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Welcome to the **Introduction to algebra** module. As the name suggests, this module provides an overview of some key concepts in algebra, including how to rearrange and solve simple linear and quadratic equations. It also covers the basics of exponents and logarithms.

You may wish to work your way through the entirety of the module in the order provided, or you may wish to jump to certain pages or sections of the module.

What you will learn

- Definitions of some important algebraic terms (skip to Key terms and techniques).
- How to simplify, expand brackets, and factorise algebraic expressions (skip to Key terms and techniques).
- Techniques for rearranging and solving linear equations (skip to Solving linear equations).
- Techniques for rearranging and solving quadratic equations (skip to Solving quadratic equations).
- How to evaluate and use exponents, and how to apply exponent laws to rearrange and simplify them (skip to Exponents and logarithms).
- How to convert between exponents and logarithms, how to evaluate and use logarithms, and how to apply logarithm laws to rearrange and simplify them (skip to Exponents and logarithms).