

This chapter prepares you for questions on the Algebra and Functions content domain of the NES Middle Grades Math examination. The domain is worth 33% of the whole assessment score. Having recalled the processes involved in algebraic distribution, you should be able to correctly answer corresponding questions on your way to earning a teaching endorsement in middle grades mathematics. You'll have about four hours and 15 minutes to answer the computer-administered assessment's 150 multiple-choice questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: NES 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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