Didax® "Dice Activities For Algebraic Thinking" Book for 5th - 8th grades provides an innovative group activity for students for better understanding by creating friendly competition.
Didax® "Dice Activities For Algebraic Thinking" Book of 136 pages provides a chance to play with big mathematical ideas using dice and colored tiles. Book makes learning fun with a CD included for interactive whiteboard/computer.
Title: Dice Activities For Algebraic Thinking
Usage ideas: Highly engaging team activities generate friendly competition, and provide a reason to learn and use Algebraic concepts
Topic: Algebra basics
Number of pages: 136
Author: Chet Delani and Mary Saltus
Middle school students explore the idea of algebra as a "balancing act" using dice and colored tiles
Highly engaging team activities generate friendly competition, and provide a reason to learn and use algebraic concepts
Dice and tile activities address the CCSS of number and operations and algebra as well as the mathematical practices of reasoning and problem solving
Includes CD with a digital edition of the book as well as a "dice roller" for use with your interactive whiteboard or computer to make the activities fun for the whole class
When given the opportunity to "play" with big mathematical ideas, students naturally acquire the algebra basics - using symbols to denote mathematical functions, using a variable (n) to represent an unknown, writing and solving simultaneous equations
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