Algebra is not some branch of mathematics invented to torment students. Rather, algebra is a way of thinking that helps us solve mathematical problems. In today’s world, most of us really do need to master algebraic thinking. For instance, you need to use algebraic thinking if you want to write a macro to calculate the cells in a spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel. This one example alone makes it clear why algebra is really important.

This tutorial aims to help you attain a fundamental level of mastery of algebra. And you will be introduced to algebraic expressions, formulae and equations as ways to generalize mathematical relationships between quantities you might be observing or studying in the real world. Before beginning this tutorial, we recommend you first take the tutorial on Basic Mathematics. Happy learning!