# Simplify Expressions Worksheets

How to Simplify Expressions - Simplification is one of the key skills that students need to learn in the early stage of learning algebra. It not only helps them in breaking down a complex equation, but it also helps them in mastering the advanced concepts of algebra quickly and easily. Here we have elaborated on a few tips that can help students learn the simplification skill. 1. For simplifying the algebraic expression, you need to separate the like terms. Like terms with the same variable and exponents are supposed to be written together. Like terms need to be with sane variables with the same power or no power at all. 2. Another step of simplifying expressions is by factoring. Factoring is the algebraic concept represents a given number in the form of the two factors multiplied together. Next, we can also use the order of operation to simplify an algebraic expression. PEMDAS allows us to solve the problem in a stepwise manner. It enables us to solve the problem according to the acronym. First, we solve parenthesis followed by exponents, multiplication, and division, and lastly, addition, and subtraction.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates how to collect like terms to find an equivalent expression. Practice problems are provided. Combinations of constants and variables connected by basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are called expressions. Terms having the same powers of variables are like terms; otherwise, they are unlike terms.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Explains how to use parenthesis while simplify expressions. Remove parenthesis to find equivalent expression. Practice problems are provided.

• ### Independent Practice 1

The sum of several like terms is another like term whose coefficient is the sum of those like terms. To subtract an expression from another, we change the sign of each term of the expression to be subtracted and then add expressions. Contains 20 simplify expressions problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Features another 20 simplify expressions problems.

• ### Homework Worksheet

12 simplify expressions problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained.

• ### Topic Quiz

10 simplify expressions problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

#### Thoughts of Einstein

For those who are having trouble with algebra, take heart: "Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater."
-- Albert Einstein