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Hands-on Pre-Algebra or Algebra
Learn pre-algebra or algebra with your hands! While numbers and letters on a page may be anxiety-provoking, physical manipulatives are an engaging tool that can turn frustration into fun. Play with algebra tiles during three two-hour sessions and bring math to life!
Locations: Los Gatos, Saratoga
Recommended hours: 6
- Introduce visual/tactile representations of pre-algebra or algebra concepts using algebra tiles
- For pre-algebra: explore variables, polynomials, simplifying and comparing expressions, and solving equations
- For algebra: explore binomial multiplication, factoring quadratics, and completing the square
- Preview and/or reinforce the “why” and “how” of fundamental pre-algebra and algebra ideas