# Ch 3: TASC Math: Algebraic Expressions and Equations

Brush up on your knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations through the engaging videos in this chapter. Get ready for the TASC Math test through lessons in simplifying expressions, solving equations and translating word problems.

## Algebraic Expressions and Equations - Chapter Summary

These lessons break down the steps for evaluating, combining, simplifying, writing and solving algebraic problems. Prepare for test questions related to these areas through our online video lessons. Some of the topics and skills covered in this section include:

• Writing arithmetic expressions
• Evaluating math formulas
• Writing and simplifying algebraic expressions
• Combining like terms
• Writing equations with inequalities
• Linear, quadratic and polynomial equations
• Solving one-step and multi-step problems
• Problem solving with the addition and multiplication principles
• Equations with parentheses
• Problems with infinite or no solutions
• Translating equations to word problems

This chapter includes short video lessons taught by experienced instructors. The lessons use fun illustrations and real-world examples to present their points. Additional resources include transcripts that highlight vocabulary terms, self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

## TASC Math Objectives

The TASC test is an alternative to earning your high school diploma. It assesses your knowledge in five subject areas, one of which is math. The mathematical reasoning portion of this test measures your skills in five content areas: algebra, statistics, numbers and quantity, functions and geometry. Algebra questions make up 26% of the test and test your ability to:

• Apply algebraic rules to solve equations
• Compute algebraic expressions
• Isolate quantities of interest

Multiple-choice, gridded-response, constructed-response and technology-enhanced formatted questions all appear on the test. Our lessons give you the help you need with the steps and operations needed to solve these problems.

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