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Algebra Balance Scales  Negat...

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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Algebraic Reasoning

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Flash 
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This program introduces students to fundamental concepts in algebra. Using two or three weighing scales, students must determine the weight of a specific object or group of objects. The program provid...
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Zoom Algebra

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
Tool 
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Zoom Algebra is a Computer Algebra System App for TI83 Plus and TI84 Plus graphing calculators. Its patentpending interface is visual and easy to use, with many little shortcuts. For example, ...
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Traffic Jam Activity

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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A classroom activity, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Students then revisit the activity, look for patterns, and write the answer algeb...
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Leonardo da Vinci Lesson Plan

Variables (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? If an emphasis is given to a/h = 1, this can be an engaging activity using variables. Use a spreadsheet to work with the data.
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Number Patterns

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Arrange numbers to complete a pattern of numbers.
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Solve It! App

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
TI83/TI84 
Tool 

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A learning activity tools for prealgebra and algebra students to practice working with mathematical equations.
For stepbystep instructions on how to download and use TI apps in general, visi...
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Traffic Jam

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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There are eleven stepping stones and ten people. On the five lefthand stones, facing the center, stand five of the people. The other five people stand on the five righthand stones, also facing the ...
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Play with Frogs Information fo...

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Computer 
Lesson Plan 

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Suggestions of question prompts to provide students as they use Play with Frogs, one of the Alive Maths microworlds.
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Using Letters to Represent Num...

Translate (Math 7) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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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Play with Frogs

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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This is the Frogs microworld. Can you exchange sides with the other team of Frogs by jumping or sliding? Frogs provides a great way of getting acquainted with ideas in Algebra, Problem Solving, Reason...
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Mystery Sums 1

Algebra and expressions (Math 7)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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Students use logic and early algebra reasoning skills to find the secret numerical values of four letters.
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Million Dollar Mission

Variables (Math 7) 
Spreadsheet 
Tool 

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This is the famous "doubling pennies" problem. Students will study exponential growth. The activity is designed for students to work independently, or in groups with guidance from the teacher.
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TIPoW: Caliyah's Cart

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
TINspire 
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Use your TINspire to figure out the maximum number of items Caliyah can buy if she limits the total weight and cost of her purchase.
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Traffic Jam Applet

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Equal numbers of people face each other with one open slot between them. Everybody faces the open slot. If there are 6 people there will be 7 slots, 6 of which must always have people in them. People ...
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Algebra Balance Scales

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
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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Traffic Jam  Teacher Lesson P...

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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A classroom activity (also called Hop, Skip, Jump) aligned to the NCTM and California Standards, to be explored through large movement experience, manipulatives, and an interactive Java applet. Studen...
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Thinking Blocks  Ratio Word P...

Variables (Math 7) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Thinking Blocks teaches students in grades 4  6 how to model and solve multistep word problems dealing with ratio and proportion. Using brightly colored blocks, students model the relationships among...
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Miranda and the Rookie

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Spreadsheet 
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Use a spreadsheet to compare salaries of the star basketball player and the rookie.
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Math911

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
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Tutorial feebased software for PCs that must be downloaded to the user's computer. It covers topics from prealgebra through precalculus, including trigonometry and some statistics. The software pos...
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Variables and Unknowns

Algebra and expressions (Math 7)+ 
PowerPoint 
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This is a PowerPoint lesson on variables designed with the middle schooler in mind. The lesson uses color, sound, and animation to effectively illustrate necessary concepts and procedures. Students a...
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Pan Balance  Shapes (Fixed Va...

Visualize (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This double pan balance, created for use by participants in the PreK‑2 Algebra E‑Workshop, is a special version of the Pan Balance  Shapes applet. It uses numbers that are friendly for pr...
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Squares in a Square

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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If you have a checkerboard that is 50x50 with small squares inside it, how many squares will there be all together? Students use a Java applet from the Freudenthal Institute to think about the ques...
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Let's Do Math Checkerboard

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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As a problem solving activity, students determine how many squares are on a checkerboard. Students drag highlighted squares of various sizes around the board to count the number of squares. They enter...
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Let's Do Math Checkerboard

Algebra and expressions (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
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As a problem solving activity, students determine how many squares are on a checkerboard. Students draw various sized squares on grid paper (provided) to count the number of squares. They enter the va...
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