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Tool: Algebra Tiles
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Description: Visualize multiplying and factoring algebraic expressions using tiles.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Utah State University)
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Student Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: jdf35, Oct 2 2006 01:21:28:917AM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept
Ability to meet my goals: Ineffective
Recommended for: Algebra: Properties of Reals, Use of Variables
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  tpowers
Comment:I only found this marginally useful, but there is nothing really wrong with it. It is useful for teaching properties such as the distributive law intuitively.
  alicegop
Comment:This allows students to use algebra tiles without the mess. Great visual for bridging to algebraic concepts.