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Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 1. Introduction to Algebra Example Problem 2. Working with Real Numbers 3. Solving Equations and Use the figure and the Problems information inside of it to 4. Polynomials write an equation involving 5. Factoring Polynomials x. 6. Systems of Linear Equations 7 7. Fractions 8. Applying Fractions 9. Introduction to Functions x Rectangle Area = 21 10. Inequalities 11. Rational and Irrational Numbers 12. Quadratic Functions Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 1 What is Algebra? Algebra is the most basic and fundamental branch of mathematics. It explains the laws that govern the other branches. Other branches of mathematics include arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Calculus Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 2 Where does the name “Algebra” come from? The term comes from the title of an Arabic book - Al- jabr w'al-muqabala - written by Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa Al- Khwarizmi (who lived around the year 800) This picture is taken from which is all about algebra a stamp from the former USSR Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 3 Introduction to Algebra: why this unit important. Mathematics has been described as the universal language. In order to use a language successfully, you must understand its symbols and terminology. In this unit, you will be introduced to the terminology that shapes algebraic thought: variables, grouping symbols and the language of equations. Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 4 Introduction to Algebra Learning Objectives Simplify numerical expressions and evaluate algebraic expressions Simplify expressions with and without grouping symbols Find solutions sets of equations over a given domain Translate phrases into variable expressions Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 5 Introduction to Algebra Learning Objectives cont. Translate word sentences into equations. Translate simple word problems into equations. Solve word problems over a given domain. Graph real numbers on a number line and compare real numbers. Use opposite and absolute values. Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 6 Conclusion This chapter provides Example Problem Solution you with the necessary introductions and Use the figure and the practice to prepare for information inside of it to successful study of write an equation algebra. involving x. 7 Solution x Rectangle Area = 21 7x = 21 Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra 7

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