# Ch 27: ORELA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions

Prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Math exam with the video lessons and quizzes in this course that cover the functions of algebraic expressions. You will learn various mathematical properties and how to write, evaluate, and simplify algebraic expressions in anticipation of related questions that may appear on the exam.

## ORELA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review basic algebraic expressions and their properties, and then use your knowledge to practice simplifying and combining like terms. The short video lessons in this chapter cover the following subjects:

• Variables
• Writing algebraic expressions
• Evaluating algebraic expressions
• The Commutative and Associative Properties
• The Distributive Property
• Combining like terms
• Simplifying algebraic expressions

Each of the lessons in this chapter includes a 5-10 minute video that can help you prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Math exam. The videos are taught by experienced instructors who use graphics and examples to present key concepts. You can also use the multiple-choice quizzes to test your understanding and prepare for test day.

### ORELA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions Objectives

The ORELA Middle Grades Mathematics exam is a computer-based licensing exam designed for those who plan to teach basic math at the middle school level in Oregon. The math test is four hours and fifteen minutes long and includes multiple-choice questions that cover four content areas. Questions on algebraic expressions can be included with the algebra and functions content area; these questions make up about 33% of the test questions.

For this portion of the exam, make sure that you've reviewed strategies for manipulating algebraic equations through simplification and for solving linear and non-linear equations. Prepare for this test using our lessons and self-assessment quizzes to get a better understanding of the types of algebra questions you may see on the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 27: ORELA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
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