Week 1 Discussion: Algebra Foundations

**Required Resources**

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· OpenStax Textbook Readings

· Lesson in Canvas

· Assignments in Knewton

oUnit Conversions in the US System

oUnit Conversions in the Metric System

oUnit Conversion Between Systems

oRewrite English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions

oAlgebraic Expressions and Applications with Integers

oSolve Equations with the Subtraction and Addition Properties of Equality

oSolve Equations with the Division and Multiplication Properties of Equality

oDistance, Rate, and Time and Literal Equations

**Initial Post Instructions**

As we jump into the world of Algebra, it is important to discuss how math, specifically Algebra, is used in the real-world.

Search for videos from Ted Ed showing the real-world value of mathematics. Choose a video to watch and then provide a one-paragraph summary (3-4 sentences) of the video in your own words. Be sure to discuss the math concept used.