Introduction to algebra

Introduction to algebra

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 16 hours study time

  • Cross-sector

  • Free

  • Level 1

About this course

This free course is an introduction to algebra, which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers.

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognise technical terms and appreciate some of the uses of algebra.
  2. Collect like terms and simplify expressions, term by term.
  3. Multiply out brackets.
  4. Simplify some formulas.
  5. Solve simple linear equations.