Algebra notation

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Expressions and terms. How to collect like terms. For GCSE Maths Intermediate, at the start of the Algebra topic.

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Algebra notation

  1. 1. Algebra basics Naming the parts
  2. 2. These slides deal with <ul><li>Terms and expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting like terms </li></ul>
  3. 3. Terms
  4. 4. Terms Sign (if no sign then +)
  5. 5. Terms Sign (if no sign then +) Number (if 1 not written)
  6. 6. Terms Sign (if no sign then +) Number (if 1 not written) Letter
  7. 7. Special cases is really
  8. 8. Expressions Above is an 'expression', a collection of terms
  9. 9. Expressions Above is an 'expression', a collection of terms Write the + in, then....
  10. 10. Expressions Each term is self contained
  11. 11. Expressions Each term is self contained The – signs are 'glued on' to the term
  12. 12. Collecting like terms You can re-arrange the terms - a bit like fridge magnets...
  13. 13. Collecting like terms Once the letters are together, you can add them...
  14. 14. Different symbols These are all different symbols you must total them separately

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