Ch 28: ORELA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

In Oregon, the National Evaluation Series Middle Grades Mathematics test has replaced the ORELA Middle Grades Mathematics test. Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to get refreshed on algebraic distribution as you prepare to take your NES Middle Grades Mathematics test.

ORELA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

You can use the comprehensive video lessons presented in this chapter on algebraic distribution as the refresher you need to prepare for the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test. The engaging videos offer definitions, methods and more to prepare you for the questions on the exam about:

  • Explaining how to distribute in algebra
  • Understanding distributing first vs. adding first
  • Distributing positive and negative signs
  • Changing negative exponents to fractions
  • Working with fractional powers
  • Distributing more than one term in algebra

The lesson instructors have created comprehensive videos designed to guide you through these methods effectively. Completing this chapter can help you feel prepared to tackle the exam and gives you the opportunity to explore the materials in a fun learning environment.

Objectives of the ORELA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution Chapter

The NES Middle Grades Mathematics assessment tests your knowledge of this subject area to ensure you're qualified to secure teaching licensure in Oregon. This ORELA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution chapter covers topics found in the algebra and functions portion of the exam, which constitutes about 33% of the test. Lesson quizzes found in this chapter ensure you understand algebraic distribution and give you access to the types of questions you'll encounter on the test.

On the assessment, you'll find all multiple-choice questions. These questions, based on specific competencies, typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions and may be accompanied by images to help you conceptualize the ideas presented. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best option.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: ORELA 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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