Simplify and Evaluate Algebraic Expressions 1

Evaluate the equivalence of expressions. A helpful video walks through the process of simplifying two expressions. Using values for the variables, the presentation evaluates the original expression and the simplified expression to show they are equivalent.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the Order of Operations before showing the examples
  • Use other values for the variables to truly confirm the expressions are equivalent
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be comfortable with operating with integers
Pros

  • Uses colored underlining to show like terms
  • Shows each step of arithmetic in the evaluating process
Cons

  • None