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# CPM Algebra 1 – Chapter 3

### Simplifying and Solving

In this chapter, students will simplify expressions and solve equations.  During this chapter:

• Students will simplify exponent expressions building off their introduction to this concept from 8th grade.
• Students will be introduced to multiplying polynomial expressions using an area model first introduced in 3rd grade and review the distributive property which they used throughout middle school.
• Students will learn how to solve simple absolute value equations and solve multi-variable equations for one of the variables which is applicable to many real life situations where formulas are applied (medical fields, engineers, car mechanics, etc.).

#### Homework help for this chapter is here

Homework help offers tips, strategies and sometimes solutions for every homework question in this chapter.

#### Practice/Activities/Games

• Parent Guide from CPM for this chapter is here
• Khan academy videos on simplifying exponents are here
• Khan academy videos on solving absolute value equations are here