This chapter provides the building blocks for solving equations. It focuses on evaluating and simplifying expressions, translating phrases into algebraic expressions, scientific notation, and estimating.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to 

  1. Evaluate algebraic expressions involving integers. 
  2. Simplify algebraic expressions involving integers. 
  3. Express numbers in scientific notation. 
  4. Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients.
  5. Write word phrases as mathematical expressions.
Activity List