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In this post are links to printable and digital algebra tiles, along with a tutorial video to get you up and going with algebra tiles!

Inside this pack of algebra tiles printables is everything you need to bring algebra tiles into your middle school math classroom, including: 

⬢ Printable double-sided algebra tiles with + and - sides

⬢ Printable mats for: 
 -solving equations, 
 -simplifying expressions, 
 -adding, subtracting multiplying and dividing integers, 
 -multiplying polynomials and 
 -factoring quadratics 

When in the classroom, the mats in this download can be placed inside page protectors so that students can write on them with dry-erase markers as they practice with their tiles. 

When teaching remotely, the algebra tiles can be used during lessons to model the topics covered. 

I like using algebra tiles as a way to "prove" to students that numbers are concrete and can be manipulated, much like building blocks! I like to use them as part of an introduction of a topic to give students a different perspective on the math we are learning. 

*These resources were originally part of the Moving Math Forward conference held remotely in July 2020.

Algebra tiles resources
Algebra Tiles Resources

Digital Algebra tiles

To meet the needs of classrooms with technology, I converted the printable algebra tiles to a set of digital algebra tiles. 

They are all ready for teaching factoring quadratics, but you can add a slide to the Google Slides file and use them to teach integers, expressions, equations or polynomials, too. They are free here: digital algebra tiles

This set of digital algebra tiles is set up for factoring quadratics, but can easily be used for any topic. Simply click on the slide, select all of the algebra tiles on the slide (Ctrl+A) and paste them in a new slide (Ctrl+V).

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.