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(Desmos)

The title doesn’t capture what this task is about.  It focuses on matching algebraic expressions to contexts and word descriptions.  It is a worthwhile task.

Equivalent Expressions (Desmos)

Pool Border Problem (Desmos)

Students explore different ways to find the number of tiles in the border of a square swimming pool.  They discover that the expressions they generate are all equivalent. (You would probably need to introduce this during a synchronous lesson and then have students work on it.)

Enter algebraic or numeric expressions and compare. **Really cool modeling!**

NCTM’s Algebra Tiles

Poses problems, has students model with algebra tiles and solve, tells them if they are correct or incorrect.

(PBS Media Learning)

Interactive opportunity to balance a scale.

Inequalities Polygraph (Desmos)

Video Game:  Dragon Box (algebra 12+)

Teaches all the rules for solving algebraic equations but does it visually in a virtual video game environment..

The App is \$7.99

Obstacle Course

Video to Give you Inspiration

Online Resources

Ratios and Proportional Relationships:

Dunk Tank!  Ratio & Proportion (PBS) Tutorial: Good explanation of ratios, traditional approach with cross multiplication.  A clear, relatable explanation.

Proportion Playground

Interactive Simulation PhET

Unit Rates

Interactive Simulation PhET

Desmos: Tile Pile

Area, proportionality, ratio tables

The Number System

Fractions:

Fractions Intro

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Fraction Matcher

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Fraction Equality

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Fractions: Mixed Numbers

Interactive Simulation - PhET

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Estimation:

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Estimation

Interactive Simulation - PhET

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Factoring:

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Multiplication Facts and Factoring

Interactive Simulation - PhET

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Integers:

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Interactive Simulation - PhET

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The Area Model:

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Area Builder

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Area Model for Multiplication: Introduction

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Area Model: Multiplication with Whole Numbers

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Area Model: Decimals

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Area Model - Algebra

Interactive Simulation - PhET

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Expressions and Equations:

Equality Explorer Basics

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Equality Explorer

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Equality Explorer: Two Variables

Interactive Simulation - PhET

Expression Exchange

Interactive Simulation - PhET

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(Desmos)

The title doesn’t capture what this task is about.  It focuses on matching algebraic expressions to contexts and word descriptions.  It is a worthwhile task.

Equivalent Expressions (Desmos)

Pool Border Problem (Desmos)

Students explore different ways to find the number of tiles in the border of a square swimming pool.  They discover that the expressions they generate are all equivalent. (You would probably need to introduce this during a synchronous lesson and then have students work on it.)

Enter algebraic or numeric expressions and compare. **Really cool modeling!**

NCTM’s Algebra Tiles

Poses problems, has students model with algebra tiles and solve, tells them if they are correct or incorrect.

(PBS Media Learning)

Interactive opportunity to balance a scale.

Inequalities Polygraph (Desmos)

Video Game:  Dragon Box (algebra 12+)

Teaches all the rules for solving algebraic equations but does it visually in a virtual video game environment..

The App is \$7.99

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Obstacle Course

Video to Give you Inspiration

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Statistics and Probability: