# Hands-On Algebra!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12

Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with over 155 hands-on games and activities. To complement the natural process of learning, each activity builds on the previous one-- from concrete to pictorial to abstract. Dr. Thompson's unique three-step approach encourages students to first recognize patterns; then use diagrams, tables, and graphs to illustrate algebraic concepts; and finally, apply what they've learned through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and activities using a graphic calculator and computer. You'll find each activity has complete teacher directions, lists of materials needed, and helpful examples for discussion, homework, and quizzes. Most activities include time-saving reproducible worksheets for use with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. This ready-to-use resource contains materials sufficient for a two-semester course in Algebra I and can be adapted for advanced students as well as students with dyslexia.

Through a unique three-step approach, students gain mastery over algebra concepts and skills one activity at a time:

- Activity 1 offers
**physical models**(using available materials) and easy-to-follow instructions to help learners seek patterns. - Activity 2 uses
**pictorial models**like diagrams, tables, and graphs to further help students retain and test what they have learned. - Activity 3 encourages
**exploration**and**application**of newly learned concepts and skills through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and graphic calculator or computer activities.

*Although this is directed to classrooms, there is plenty to pull out for your homeschool needs. Lots of amazing ideas to make Algebra a little bit fun. *

**Softcover, 600+ pages, ISBN 9780876283868, SKU 1083868**

Book Title | Hands-On Algebra!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12 |

Publisher: | John Wiley & Sons, Inc |

Author | Frances McBroom Thompson |

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Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with over 155 hands-on games and activities. To complement the natural process of learning, each activity builds on the previous one-- from concrete to pictorial to abstract. Dr. Thompson's unique three-step approach encourages students to first recognize patterns; then use diagrams, tables, and graphs to illustrate algebraic concepts; and finally, apply what they've learned through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and activities using a graphic calculator and computer. You'll find each activity has complete teacher directions, lists of materials needed, and helpful examples for discussion, homework, and quizzes. Most activities include time-saving reproducible worksheets for use with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. This ready-to-use resource contains materials sufficient for a two-semester course in Algebra I and can be adapted for advanced students as well as students with dyslexia.

Through a unique three-step approach, students gain mastery over algebra concepts and skills one activity at a time:

- Activity 1 offers
**physical models**(using available materials) and easy-to-follow instructions to help learners seek patterns. - Activity 2 uses
**pictorial models**like diagrams, tables, and graphs to further help students retain and test what they have learned. - Activity 3 encourages
**exploration**and**application**of newly learned concepts and skills through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and graphic calculator or computer activities.

*Although this is directed to classrooms, there is plenty to pull out for your homeschool needs. Lots of amazing ideas to make Algebra a little bit fun. *

**Softcover, 600+ pages, ISBN 9780876283868, SKU 1083868**