Multiplying terms

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Taught by MrBurnett
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to multiply terms in algebra. The process involves multiplying numbers first and then multiplying the letters afterwards. When multiplying the same letter with another term containing that letter, we get into powers. We also learn how to deal with mixed signs, and it is important to remember directed numbers. To practice, we are encouraged to find exercises in a GCSE or numeracy textbook and complete them. The next lesson will cover dividing algebraic fractions.

Lesson Description:

A quick explanation of multiplying terms. Assumes knowledge of indices and directed numbers.

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  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This is a very basic introduction to multiplying variable terms or expressions in Algebra. If you need a quick refresher or are just learning about multiplying variables and the rules of exponent, this is a good introductory lesson for learning about multiplying variable expressions.