Master Algebra | Just the Basics (Part 1)

Review Rule of Signs and Learn the Basics for Solving One-Step Equations.
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Adding Integers with the Same and Different Signs
Subtracting Integers
Solve One-Step Equations with the Subtraction and Addition Properties | The Basics
Multiplying and Dividing Integers | Rule of Signs
Solve One-Step Equations with the Division and Multiplication Properties | The Basics
More In-Depth Examples are in Part 2 of this Series


  • Part 1 is only the basic rules needed to succeed in Part 2.
  • We will start with the basics, the Rule of Signs: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers.
  • We will then move on to learning how to Solve One-Step Equations using the rule of signs.


This is a fast 11-lesson course reviewing the rule of signs and the basics of solving linear equations.

Each lesson includes:

  • A video: In the videos, we will do examples to first develop a rule, then use this rule(s) to solve an example.

  • Notes: You will be able to download a pdf file containing example(s) of the lesson so you can have the information readily available outside of the course.

  • Practice with Quizzes: You will get a chance to practice what you just learned before moving on to the next lesson. You will be able to download the solution, similar to the notes, to compare to your answer/solution.

  • Additional Resources: You can download additional examples and practice questions with answers.

By end of course, student should be able to:

  • Add integers (whole numbers) with the same and different signs.

  • Subtract integers by adding the opposite.

  • Multiply and divide integers with the same and different signs.

  • Learn the basics of solving linear equations

    • Solve one step linear equations using inverse operations,

    • Review the Subtraction and Addition Property of Equality,

    • Review the Multiplication and Division Property of Equality.

  • Learn key words for translating words into mathematical expressions.

  • Practice translating and solving one-step word problems.

Please know, this series was created for learners who have difficulties with mathematics and can benefit from a step-by-step process and reviewing basic information before an algebra topic is presented.

Then, let's start at the beginning. Welcome!

Who this course is for:

  • This series is intended for learners who have difficulties with mathematics and can benefit from a step-by-step approach.
  • Anyone who needs a refresher after being away from school for a while, we will review the basics before starting an algebra session.
  • Anyone currently in middle school or high school who needs to review fundamentals of algebra.
  • Anyone in college who might need a refresher or are taking developmental or co-requisite courses.
  • Anyone who wants to be ready for College Algebra but has had trouble in the past with math classes.


Mathematics Education
Emma Elizondo
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 5 Reviews
  • 752 Students
  • 2 Courses

Throughout my career in education I have had the opportunity to teach a wide range of education levels, from high school teacher to adult education program to college level courses, with classes comprised of traditional and nontraditional students both in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. My main objective as an instructor has always been to create a learner-centered environment that accommodates the different needs of the students, allow for mathematical skills to be developed, and encourage students to take ownership of their education.

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