Algebra Tiles and Solving Equations

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Young mathematicians solve linear equations by drawing models of algebra tiles using colored pencils. To finish, they solve the same equations algebraically and check their answers using a graphing calculator.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource with learners struggling with solving linear equations
  • If available, provide actual algebra tiles for pupils to use
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should have knowledge of the properties of equality

  • Moves from the concrete to the abstract

  • None