Curriculum Expectation:
Use variables in simple algebraic equations and expressions

Definition of a Variable:
A letter or symbol, such as “a”, “b”, or “x” that represents an unknown number.

1. Click on the link below to practice your patterning skills

2. Click on the videos below to see examples of how to use algebra tiles to solve equations

1. Practice solving simple equations with a variable

2. Practice converting word problems into algebraic expressions
(challenging interactive handout) Algebra Patterns .doc

3. The following handout is excellent practice for solving simple equations. It is recommended that you print the following handout and complete it.
2-step algebra.pdf

4. For students struggling with the concepts so far, they may want to try the link below (Java required).