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Animated Helicopter

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Computer 
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An Logoanimated helicopter can be used to investigate the concepts of variables, and of reflections and y as a function of x on the coordinate grid. The first Logo animation of a helicopter flying ba...
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A Lulu of a Function

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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This activity guides exploration of functional aspects of the Lulu microworld (from Nathalie Sinclair's AliveMaths site, applet programmed by Stéfan Sinclair). Functions called for are NOT y = f(x) fu...
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"Picking" Your Way through Are...

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
TINspire 
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In this activity, students will discover Pick’s Theorem by ﬁnding the relationship between area and the number of boundary points and interior points of a lattice polygon.
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Basketball Probability

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
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This is an extended Logo investigation of probabilities and of modeling reallife situations: that of a 1 and 1 shooter in basketball, and the expected probabilities arising from past performance.
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How Many Squares on a Checker ...

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
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This problem could be used in varying degrees with 6th graders through high school. It encourages students to use good problemsolving heuristics. Logo is used to extend this problem and to encourage ...
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Kristin's Story

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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As part of an Honors project, a preservice teacher relates how she worked with three seventh grade students to see if the balance applets would give students a deeper understanding of algebraic equat...
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Algebra, Section 1

Similar Terms (Algebra) 
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A collection of illustrated concepts including problems for students to work out, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback. Pre and posttests, answer sheets, additional help, tools,...
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Determine Whether the Statemen...

Evaluating Expressions (Algebra) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains the methods used for judging whether the statements about linear, quadratic and absolute value equalities or inequalities are sometimes, always or never true.
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Evaluating Algebraic Expressio...

Evaluating Expressions (Algebra) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains how to evaluate an algebraic expression.
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Percent Mixture Problems (Alge...

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains how to work with percent mixture problems.
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Using Letters to Represent Num...

Sentence as Expression (Algebra) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains how to convert algebric expressions into verbal phrases containing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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Word Problems (Getting Started...

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains how to break a word problem down into smaller parts and solve one part at a time, looking at particular words that indicate certain mathematical operations.
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Writing Formulas (Amsco Integr...

Sentence as Expression (Algebra) 
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This minilesson explains how to write expressions/formulas in mathematical language.
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Algebra Balance Scales

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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This mathlet allows you to solve simple linear equations through the use of a balance beam. Unit blocks (representing 1s) and Xboxes (for the unknown, X), are placed on the pans of a balance beam.
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Algebra Balance Scales  Negat...

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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Solve simple linear equations using a balance beam representation. Coefficients and constants may be positive or negative.
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Algebra Tiles

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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Visualize multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions using tiles.
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TrueMakers

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
Java Applet 
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Interactive tool for equation solving. Equations involve one step, two steps, or three steps, with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares, and radicals.
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Algebra  Writing Expressions

Use of Variables (Algebra) 
JavaScript 
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This is a short quiz to test students' knowledge of the rules used in formulating an algebraic expression.
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Algebra Definitions

Sentence as Expression (Algebra)+ 
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The user reviews definitions of important algebra terms. After viewing further explanations and some examples, users can interactively test their understanding of the definitions of important algebra...
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Algebraic Basics Unit Quiz

Evaluating Expressions (Algebra) 
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The user can practice their understanding of basic algebra calculations with this interactive quiz.
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Evaluating Expressions

Evaluating Expressions (Algebra) 
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The user reviews the steps for evaluating expressions containing variables. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice evaluating expressions using the steps they just reviewed.
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Like Terms

Similar Terms (Algebra) 
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The user reviews like terms and how to group like terms together in expressions. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice matching expressions on one side with expressions on the othe...
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Simplifying

Similar Terms (Algebra) 
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The user reviews the steps on how to simplify an expression. After viewing examples, users can interactively practice simplifying expressions following the steps of simplifying.
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The Language of Algebra Unit Q...

Sentence as Expression (Algebra)+ 
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The user can practice their understanding of algebraic terms, the correct order of operations, and how to write equations and inequalities with this online interactive quiz.
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Writing Equations

Sentence as Expression (Algebra)+ 
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The user reads about the definition of an equation, the use of variables, and how to write an equation from a sentence. Examples are given as well as an online quiz to practice the skill of matching a...
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