Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, 7th Grade Math
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# Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, 7th Grade Math

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## Algebra Basics - Simplifying - First Glance

Begin with this site to take written notes and be introduced to simplifying algebraic expressions.

This site provides step by step written instructions on how to simplify expressions.  The notes are scaffold to increase in difficulty and provides practice with immediate feedback.
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## Intro to combining like terms

2.  Watch this video on combining like terms and complete the practice.

Khan Academy provides tutorial or "how to" videos followed by skill practice problems.  This link will have students review Combining Like Terms.

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## Distributing Values Tutorials, Quizzes, and Help | Sophia Learning

3.  Watch the videos until you find one that makes sense to you.  Complete the practice quiz.

This site provides lesson videos from different teachers to provide multiple techniques for using the distributive property.  Students can watch any or all of the videos to find a technique that appeals to them.  A practice quiz is provided to assess understanding.

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## How Do You Simplify an Expression? | Virtual Nerd

4. Watch the video of putting it all together.

Virtual Nerd provides a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to simplify algebraic expressions. This video puts all of the skills (combining like terms and distributive property) together.

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## BEST Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - FUN LEARNING MATH!

5.  Watch the video to review.

This is a fun video to reinforce what like terms are and how to combine them.  The song helps students remember the steps to simplify expressions.

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## Practicing Seventh grade math: 'Add, subtract, and multiply linear expressions'

6. Complete the IXL practice strands.

IXL provides scaffold practice for many math skills.  This link will have students practice simplifying algebraic expressions.  The questions get more difficult with correct answers and easier with incorrect answers, adjusting to individual student needs.  Hints are provided as needed and corrections with examples are provided for incorrect answers.

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