Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jomer's Algerbra Post

Algerbra: Writing mathematical phrases using letters to show number.
Variable: A letter that represents a number in a equation or expression.
Constant: The integer in an algebraic equation or expression.
Expression: A pattern with many possible answers.
Equation: With only one possible answer.


1. Isolate the variable

2. Cancel using the opposite (zero pair)

3. Balance

4. Verify

Solving with algebra tiles

How to do two step equations:

1. Isolate the variable.

2. Cancel the constant.

3. Balance.

4. Simplify the variable.

5. Balance.

6. Verify

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