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Making the Transition from Arithmetic to Algebra!

Recognizing Equivalent Algebraic Expressions.


These worksheets are based on the ideas (from the NCTM) that many students have difficulty making the transition from elementary school mathematics to middle school algebra. A typical question a student may ask is, "I don't understand these letters. Why can't we use numbers?"

Special thanks to Joseph G. R. Martinez, currently a faculty member at the University of New Mexico, for letting us use his ideas in building this section.


Arithmetic to Algebra Worksheets
     Arithmetic on left with equivalent algebra expression on the right
     Same as previous worksheet but has the answers and a box to fill in the missing number or unknown
     Problems are mixed up (does not have equivalent expressions)
     Same as previous worksheet but has the answers and a box to fill in the missing number or unknown
     Some more difficult problems; Equivalent algebra is on the right




Exponent Worksheets!
     Evaluate Exponents
     Comparison of Exponents
     Exponent Addition
     Multiplying Powers
     Multiplying Powers with Unknowns (Monomials)
     Dividing Powers
     Dividing Powers with Unknowns (Monomials)
     Multiplying Monomials (No Negatives)
     Multiplying Monomials (Negatives)
     Multiplying Monomials (Negatives and Power-Of-A-Power or Power-Of-A-Product)
     Division of Monomials
     Division of Monomials (Includes Multiplication)
     Division of Monomials (Multiplication and Power-Of-A-Power or Power-Of-A-Product)
     Scientific Notation: Rewrite in Scientific Notation
     Scientific Notation: Rewrite in Decimal Notation
     Scientific Notation: Multiplication
     Scientific Notation: Division
     Exponents Final Review!