Chapter 1: Algebraic Expressions and Operations with Real Numbers
This chapter is a comprehensive tour through the basic operations of real numbers and the foundations of algebraic expressions. You will begin with learning about variables and how to translate to and from words and algebraic expressions. From there, a healthy dose of the order of operations (PEMDAS) and plugging numbers into expressions involving variables is your next stop. You will then rock square roots of perfect squares and classify and study the properties of real numbers. Then comes the core part of the chapter where you will review all forms of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, decimals, and fractions. The distributive property and combining like terms are then explored before rounding out the chapter with a brief reintroduction into equations and a review of graphing on the coordinate plane. Let’s start this Algebra party off right!!