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Math topics and categories include positive and negative numbers, solving equations, exponents, patterns and functions, ratios, rational numbers, polynomials, factoring, and more algebra and pre-algebra related material.           ALGEBRA LESSON CATEGORIES POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE NUMBERS This lesson is designed to introduce students to positive and negative numbers. It also covers comparing and absolute value. This lesson teaches students how to add positive and negative numbers and how to compare quantities after they are added together. Students will learn that subtraction is about taking away -- whether this is regarding positive numbers, negative numbers or both. Students will also practice adding and subtracting when absolute value is involved. Students will learn how to multiply positive and negative numbers together. Students will learn how to divide positive and negative numbers, and how to solve problems when more than one operation is present. ONE STEP EQUATIONS Students will practice solving one-step addition equations that contain both positive and negative numbers. Students will learn the term VARIABLE and its definition. Students will learn how to solve one-step subtraction equations.   Students will learn how to solve one-step multiplication equations.   Students will learn how to solve one-step division equations with both negative and positive integers.   Students will learn how to solve one-step decimal equations.   Students will learn how to apply their knowledge of fractions to solve one-step equations. TWO STEP EQUATIONS Students will learn how to solve two-step equations.   The Distributive Property Students will learn how to simplify expressions using the distributive property.   Combining Like Terms Students will learn how to simplify expressions by combining like terms.   Students will learn how to use the distributive property to combine like terms.   Students will learn how to solve equations using the distributive property.   Students will learn how to solve equations that have variables on both sides of the equation. Students will learn how to solve for a missing variable when there are missing variables on both side of an equation. SOLVING EQUATIONS Combining Like Terms and Solving Equations Students will learn how to solve equations by combining like terms. Students will learn how to use the distributive property to simplify and solve equations with variables on both sides of the equation.   Using the Distributive Property to Combine Like Terms and Solve Equations Students will learn how to use the distributive property to combine like terms and solve equations. EXPONENTS Students will learn what an exponent is and how to evaluate problems with exponents. Students will learn how to evaluate and factor terms and expressions with exponents. Exponents: Multiplying Terms Students will learn how to multiply terms that have exponents.   Exponents: Dividing Terms Students will learn how to divide terms with exponents. PATTERNS AND FUNCTIONS Students will learn about patterns and how to determine pattern rules.   Students will continue to learn about different patterns and pattern rules.   Students will learn about and work with function machines.   Students will learn how to write an equation rule for a function table.   Students will review writing equation rules for different function tables, and will learn how to create a function table from an equation rule. Patterns and Functions: Function Table Equations Students will learn how to write equations using the clues hidden in the function table. This will begin their preparation for graphing equations. RATIOS AND PROPORTIONS Ratios and Proportions: Ratios and Unit Rates Students will learn about ratios and unit rates.   Students will learn how to identify proportions and how to solve proportions.   Students will learn how to use proportions in problem solving.   Students will learn how to solve proportions that have algebraic expressions in them.   Students will learn how to use proportions to solve problems involving similar triangles.   Students will learn how to use proportions to solve problems with percentages. Students will learn about percents of change. RATIONAL NUMBERS Students will learn about rational numbers.   Students will learn how to add rational numbers.   Students will learn how to subtract rational numbers.   Students will learn how to multiply rational numbers.   Students will learn how to divide rational numbers.   Students will learn how to divide rational expressions. POLYNOMIALS Polynomials: Multiplying Monomials Students will learn about monomials and about how to multiply monomials.   Students will learn how to divide monomials.   Types of Polynomials: Monomials, Binomials and Trinomials Students will learn about polynomial, monomials, binomials and trinomials.   Students will learn how to add polynomials.   Students will learn how to subtract polynomials.   Students will learn how to multiply monomials and polynomials.   Students will learn to multiply monomials, combine like terms and solve for x.   Students will learn to use the distributive property and FOIL to multiply binomials.   Students will learn how to multiply polynomials.   Students will learn how to find special products. FACTORING Students will learn about factoring and prime factorization.   Students will learn how to find the greatest common factors of both numbers and monomials.   Students will learn how to factor binomials and trinomials. Students will continue to learn how to factor polynomials. Students will learn to factor trinomials.   Students will continue learning to factor trinomials into two binomials. Factoring Trinomials: Quadratic Trinomials Students will learn how to factor quadratic trinomials. Factoring Trinomials: Differences of Squares Students will learn to factor squares and the differences of squares. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS Students will learn how to simplify rational expressions.   Students will learn how to factor and simplify rational expressions.   Students will learn how to multiply rational expressions.   Students will learn how to multiply rational expressions with binomials and trinomials.   Students will learn how to divide rational expressions.   Students will learn how to divide rational expressions with trinomials.   Students will learn how to divide polynomials.   Students will learn how to add/subtract rational expressions with unlike denominators. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators Part 2 Students will continue to learn how to add or subtract rational expressions with unlike denominators. Adding Rational Expressions with Like Denominators Students will learn how to add rational expressions with like denominators.   Subtracting Rational Expressions with Like Denominators Students will learn how to subtract rational expressions with common denominators.   Rational Expressions and Least Common Multiples Students will learn all about Least Common Multiples. For more math lessons, please see the Math Lessons category.  Teach PreAlgebra Math Education - Secondary education - Adults - Special Education - Teens - Teenagers - Kids Instruct - Children - Middle School - High School - Young Adults - Classroom Rubrics - Test - Quiz - 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Grade - Review - Grade 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 College  © 2002-2011 Instructor Web 