This lesson on Introduction to Algebra covers the basic concepts needed to understand algebraic equations. The video covers what variables and constants are, the proper notation to use, how to combine like terms, find the negation of an algebraic expression, and how to translate English phrases into algebraic expressions. The video also explains the concept of coefficients and how to list life terms in an algebraic expression. Overall, this video provides a strong foundation for anyone looking to learn more about algebra.
[NOTE: This video is only the first 11 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my web site to purchase complete version] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on what is algebra, what are variables, constants, coefficients, terms, and expressions. The tutor explains the use of proper notation, how to combine like terms, find the negation of an algebraic expression, how to evaluate an expression (by hand and by using your calculator), and finally, there is a VERY detailed section on how to translate English phrases into algebraic expressions.