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Ch 10: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Algebraic Expressions

About This Chapter

Before you sit for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 examination, take stock of what you remember about solving algebraic expressions. This chapter's video lessons cover related math topics in order to help you expand your skills.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Algebraic Expressions - Chapter Summary

Recollect some techniques for building algebraic expressions by watching the video lessons in this chapter. Improve your ability to change words into numbers and variables in order to better perform various operations. Re-discover how to read mathematical formulas and brush up on the use of the order of operations. As you prepare to take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 examination, you could also use this chapter's videos to strengthen your capacity to:

  • Evaluate algebraic expressions and math formulas in order to solve problems
  • Express a relationship as an algebraic expression
  • Use the distributive property
  • Combine like terms and use negative signs when simplifying expressions
  • Simplify algebraic expressions through practice problems

Reviewing the rules and studying the examples in this chapter's instructor-delivered videos could solidify your understanding of algebraic expressions. Ultimately, they could help you answer related questions when you take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 examination. Make sure to navigate the lessons with the video tags and take the convenient multiple-choice quizzes.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Algebraic Expressions Chapter Objectives

Some of the material in the 'Patterns and Algebra' domain of the six-part TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 examination could closely corresponds with the information you will explore in this chapter. This domain makes up 18% of the test. There are 90 multiple-choice questions on the paper-administered examination. You must also complete one case study assignment. You'll be allowed up to five hours for completion.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Algebraic Expressions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding and Evaluating Math Formulas

1. Understanding and Evaluating Math Formulas

With all the formulas out there, how do you know which one to pick? And how do you read formulas anyways? Watch this video lesson and you will find the answers to these questions.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

3. Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions, which involves substituting numbers for variables and following the order of operations. By the end of the lesson, you'll be an algebraic expression expert.

The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

4. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

5. Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

When you have an algebraic expression that's much too long, it would be great if you could simplify it. That's when knowing how to combine like terms comes in. In this lesson, we'll learn the process of combining like terms and practice simplifying expressions.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

6. Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll practice simplifying a variety of algebraic expressions. We'll use two key concepts, combining like terms and the distributive property, to help us simplify.

Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

7. Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Don't let negative signs get you down. In this lesson, we'll stay positive as we practice simplifying algebraic expressions that have those tricky negative signs.

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