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- Newark, NJ
Pre-Algebra Teacher Resources
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In this pre-algebra worksheet, students solve 18 equations where they must use the Axiom of Equality to add the same number to both sides of an equation. Students then evaluate 21 algebraic expressions with variables where they substitute a numeric value for each variable.
Explore problems with this sixth through eighth grade mathematics lesson. Learners investigate solving linear equations using pictures. The kinesthetic and visual use of the pictures and symbols is designed to help them develop a concrete understanding of an abstract concept.
Give your class a list of multiplication and division sentences that contain both positive and negative integers. Have them analyze them to see if they can discover the pattern with the signs. From these patterns, help them develop the rules for the operations. As a reinforcement activity, the class participates in a relay race; each individual in a row of learners completes a problem and passes it back for the next person.
Talk about delicious math! Pupils solve problems involving rational numbers and analyze real-life problems to find solutions in a pre-algebra class. They discuss the sections of a Hershey's bar in terms of fractions and decimals before taking notes and examining how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
Students research to find a piece of artwork that contains a parabola shape. They trace the shape three times onto a coordinate plane and find the equation of each graph. The artist is also cited and each student writes a brief biography of the artist in their own words.
Students practice writing number sentences. After reading real world problems, they describe the same situation by writing a number sentence. Students use algebra tiles, or counters, to demonstrate the use zero pairs in solving equations. They use a building mat to model adding and subtracting integers.
Students listen to a story from a book about who goes first and who goes second. In this permutation lesson, students perform calculations to determine the number of events that will occur and in what order. They complete a worksheet on problems using permutation's formula to solve.