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Ch 33: THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations

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Boost your knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations as you prepare for the THEA test in Texas. Watch short video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations - Chapter Summary

Enhance your studies for the THEA test by gaining greater insight into mathematical concepts that will appear on the test. In this chapter, you can revisit algebraic expressions and equations to ensure you're ready to address the following:

  • Understanding how to distribute more than one term in algebra and express relationships as algebraic expressions
  • Knowing ways to evaluate simple algebraic expressions
  • Grasping the commutative and associative properties
  • Examining the relationship between the distributive property and algebraic expressions
  • Analyzing how to combine like terms in algebraic expressions and simplify algebraic expressions
  • Solving equations using the addition and multiplication principles
  • Reviewing how to solve equations with multiple steps, and graph 1- and 2-variable inequalities

You can review the lessons in any order you'd prefer by clicking the videos along the right-hand sidebar. If you want to explore specific concepts within the lessons, utilize the timeline located below each video to identify and skip to key topics.

THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations Objectives

The Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) is a computer-based test that gauges how well students in the state understand math, writing and reading as they seek admission to state public colleges and universities. This chapter reviews topics found in the math section of the test, which is one of three sections. It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and requires a minimum score of 230 to pass.

Make preparing for this section of the test easy by watching the lessons, reviewing video transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words and taking short quizzes. If you have any questions about lesson topics, submit them to our experts who can offer the assistance you need.

12 Lessons in Chapter 33: THEA Test: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
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Distribution of More Than One Term in Algebra

1. 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.

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 Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

4. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.

The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

8. Solving Equations Using the Addition Principle

In algebra, we have certain principles that we use to help us solve equations quickly and easily. The addition principle is one of them. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can apply it to solve your equations.

Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

9. Solving Equations Using the Multiplication Principle

When it comes to solving equations in algebra, one of the essential skills you need is the ability to multiply. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use the multiplication principle to isolate your variable.

How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

10. How to Solve Equations with Multiple Steps

In algebra, when you want to solve an equation for a particular variable, you will need to perform multiple steps that include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Watch this video lesson to learn the order you need to do these steps.

How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

11. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

12. Solving Linear Inequalities: Practice Problems

Linear inequalities may look intimidating, but they're really not much different than linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of linear inequalities.

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