# Algebra Math Book - Introductory Algebra - Specific Chapter Information
Chapter 1 - **Mathematics as a Living Experience**
This chapter starts off with the fundamentals of algebra. There are many examples of the application of mathematics to real world problems presented. You can see a List of Objectives for the entire chapter by clicking on this link: List of Objectives. This chapter covers pages 1 - 104 of the Algebra Math book Introductory Algebra.
Chapter 2 - **Evaluating and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions**
This chapter discusses topics such as the order of operations, evaluating an algebraic expression, applications to geometry, positive exponents, using the distributive property and more. Here is the List of Objectives. This chapter covers pages 105 - 152.
Chapter 3 - **Solving Equations and Inequalities**
Here we learn about the Addition and Multiplication Principles, how to combine the principles to solve equations, how to solve word problems, and solving inequalities using the Addition and Multiplication Principles. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 153 - 248.
General Review of Chapters 1 through 3. This review covers pages 1 - 254.
Chapter 4 - **Exponents and Polynomials**
This chapter deals with positive, negative and zero exponents. It talks about polynomials and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 255 - 332.
Chapter 5 - **Factoring**
Here we discuss factoring. Specifically how to factor a polynomial, a trinomial, what the difference of squares means and we present a general strategy for factoring. There are many examples and applications presented in this chapter for your overall understanding. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 333 - 408.
Chapter 6 - **Fractional Expressions**
We discuss algebraic fractions. We go through the multiplication, division, sum and difference of working with algebraic fractions. We also touch upon complex fractions, fractional equations and literal equations. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 409 - 494.
General Review of Chapters 4 through 6. This review covers pages 255-500.
Chapter 7 - **Graphing**
The Cartesian Coordinate system is presented and then you learn how to graph straight lines, determine the slope of a line, write the equation of the line and finally graphing inequalities. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 501 - 560.
Chapter 8 - **Systems of Equations**
Here we look at systems of linear equations. We learn how to solve such systems by the substitution method as well as the elimination method. Several problems and applications are presented. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 561 - 610.
Chapter 9 - **Radicals**
Here we look at square roots and how to multiply, divide, add and subtract with them. We also look at the Pythagorean Theorem. Finally, we explore Radical Equations. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 611 - 666.
General Review of Chapters 7 through 9. This review covers pages 501 - 672.
Chapter 10 - **Quadratic Equations**
Here we talk about the general form of a quadratic equation as well as how to solve them. We address factoring to solve a quadratic equation, completing the square and the quadratic formula. Several applied problems are addressed in this chapter. Here is the List of Objectives for this chapter. This chapter covers pages 673 - 720. |