We spent most of the class working on evaluating expressions. We saw a few new things:

- an exponent that was an expression instead of just a number
- brackets inside brackets (nested brackets, we often say)
- lotsa negative signs

I handed out two more lengthy pages from math-drills.com. The first page only included integers, and the second page included fractions. You should be spending at least 15 minutes outside of class time practising with these questions.

**If you’re finding this challenging, you should be spending more than 15 minutes.** These are fundamental skills that will serve you well throughout high school – it’s worth taking the time now, I promise!