Introduction to algebra
Learn the basics of algebra with this free course. Discover how to use letters to represent numbers and simplify expressions. Master techniques like evaluating expressions and solving linear equations. By the end, you’ll be able to recognize technical terms, simplify formulas, and solve equations. Start learning now!
This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding, simplifying and using formulas and includes useful tips on learning algebra. Section 2 introduces some of the terminology used in algebra and techniques such as evaluating and checking equivalence of expressions, identifying terms in an expression and collecting like terms. Section 3 looks at how to simplify terms and introduces index notation and multiplying powers. Section 4 looks at the use of brackets in algebra and section 5 covers solving, checking and using simple linear equations.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Recognise technical terms and appreciate some of the uses of algebra
Collect like terms and simplify expressions term by term
Multiply out brackets
Simplify some formulas
Solve simple linear equations.