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Introduction to Algebra

Overview

This chapter exposes students to the basics of algebra. These basic skills include evaluating algebraic expressions and writing algebraic expressions and equations. Students learn how to solve one-step and two-step equations. The chapter closes by discussing and solving inequalities.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these exercises you should be able to

  1. Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  2. Translate word phrases or sentences into algebraic expressions or equations.
  3. Solve one-step equations.
  4. Solve two-step equations.
  5. Determine whether a given number is a solution to an inequality, and be able to write an inequality from a sentence.
  6. Solve inequalities.
Activity List