The instructor shows how to solve an expression with three different grouping symbols. She begins by simplifying within the innermost grouping symbol, the parentheses. She then moves out to the brackets. Lastly, she moves out to the braces. She rewri...tes the problem after each step when simplifying within each grouping symbol. (01:27)[more]

From YouTube, produced by Jimmy Chang, Christopher Rokosz

Solve algebraic equations by isolating the variable that needs to be identified and keeping the equation balanced. Be sure to read the algebraic equation instructions carefully for the solution with tips from a math professor in this video math lesso...n.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, math and trigonometry.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz[more]

How to simplify mathematical expressions - In less than a minute, earn how to simplify mathematical expressions by using the order of operations in math. (00:52)

The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to combine like terms using addition and subtraction. One example is modeled using astep by step approach to walk the learner through this process.

An algebraic equation is solved step-by-step on an interactive board in this video. The following steps appear in print and are explained. Step 1: Factor any polynomial that is not a monomial. Step 2: Use cancellation to divide the numerator and ...denominator by each common factor. Step 3: Multiply the resulting numerators and the resulting denominators to write the product in lowest terms. ( 2:20)[more]

Instructor demonstrates how to simplify algebraic expressions using the Distributive Property. It is explained that a negative sign outside of parentheses are actually a negative one. Examples also model how to simplify expressions to simplest form... by combining like terms once the Distributive Property has been performed.[more]

This video discusses how to add and subtract algebraic expression. Example shows how to add and subtract the terms followed by how to add and subtract the algebraic expression. The narrator discusses like and unlike terms and uses a marker to solv...e the example problems step by step.[more]

This a rap song on how to simplify. It can be used to help students become familiar with simplifying and to remember how to simplify. Songs are great ways to engage students in learning.

This video shows you the basic algebra skills that are necessary when working with equations and are very important; because you will need these skills throughout the whole algebra phase. It also teaches you how to isolate the variable which is the g...oal in algebra. NOTE: the video cuts off abruptly before showing the division example in order to get viewers to go to the site being promoted. (02:43)[more]

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