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Subject:  algebra tiles 
Author:  George Reese 
Date:  Feb 22 2004 
Eric,
I'm glad you found these. I hadn't seen them before.
As someone who has always found algebra tiles to be harder than algebra, I found
the "activities" that just tell you to illustrate a property not very helpful.
On the other hand, some people find these visualizing tools are a breakthrough
in terms of understanding what's going on, and perhaps just playing with them in
a taskoriented way can bring that about. But I think some examples would
help.
George
 
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