Ch 25: OAE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

The short video lessons in this chapter are designed to refresh your knowledge of algebraic distribution as you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. Self-assessment quizzes are also available to gauge your readiness to take the test.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

Get reacquainted with algebraic distribution as you prepare to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. The video lessons in this chapter can strengthen your knowledge of the subject area to ensure you're ready to do the following on the exam:

  • Explain why we distribute in algebra
  • Identify the differences between distributing first and adding first
  • Describe how to distribute positive and negative signs
  • Distribute algebraic expressions with numbers and variables
  • Change negative exponents to fractions
  • Understanding how to work with fractional powers
  • Distribute more than one term in algebra

The engaging video lessons offer the definitions and functions necessary to refresh your understanding of algebraic distribution as you prepare for the exam. Instructors present the materials in a comprehensive, yet entertaining fashion that helps you absorb information at a pace and in a manner you will enjoy.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades Mathematics assessment gauges your readiness to secure subject-specific educator licensure in Ohio and teach math in the middle school classroom. The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution chapter are located in the algebra and functions portion of the exam, which constitutes approximately 33% of the total test. You can use the fun video lessons in this chapter to gain greater insight into algebraic distribution in preparation for the exam. The self-assessment quiz with each lesson and chapter exam can assess your readiness to take the test.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice and some are accompanied by a graph, diagram or illustration that helps you conceptualize and solve a problem. Following each question is a set of four answers. You will be required to choose one of the four as the best option or solution.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: OAE 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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