Review: Simplifying or Solving

Decisions, Decisions

In algebra, there are basically two different sets of rules we follow, the rules of simplifying and the rules of solving. If you can't distinguish between the two, you may find yourself in a mixed up muddle.

Help Me Keep All My Resources Open and Free


Are you struggling to keep all the "rules" of algebra straight? These videos are designed provide additional support to help struggling algebra students learn to distinguish between expressions to simplify and equations to solve. If you find yourself never quite knowing when to do what, this lesson's for you.


Practice visually identifying expressions, equations, and inequalities with this Khan Academy Exercise

Solving vs. Simplifying Pop Quiz with Solutions.pdf

Practice simplifying expressions and solving equations with this printable pop-quiz.

Simplifying vs Solving Review

A mixed up challenge set of expressions to simplify and equations & inequalities to solve.