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Subject:  Algebra tiles 
Author:  jon 
Date:  May 4 2004 
I team taught with another observer and I think the students really enjoyed
them. This would be a nice alternative to schools that can't afford a full set
of Algebra Tiles.
One of the things I wish I could have been more effective communicating, during
the lessons that I taught, was the connection of FOIL method and its
manipulative analog, Algebra Tiles. Without this understanding, the students
just sees this as another task to complete, and procedures to learn. I was
thinking of introducing the Algebra Tiles before they learned the FOIL method as
this would help them to understand what they're doing exactly when they multiply
linear binomials.
 
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