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ANY GOOD MATH LATELY?
I have always hated
math.
When I decided to homeschool I never thought past the basic four
addition,
subtraction, multiplication and division. When my oldest announced that
he wanted to be an engineer and an astronaut, I panicked!
Holly
Furgason August 22, 2001
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Elaine Ernst Schneider January 25, 2001
Basic Algebra
 Lesson
1  Evaluating algebra expressions
Learn to define
these terms:
variable; algebraic expression; signs of operation; order of operations.
Basic Algebra
 Lesson
2
When
you take information from a sentence and turn it into a mathematical
expression,
it is called "translating."
Algebra Lesson
3  Solving for X
When you solve for
x, you
want to "isolate" the x on one side of the equal sign.
Algebra Lesson
4  Order of operations
What if there are no
parentheses
or brackets? How do you know which to do first? Add, divide, multiply?
Learn the order of operations and you'll never have to worry, again.
Algebra Lesson
5  Expressions from equations
By the end of this
lesson
the student will be able to: turn word sentences into algebraic
expressions.
Algebra Lesson
6  Balancing equations to solve variables
By the end of this
lesson
the student will be able to balance equations to solve for variables
(solve
for 'x')
Algebra Lesson
7  Using equations to solve puzzles
Learn to set up an
equation
that "matches" in numbers what the puzzle expresses in words. Then,
solve
for the variable.
Algebra Lesson
8 The equation behind an old trick
For
years, mathematicians have been solving the following puzzle to the
amazement
of their students.
Algebra Lesson
9  Positives and negatives on a number line
The best way to
"see" negative
and positive numbers is to look at a number line
Algebra Lesson
10  Absolute values
The concept of
absolute
value is important when adding positive and negative numbers
Algebra Lesson
11  Additive inverses
Adding opposites
using negatives
and positives.
Algebra
Lesson 12  Multiplying positives and negatives
As we learned last
lesson:
Additive Inverses are opposites. Two numbers are opposites if their sum
equals zero. When this principle is used in multiplication, these three
rules of thumb emerge.
ALGEBRA  Fun
Things to Know
Amaze your friends!
Confound
the wise! Try these fun math problems.
