In this algebra tiles tutorial video, you will learn how to use algebra tiles to teach solving equations, simplifying expressions, integer operations, multiplying polynomials and factoring quadratics.

Algebra tiles are one way to teach these topics, but they're not the only way. Algebra tiles work great for some students, but others may come away scratching their heads. I have always felt that a varied approach is best when teaching math, and part of a student's job is to figure out which methods work best for them.

With that being said, algebra tiles are cool in how they make numbers feel permanent and concrete, just like building blocks or elements in chemistry, and I feel that algebra tiles are a worthwhile add-on to just about any lesson.

The mats in the video are inside this pack of algebra tiles resources:

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I'm sorry for causing confusion! The PDF from TPT is the right place to go. I linked the digital algebra tiles inside. There will be a blue link on page 2 of the PDF that reads "Digital Algebra Tiles". Clicking on this will prompt you to make a copy of the tiles' Google Slides file.

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Oooo, good question! I'm not sure. It would be neat to see a "3-D" set, but I'm not too sure about the logistics. Or maybe I'm totally overthinking and it's out there. Off to YouTube...

I can't seem to find the digital algebra tiles. It takes me to TPT. TPT brings me to a pdf download which brings me to this this post. If I click on the free digital algebra tiles, it takes me back to TPT, which brings me back to pdf download, which brings me to this post. I feel like I am missing something.

ReplyDeleteI'm sorry for causing confusion! The PDF from TPT is the right place to go. I linked the digital algebra tiles inside. There will be a blue link on page 2 of the PDF that reads "Digital Algebra Tiles". Clicking on this will prompt you to make a copy of the tiles' Google Slides file.

DeleteLove your work! Thank you so much for all your help. I work with non-English Migrant students from K-9th grades. Have no budget, but I grab all the freebies I can from you. Again thank you!

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DeleteI just recently discovered Algebra Tiles and am excited to use them in the classroom however, is there anything similar to use to multiply trinomials?

ReplyDeleteOooo, good question! I'm not sure. It would be neat to see a "3-D" set, but I'm not too sure about the logistics. Or maybe I'm totally overthinking and it's out there. Off to YouTube...

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