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Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
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The links below are to pages within stable sites and are current as of the date of publication of this workshop. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Web, it is possible that some links may change. Should you reach a non-working link, we recommend entering a couple words from its description into the site's search function, or into a Web-based search engine.

Rule of Four
Algebra Tiles


Devlin, Keith. Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. Scientific American Library, 1994.

Julius, Edward H. Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Power. John Wiley and Sons, 1992.

Seymour, Dale and Margaret Shedd. Finite Differences: A Pattern-Discovery Approach to Problem-Solving. Dale Seymour Publications, 1997.

Rule of Four:

Hughes-Hallett, Deborah, Andrew M. Gleason, et al. Calculus, Single and Multivariable (3rd edition). Wiley Publishers, 2001.

Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (10th edition). Basic Books, 1993.

Phillips, Tony. "Multiple Mathematical Intelligences." What's New in Mathematics, June 1, 1999. What's New in Mathematics is available online at http://www.math.sunysb.edu/~tony/whatsnew/column/mi-0699/mi1.html.

Focusing on Learners. http://www.epsilonlearning.com/focus.htm. Epsilon Learning Systems, 2003.

Algebra Tiles:

There are many resources available online regarding the use of algebra tiles in the classroom. Use a search engine to find them. In addition, there are a number of Web sites with applets involving algebra tiles. Some of the best applets can be found at:

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives:

Tom Reardon's Algebra Tiles for SMART Board:
Algebra tiles (created by Tom Reardon) can be downloaded as AlgebraTiles.nbk. You'll need a SMART Board to use this file. The SMART Board is a commercial product offered by SMART Technologies, Inc.

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