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Middle schoolers will identify the parts of an algebraic expression by telling the number of terms in one expression. Then they will collect like terms and solve three problems. Next, they will complete a table involving three sets of algebra tile displays, evaluating each with a given value of x. In all they will solve 4 application problems. Answer key is not included.
Learners evaluate the area of a picture frame and write algebraic representations. In this algebra lesson, students work in groups to find the area of different picture frames. Learners then write algebraic expressions and present then to the class.
Challenge your class to complete word problems using algebra tiles about completing the square. Students complete 16 problems. Note: The answer key is not included.
How do you write five less than a number as a mathematical expression? Show algebra learners how to read and write algebraic expressions by using variables with this introductory video. The first in a series, the video models how to translate the unknown into a variable and how to recognize clue words that indicate what operation to use. Challenge your class to rewrite algebraic expressions in word form with the extension activity found at the end of the provided Slides.
How do algebra learners know the value of an algebraic expression that contains a variable? This video shows your number crunchers how to evaluate an algebraic expression by substituting a given number for the variable. In fact, it models an algebraic expression where the value of the variable changes and demonstrates how this changes the value of the expression. The video is part of a series on reading, writing, and evaluating algebraic expressions.
Show your learners that exponents are important in the order of operations. The video presents a useful method for evaluating an algebraic expression with exponents and attempts to eliminate the common mistake of multiplying the exponent and base. The provided Slides include a guided practice problem, extension problems for more advanced pupils, and a short quiz. The video is part of a series on how to write, read, and evaluate algebraic expressions.
How does algebra relate to real life? High schoolers will construct and test computer chips to determine the function of each, and discuss real life applications of the Boolean Algebraic concept. Included are discussion questions, gender equity considerations, web links, a clear procedure, and all necessary worksheets. The format is a slide show.
In this algebra practice worksheet, 6th graders solve various equations, graph solutions and functions, evaluate logarithmic forms, find unknown equations, write formulas and expanded form, use the binomial theorem, etc. Students solve 36 problems.
Numerical expressions contain numbers and mathematical operations. In addition to numerical expressions, algebraic expressions contain not only numbers but also variable(s). Watch this video as the instructor illustrates several examples of each kind of expression.
In this algebra word problems worksheet, students use their problem solving skills to solve 31 basic algebra problems and word problems.
Learners solve 17 word problems using beginning algebra skills. In this algebra word problems worksheet, students translate word problems into number symbols and solve.
In an algebraic fraction, both the numerator and denominator are algebraic expressions. So if it's an algebraic expression divided by an algebraic expression then it's an algebraic fraction. If this sounds confusing, listen to the instructor explain what this means.
Use prime factorization to simplify this algebraic fraction. When the factorization is done then cancel out all values in which a value from the numerator and a value from the denominator equal 1. And what is left over is then the simplified form of the algebraic fraction. Not sure what this means? Then watch the video.
In need of a tutor to work through a series of algebra problems involving factoring polynomials? View this video and watch how this tutor describes what he does as he factors several different polynomials. Be aware this clip will not explain why it will simply provide a procedure to follow.
This clip covers a lot of ground and is perfect for those needing a little extra help remembering how to graph a quadratic function. It begins with a multi-step problem which requires the learner to graph a quadratic function, set up a coordinate system, find the axis of symmetry, domain, and range. This is a clear, slow, helpful, and really boring video. The narrator actually sounds as if she's in pain, horrible pain, but she's still determined to deliver her last algebra lesson.
This explanation of the steps to multiply algebraic fractions is fairly thorough. She covers factoring of the terms in the fraction and then cancelling of numerators and denominators. However the video and transitions between slides are distracting and very loud.
Students demonstrate how to solve various algebraic equations. In this pre-algebra instructional activity, students work in teams and use Borenson's Hands-On Equations materials to solve algebraic equations.
Sixth graders explore mathematics by completing equations in a math notebook. They will collaborate in small groups to complete different algebra problems and write their work down in a notebook, which they show their teacher. Then they will grade themselves based on a rubric and utilize website activities to further their understanding of the subject.
In this algebraic equations worksheet, students read a 2 page explanation of algebraic equations. They then use the information they just learned to solve the following 14 questions in which they solve algebraic equations.
Second graders are exposed to algebraic thinking by exploring the concept of a variable. They tell how many years have passed since they've seen a favorite teacher and then examine how they arrived at this number. They write equations.