Algebraic Expressions

Mathematics J.S.S 2 Second Term

Theme: Algebraic Process

Sub Theme: Algebraic Operation


Algebraic Expressions

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to;

  1. Expand a given algebraic expressions
  2. Factorize simple algebraic expressions

Expansion and Simplification of Algebraic Expressions


Remember that in algebra, letters stand for numbers. The number can be whole or fractional, positive or negative.

1. Just as 5a is short for 5 x a, so -5a is short for (-5) x a.

2. Just as m is short for 1 x m, so –m is short for (-1) x m.

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