## Math 6A, Lesson 13, Fall 2017, 12/17/2017

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Writing Algebraic Expressions to Represent Real-world Situation

1. We may use algebraic expressions and formulas to express the relationship between two or more quantities in our daily life

• Lots of examples teaching in the classroom, and lots of exercise on whiteboard
• Visualizing, drawing
• Variables are representing quantities with similar units.

2. Home Work:

• Handout: three pages
• Workbook:
• page 17: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
• Page 18: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
• Page 19: 25

## Math 6A, Lesson 12, Fall 2017, 12/10/2017

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Evaluation of algebraic expressions and formulas

1. Evaluation of algebraic expressions

• The process of replacing each variable with its value to find the actual value of an algebraic expression is called substitution.

2. Formulas

• The area of a rectangle is given by
• Area = Length x Width
• A = lw
• This equality of connecting two or more variables is called a formula. When the values of l and w are known, we can find the value of A in the formula by substitution.

3. Home Work:

• Handout: two pages
• Workbook:
• page 15: 3, 4, 5
• Page 16: 11, 12, 13
• Page 17: 14
• Page 19: 26, 27
• Page 20: 28

## Math 6A, Lesson 11, Fall 2017, 12/03/2017

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The use of letters in algebra

1. The use of letters

• In general, an algebraic expression involves numbers and letters that are connected with operation symbols such as “+”, “-”, “x” and “/”
• In 10 + 8n, we call n a variable and 10 + 8n an algebraic expression

2. Basic notation in algebra

• In algebra, there are rules for writing algebraic expressions. The operation symbols “+”, “-”, “x”, “/”  and “=” have the same meanings in both algebra and arithmetic.
• Add a to b: sum = a + b = b + a
• Subtract c from d: difference = d – c != c -d
• Multiply g by h: product = g x h = h x g = gh
• Divide x by y where y != 0: quotient = x/y

3. Exponential notation

• Teach in the class on white board

4. Simplify algebraic expressions

• Teach in the class on white board

5. Home Work:

• Handout: two pages
• Workbook:
• page 15: 1, 2
• page 16: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

6. Extra: What is Super Moon? What are King tides? When does it happen?

## Math 6A, Lesson 10, Fall 2017, 11/19/2017

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1. Exam

2. No homework, no class next week. Happy Thanksgiving break.