Process / Main Idea Like terms are terms that have the same variable raised to the same power Negative signs in front of parentheses multiply by negative 1. Remember to distribute!! Examples / Details Example #1
Example #2 Example #3 Process / Main Idea Examples / Details
Exponent only applies to immediately preceding value. Process / Main Idea Multiplication ALWAYS before subtraction!! Just because two numbers seem to be a group doesn’t mean they are!! Examples / Details Example #2 Example #3 GEMDAS
Condense the expression Simplify Process / Main Idea Examples / Details The answer should be an expression (no = sign) To give a value for the expression Evaluate The answer should be a number
To find the unknown value Solve Process / Main Idea Examples / Details The answer should be: variable = …. For example: x = 4 Showing the pieces that when multiplied, should give you the expression Factor Our answer should be : groups of terms in parentheses For example: (x+2)(x-2)
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HW Syllabus – Week of August 26, 2013 Wednesday 1.1 HW Turn in 1.1 CN to HW folder Thursday 1.2 HW (due Tuesday)
Process / Main Idea : Examples / Details Example #5 Example #6 Radicals can be grouping symbols!! Remember to distribute even when there are fractions!
Process / Main Idea : Examples / Details Example #7 Exponents before multiplication. If you don’t know the exponent, you can’t simplify!!