Smart Tutor’s Algebra curriculum is designed to help students understand patterns, relations, functions, use of models and algebraic symbols to analyze mathematical situations. Students learn to:
- Sort, classify, and order objects by size, number, and other properties
- Recognize, describe, extend, and make generalizations about geometric and numeric patterns
- Represent and analyze patterns and functions, using words, tables, and graphs
- Identify such properties as commutativity, associativity, and distributivity and use them to compute with whole numbers
- Represent the idea of a variable as an unknown quantity using a letter or a symbol
- Express mathematical relationships using equations
- Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables and equations to draw conclusions
- Investigate how a change in one variable relates to a change in a second variable
Sample Algebra Lessons
Explore simple pictorial, rhythmic, and symbolic linear patterns at the Penguin Parade.
Complete the patterns and learn about pictorial symbols and patterns.
Play the In/Out Machine game and explore patterns, relationships and functions.
Play a pan balance game and explore equations and inequalities.
Find the rule and explore patterns, relationships and functions.
Help fill orders at the Power Pack Factory and explore mathematical relationships using equations.