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Videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra 1 or grade 7 students learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions.

An algebraic expression is an expression in which some or all of the terms contain variables. If the values of the variables are known then we can evaluate the expression.

1. Substitute the value of the variables into the expression.

2. Evaluate using the order of operation.

For example:

To evaluate 3

3(−2) + 1 = −6 + 1 = −5

Remember to use order of operations to evaluate and be careful with the negative signs.

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

This video provides two basic examples of evaluating a variable expression.

This video provides two more examples of evaluating a variable expression.

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