Getting Ready for Algebra

Unit 1 Preview: Foldable Instructions

Tab 1: Variables and Expressions

Instructions

1) In your foldable make a chart of operations and verbal phrases like the one below.

2) Watch the following videos:

3) Practice with the sites: Algebraic Expressions Game , Practice with Algebraic Representations

4. Take Quiz 1-1: Translating Expressions.

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Tab 2: Order of Operations

Instructions

1) List the steps for solving Order of Operations Problems in your foldable. Click here if you need help.

3) Copy and solve these examples in your foldable and solve.


2) Take Quiz 1-2: Order of Operations

Tab 3: Properties of Numbers

Instructions

1. Create a table in your foldable with three columns: Property, Example, and Verbal Hint.

2. Fill in the table for the following Vocabulary Terms: (click here for online resource)

Reflexive Property

Symmetric Property

Transitive Property

Substitution Property

Additive Identity

Additive Inverse

Multiplicative Identity

Multiplicative Property of Zero

Multiplicative Inverse

3. Practice the Vocabulary Terms with Quizlets.

4. Additional Practice: Quia Matching, Quia Flashcards, Quiz: Properties of Equalities

Tab 4: The Distributive Property

Instructions

1) Define the following behind the Vocabulary Tab: (click here for online dictionary)

Distributive Property

Like Terms

Simplest Form

Coefficient

2) Watch the video: How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and solve and addition problem.

3) Copy notes in your foldable.

4) Watch the video: How do you simplify an expression using the distributive property.

5) Practice simplifing an expression using the distributive property: Mathgames.com, Mr. Anker Tests, HStutorials.

6) Copy Combing Like Terms notes into foldable.

7) Practice Combining Like Terms, complete Practice Sets A, B, and C

8) Quiz: 1-5: Distributive Property

Quiz Instructions

Click here to access the quiz. Copy all questions on notebook paper, and turn in for a grade.

TAB 5: Equations

Instructions

1) Define the following behind the Vocabulary Tab: (click here for online dictionary)

Open Sentence

Solution

Replacement Set

Element

Solution Set

2) Copy each example (#1 - #4) into your foldable. Complete the practice problems associated with example and turn in for a grade.

3) Complete Practice Problems WS and turn in for a grade.