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Ch 12: TASC Math: Algebraic Distribution

About This Chapter

The purpose of distribution in algebra is one of the topics clearly laid out for you in this chapter. Learn about that and other related topics with these video and text TASC Math preparation lessons.

TASC Math: Algebraic Distribution - Chapter Summary

This chapter should help clear up any confusion you've ever had on working with the distributive property thanks to our instructors' effective teaching style. Particular topics that you'll get to know better for the TASC Math test in this chapter include:

  • Making the decision between distributing first or adding first
  • How to distribute positive and negative signs
  • Distributing a variable or a variable with an exponent
  • Converting negative exponents to fractions
  • Fractional powers
  • Distribution involving two or more terms

The chapter's text resources have a fun look with subheadings and readily identified key terms to make them easy to follow. Use the practice quizzes to check your grasp of the text portions and videos throughout.

Objectives of the TASC Math: Algebraic Distribution Chapter

The majority of the questions on the TASC Math exam are multiple choice, though there are also some gridded-response, constructed-response and, for the computerized exam, technology-enhanced questions. This chapter aims to make you familiar with any question involving the distributive property in the exam's algebra content area. The algebra content area's questions make up 26% of the TASC Math test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: TASC Math: Algebraic Distribution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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