So far we have looked at the basic rules for algebra in expressions – leaving out the multiplication sign and the ‘1’ in front of a pronumeral, adding and subtracting ‘like terms’ and multiplying and dividing with pronumerals. Next we will look at multiplying and dividing with indices and then using equations.

Maths is Fun has a quick tutorial on how to use exponents with six questions you can try online.

The Algebra Balance Scales are all about * doing the same thing to both sides. *So if you remove to blocks from one side do the same to the other side.

Algebra Balance Scales with Negatives is a little more difficult – balloons act as negative numbers to counter-act the weights.

When you have spent about 15 minutes on each activity, leave me a comment to let me know what you found easy, what you found difficult and what you learnt from these two interactive learning objects.

great stuff

i liked bothem because they tested what you know about algebra

i learnt that most of the time x=3 and they tought you how algebra works

This game taught me nothing really on algebra, I know how to play the game with ease though now.

I didn’t really learn anything from The Algebra scales because…. i still don’t get Algebra 🙂