Introduction to algebra
Introduction to algebra

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Introduction to algebra

Conclusion

Following completion of this free OpenLearn course, Introduction to algebra, as well as being able to ‘do the algebra’ you should find that you are increasingly able to apply the knowledge and understanding that you have gained to mathematics in your everyday life.

You should now 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 formulas
  • solve simple linear equations.

This free OpenLearn course is an extract from the Open University module MU123 Discovering mathematics. To see if you are ready to study MU123 see the MathsChoices website (http://mathschoices.open.ac.uk/ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ) and/or to refresh your knowledge of related mathematical topics see the Maths Help website (http://mathshelp.open.ac.uk/). If you are interested in statistics you may like to study the free OpenLearn course, Prices, location & spread; an adapted extract from the Open University module M140 Introducing statistics.

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