Equations are everywhere in Mathematics and the ability to manipulate and understand them is very important. The screencasts in this section give some background to the equations you encounter on a regular basis. They trace the development of the equations, what they represent and the type of problems that they can be used to solve. The additional resources are selected from MathCentre and these contain more detail on how to solve many of these equations and the rules for manipulating the symbols.
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- Introduction to Equations
This screencast contains an overview of the importance of equations in the world around us.
- Equations and Algebra
This screencast discusses the importance of using symbols or algebra to write problems in equation form.
- Linear Equations
This screencast looks at the type of problems that lead to linear equations and what the solutions of such equations represent.
- Simultaneous Linear Equations
This screencast discusses problems that are described by more than one linear equation, and how to solve such systems of equations.
- Simultaneous non-Linear and Quadratic Equations
This screencast considers systems of non-linear equations and their connection to quadratic equations.
- Links to additional resources. - MathCentre Algebra leaflets