The Visual / Auditory / Symbolic / Kinesthetic Approach to Algebra

Term Tiles & Tokens in Algebra I & II, 3.20.2009

  • Digital Manipulative?
  • Complete integer and algebraic computation.
  • Write, simplify, and evaluate algebraic expressions and equations.
  • Factor and distribute.
  • Solve linear equations, inequalities and quadratics.
  • Examine binomial sums and differences and their squares and cubes.
  • Examine the Binomial Expansion and Pascal's Triangle.

Digital Manipulative?

      Move pictures (tokens) on paper or in digital form on a spread sheet, to represent algebraic ideas and perform operations.

      It's algebra made concrete.

  • Spread sheet w/text, graphic, and computing capabilities
  • Non Javascript with no membership required -- free, downloadable, editable!
  • One of a family of such DIGITAL MANIPULATIVE spread sheets.
  • A Visual / Auditory / Symbolic / Kinesthetic Approach


A Number , Zero, The Opposite
"Zero In" and "Zero Out" to Simplify.


Open & save a spread sheet.
Divide: x³ - y³ ÷ x - y
Expand (x-y)² and (x-y)³


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