This video covers the concept of combining like terms. If you try to combine terms with different variables, it just won’t work. But terms with the same variable? Now that’s a match made in Pre-Algebra heaven.
|Algebra||Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning|
Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
|Basic Algebra||Basic Equations|
|Elementary Algebra||Combining like terms|
Algebra Tov! It’s been happening for centuries. [Wine glass shatters]
Like terms have been combining.
Creating lives together. Producing offspring. [Like terms math calculations laid in bed]
Statistics show that 87% of like terms stay combined.
But… there is an unlucky 13% who… aren’t able to make it work.
In the case of this lucky couple… …they found each other… [algebra calculation sat on a park bench]
…but not without some challenges. There was 4y’s old flame, for example.
Love was in the air… but it simply wasn’t meant to be.
It seemed as if divine forces were conspiring to keep them apart… [lightning strikes and separates the algebra terms]
Finally, they gave up on their adolescent impulses.. and moved on.
But when 4y met 7y several years later…
…she realized that this term was who she was destined to marry… [4y and 7y by the seaside and a love heart appears]
and someday have little digits of their own.
Well, they had no trouble whatsoever combining…
…as will become clear should you happen to find the whole family at home some evening.
Of course, 4y and 7y are just one successful couple.
There are a zillion similar stories of happy unions. [lots of like terms appear]
All of whom have been busy changing their relationship status on Facebook.
Now there are a couple of “liked” terms…