Tool:
Algebra Tiles 
Screenshot:

Go to: 
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_189_g_4_t_2.html
(opens a new window)

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 

Average Rating: 
[3]

Login to rate this resource

My MathTools: 
Login to Subscribe / Save This

Reviews: 
see the 1 review of this resource
/ add a review of this Tool  
Discussions: 
see the 3 posts discussing this resource


Lesson Plans: 
Understanding Factoring through Geometry 

Understanding Algebraic Factoring 
Tools: 
Algebra Balance Scales 

Algebra Balance Scales  Negatives 
Courses: 
Math 6 
Associative, Factor, Algebra and expressions 
 Math 7 
Factor, Algebra and expressions 
 Algebra 
Commutative, Associative, Distributive, Use of Variables, Factoring, Completing the Square 
 Algebra II 
Factoring, Factoring 

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 
Read the full length reviews for this resource 



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. 
