Ch 6: NYSTCE Mathematics: Understanding Algebraic Expressions

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Learn about algebraic expressions in this chapter of the NYSTCE Mathematics exam study guide. Video lesson and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about mathematics for teacher licensure in New York.

NYSTCE Mathematics: Understanding Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore algebraic expressions, including expressing relationships as algebraic expressions, evaluating simple algebraic expressions, and combining like terms in algebraic expressions. Simplifying algebraic expressions and negative signs are also discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Expressing relationships as algebraic expressions
  • Evaluating simple algebraic expressions
  • Combining like terms in algebraic expressions
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions
  • Negative signs and simplifying algebraic expressions

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5 Lessons in Chapter 6: NYSTCE Mathematics: Understanding Algebraic Expressions
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Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

1. 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

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.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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