What Is Algebra?

Simply defined, algebra is arithmetic involving an unknown. The video introduces algebra by making the connection to arithmetic. Using examples, the presentation explains the use of variables and notation. The resource previews graphing and linear and quadratic equations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use at the beginning of an algebra class
  • Review arithmetic properties
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with the operations in arithmetic
Pros

  • Uses color to distinguish between variables and operation symbols
  • Contains closed captions
Cons

  • None