Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Magic of Algebra Tiles

Algebra tiles make working with algebraic expressions a snap!  Each tiles shape represents a unit, x, or x squared.  By manipulating them into different groupings, we can find equivalent expressions.

An algebraic expression shown using algebra tiles.  

An equivalent algebraic expression shown using the algebra tiles.  Notice that the same tiles are used in the first and second expression...this proves that the expressions are equivalent.  

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