A few more games for algebraic thinking

- Number Card (24)
- (on number sense and operations)

- Shooting Balls

(NOTE: 4 levels)- (on linear functions and slope and y-intercept)

- Algebra Four
- (on solving equations)

May 05

A few more games for algebraic thinking

- Number Card (24)
- (on number sense and operations)

- Shooting Balls

(NOTE: 4 levels)- (on linear functions and slope and y-intercept)

- Algebra Four
- (on solving equations)

Apr 14

Three algebraic thinking games are

- Algebraic Reasoning
- Algebra Puzzle
- Weigh the Wangdoodles – There are at least 3 ways to logically solve this. Ask your students to figure out their own way.
*Interesting!*

Mar 23

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems.

These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions).

Mathematics is often described as the study of patterns. That is exactly what * Spotting Numbers *and

The interplay of **geometry** and **numbers** and **algebraic thinking** in these questions puts the learner squaring at the core of **mathematical reasoning**. Quite frankly, it doesn’t get much better than this! (OK, my opinion.)

Here are some questions. As a general rule, For Elementary: a-b; Middle School: a-d; Algebra: a-e

a. How many *** are in next figure?

b. How many *** are in next figure after that?

c. How many *** are in pattern n = 10?

d. How many *** are in pattern n = 43?

e. Generalize: How many *** are in pattern n?

*** might be spots, triangles, butterflies, football helmets, etc.

Mar 11

Luke showed some great practice games at http://www.arcademics.com/

Students can play these games against each other (or alone).

Mar 08

Standard | Date of 1st Quiz | Date of 2nd Quiz |

S.1 | 2/3/2015 | 2/10/2015 |

S.2 | 2/3/2015 | 2/10/2015 |

S.3 | 2/17/2015 | 2/24 |

S.4 | 2/24 | 3/3>>3/10 |

S.5 | 2/24 | 3/3>>3/10 |

S.6 | 3/3>>3/10 | 3/24 * |

S.7 | 3/10 | 3/24 * |

S.8 | 3/24 * | 3/31 |

S.9 | 3/24 * | 3/31 |

S.10 | 4/7 | 4/14 |

S.11 | 4/14 | 4/21 |

S.12 | 4/21 | 4/28* |

S.13 | 4/21 | 4/28* |

S.14 | 4/28* | 5/5 |

S.15 | 4/28* | 5/5 |

* These will be taken *before* Exam I or Exam II (first half of the class). Exams will be the last 75 minutes.

Mar 04

Check this out

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_201_g_4_t_2.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_4_t_2.html

Mar 04

Below are two videos. I do three examples from section 2.1.

The assignment for section 2.1 is pp. 190-193 #7,10,15,17,21,23,24,30,31,35,37,41,44,46,56.

This will be due March 26.

Mar 04

Click below to download the handout on how to create a model (function). This is going to be a model for a real-world situation.

Mar 03

More Systematic Review of Algebra. See page 190 #1-24. (We did some last week.) See the algebraic solution on page 180. Below is a video doing page 190 #19.

Now do page 190 #7, 10, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24.

Mar 03

**Do 8.6 Double any number up to 20; and **

**8.7 Compatible Numbers for Addition**

Click here>> 8.6DoubleAnyNumberupto20

8.7CompatibleNumbersforAddition

Put answers in your binder. If you have questions, ask.