Algebraic Manipulation Quizzes  

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Step 1:  

Complete Quiz 1.
Step 2:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the topic using the websites below.
Step 3:   Complete Quiz 2.
Step 4:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the topic further using the websites below.
Step 5:   Complete Quiz 3.
Step 6:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the Further Resources below.
Useful Websites lion

A puzzle on manipulating terms http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe/tests/var/termumformen.html looks at factorizing and expanding simple quadratics or expressions with just a few terms.

A site on simple algebra such as substituting into an equation, forming an expression and solving simple equations, collecting like terms and indices at http://algebra.freeservers.com/springridge1.html This is the only page for all of the examples so you need to go through the site to get to the relevant interactive material. There is a page of questions at http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/combiningliketerms/pgw1.htm and a lesson that goes with it.

Further Resources lion

The Mathematics Learning Centre holds workshops at the beginning of each semester. Keep an eye out for dates.

There is a Massey Universtiy Site that covers most topics well and is worth having a good look at. There are also some quizzes at http://webct-ce.massey.ac.nz/SCRIPT/tsamith1/scripts/serve_home that can help you identify problem areas.