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PLAYGROUND OF ALGEBRA
LAB                                                                                                                                 ALGEBRA
The ability to graph and read graphs on the rec-                                                                                    This 112-page text
tangular coordinate plane is a basic algebra                                                                                        covers the real num-
skill that can be mastered well before the formal                                                                                   ber system, vari-
study of this key subject. This set of games                                                                                        ables, polynomials,
provides a systematic progression of experi-                                                                                        exponents, radicals,
Where’s Wilson? introduces the process, fol-                                                                                        equations, and
lowed by Where’s Wilma? and Integer Chess                                                                                           more. Quizzes and
(with its own series of games found on page 37)                                                                                     answer keys are
in succeeding grades. The playful, intensive                                                                                        included.
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ALGEBRA                                                                                                                             ratios, proportions,
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ALGEBRA 45
ALGEBRA PUZZLES                                                  ALGEBRA WORD PROBLEMS
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46 ALGEBRA
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ALGEBRA 47
DEVELOPING THINKING IN                                             A VISUAL APPROACH TO FUNCTIONS
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48 ALGEBRA TEACHER RESOURCES
ALGEBRA                                                                                                                                                               ALGEBRA TILES
PRACTICE                                                                                                                                                              WORKBOOK
Grades 8 & up                                                                                                                                                       This is a great way to
book instruction                                                                                                                                                    algebra concepts
with problem-solv-                                                                                                                                                  using the Student
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geted to areas                                                                                                                                                      will learn concepts
where students                                                                                                                                                      related to: the Zero
need help! These
MATH BALANCE                                                                                     Principle,
Grades 3 & up                                                                                    Polynomials, and
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vide practice in the                                                                                                                                                Trinomial. Addition,
cepts because they can see the results.                                                          multiplication and
basics of algebra                                                  Display number relationships of equal to (=),
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nate system; solving word problems; scientific
notation; and graphing linear inequalities.                                                                                         ALGEBRA TILES
OWW 28501 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$22.99                                                                         This 70-piece set and
instructional booklet
provide materials to
build geometric mod-
PROOFS OF                                                                                        els of polynomials as
PYTHAGORAS                                                                                       well as to model addi-
Explore five proofs of                                                                              of polynomials, the
the Pythagorean                                                                                     zero principle, multi-
Theorem. Three                                                                                      plication and division
transparent plastic                                                                                 of polynomials, and
models (including                  FOUR-PAN ALGEBRA BALANCE                                         the factoring of trino-
two using triangles)               Grades 6-12                                                      mials. In each of the units in the booklet, a con-
project on the over-               Unlike any other balance, this balance makes it                  cept is introduced on the concrete level and
head and are a                     possible to physically show that -1 < 0.                         carried through the draw-a-picture and see-a-
hands-on way to demonstrate that a2 + b2 = c2.                     Weights placed in the outer pans represent                       mental-image stages. Student exercises are
Includes Teaching Notes.                                           negative integers and those placed in the inner                  included.
OLR 2123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$19.95     pans represent positive integers. Students use                   OLR 7541 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$14.95
the balance to derive the rules for working with
signed numbers, solving linear equations, build-
ing identities, and modeling systems of linear
equations. Ideal for small group work, the stur-
dy 17” plastic balance comes with 4 plastic
ALGEBRA                                                            pans, a set of plastic weights, and 4 plastic can-
PUZZLERS                                                           isters. Instructional booklet is included.
OLR 7545 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$34.95   ALGEBRA TILES, STUDENT SET
Fun and challeng-                                                                                                                   Students build geometric models of polynomials
ing exercises are                                                  FOUR-PAN
ALGEBRA                                                          and explore related concepts with this colorful,
geared to students                                                                                                                  32-piece plastic set.
of all skill levles.                                               BALANCE:
MODELING                                                         OLR 7540 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$4.50
This 112-page                                                                                                                       OLR 7547 Class set for 30 students . .\$99.95
book includes puz-                                                 INTEGERS &
zles that test trivia                                              EQUATIONS
knowledge along                                                                                                                     This 32-piece set is easy to handle and quiet on
with essential                                                     Written specifically
for the Four-Pan                                                 desktops.
algebra concepts                                                                                                                    ODX 2487 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$4.50
such as working iwth real numbers and linear                       Algebra Balance,
equations to simplifying exponents and polyno-                     this 64-page                                                     ODX 2500 Class set for 30 students .\$119.00
mials.                                                             teacher resource
OGA 1687 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$14.99     book models how
to use the balance
to teach integers,                                               WORKING
and equivalent equations. Also shows how to
solve equations in one or two variables and                      TILES
systems of equations. Teacher Notes and                          Grades 6-12
blackline masters included.                                      This 120-page book is
OLR 7546 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$10.95     a complete resource
for using algebra tiles
to help students visu-
alize algebra, build
and solve equations,
and gain comfort and
skill with algebraic
X-Y AXIS STAMP                                                                                                                      expressions. Teacher notes and reproducible
This 144 block grid stamp is 3"x3" in size. The                    ALGEBRA                                                          activities cover integer operations, linear
X and Y axes are highlighted and marked. The                       MODELSTM WORK TRAY                                               expressions, quadratic expressions, perimeter,
intersect is also marked at 0.                                     Grades 6 & up                                                    arrays, binomials and more. Each topic pro-
OCE 927 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$4.99   Work tray keeps tiles in place as students use                   gresses through: objective, prerequisites, get-
their hands to solve algebra equations. Tray                     ting started and closing the activity. (Don Balka
measures 7 1/2” square.                                          and Laurie Boswell)
Email: sales@delta-x.net                                      OLR 20137 Set of 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$8.95         ODX 25252W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$14.95
ALGEBRA TEACHER RESOURCES 49
ALGEBRA
DICE
This set of 10
algebra dice will help
you be creative with
your algebra lessons. Each die show “x” to a
power whether it be 0, 1,or 2. Use the dice to
unique algebra problems, all determined by the
roll of the die.
OLH 12005 Set of 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$5.95

CLASSROOM GRAPH CHART
Durable, write-on/wipe-off chart with X-                         GRAPHING: SLOPE & LINEAR
Y grid lets you demonstrate graphing                             EQUATIONS
concepts, then wipe it clean and roll away for                   Grades 4-9
storage. Positive and negative number lines                      Each set contains 4 sturdy posters measuring
appear on the left side of grid. Spring-loaded                   17”x22”, 4 activity sheets, and a teacher’s
roller retracts chart when you pull down on                      guide. Topics covered and demonstrated in
wooden handle. Mount on hooks, or hang from                      this set are coordinate plane, slope, equations
the top of a chalkboard or wall. Chart mea-                      of lines, and graphing linear equations.
sures 47”Lx54”H.                                                 OMC P204 Set of 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$8.95
OLR 0321 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$79.95

CLINGGRID (TM) GRAPHING
CHARTS
Lightweight, portable grids use static
electricity to cling to any smooth, flat surface,
including chalkboards, dry-erase boards--even
walls and windows. Use these grids with Dry-
Erase markers to demonstrate graphing con-
cepts anywhere, or let students use individually,
in small groups or in centers. Durable, dry-
erase surface for years of classroom use.                   X-Y AXIS OVERHEAD GRID
Clear, transparent grids feature X-Y
CLINGGRID (TM) X-Y AXIS                                     axis in bold and 144 blocks. Measures
Bold lines make axes easy to see.                           8” square.                                                       RECTANGULAR COORDINATES I
2cm grids in 28 columns and rows are                        OLR 39178 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.95        100 blocks per square inch. Size 3"x3".
perfect for activities with math cubes. Each grid                                                                            OCE 920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.99
measures 22” square.                                        100 OVERHEAD GRID
OLR 39192 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$34.95    Use this versatile set of 3 clear, trans-                        RECTANGULAR COORDINATES II
parent grids to model graphs, charts                             16 blocks per square inch. Size 3"x3".
and multiplication tables. Measures 8” square.                   OCE 921 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.99
CLINGGRID (TM) 100 CHART                                    OLR 39177 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.95
Versatile grids feature a 10 x 10 square                                                                                     POLAR COORDINATES
array for charts, graphs or multiplica-                                                                                      Graduated in major segments of 15° with subdi-
tion tables. Each grid in set of 3 measures 22”             POLAR COORDINATE                                                 visions marked every 5°. Size 3" diameter.
square.                                                     OVERHEAD GRID                                                    OCE 922 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.99
OLR 39194 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$34.95    Clear, transparent grids feature 6 con-                          INK PAD
centric circles in 1/4” radius increments.                       4 1/2"x6 1/2" black ink pad. (Not illustrated)
Displays radii of outer circle in 15-degree incre-               OCE 08879 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$7.95
CLINGGRID (TM) POLAR                                        ments with markings every 5 degrees along the
COORDINATE                                                  outer edge. Measures 8” square.                                  COMPLETE GRAPH STAMP SET
Set of 3 features 6 concentric circles in                   OLR 39179 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.95        This set includes the three stamps and one ink
circle in 15-degree increments with markings                                                                                 OCE 919 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$19.90
every 5 degrees along the outer edge.                       OVERHEAD GRID SET
Measures 22” square.                                        This set includes one each of
OLR 39193 Set of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$34.95    Overhead X-Y Axis Grid, Overhead
100 Grid and Overhead Polar Coordinate Grid.
Each measures 8” square.
CLINGGRID (TM) SET                                          OLR 39180 Series of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.95
For all your graphing needs, this set of
3 includes X-Y Axis, 100 Chart and
Polar Coordinate. Each measures 22” square.
OLR 39195 Series of 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$34.95       GRID                                                             GRAPHING RULER
These 12 inch graphing rulers are made out of
BOARDS                                                           flexible vinyl, are 1” wide with a handy “0” cen-
These 9”x12”                                                     tering guide. The graph grid is in 1/10” incre-
boards are high quali-                                           ments.
ty dry-erase boards                                              OFA 6012 Pkg of 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$5.40
DRY-ERASE
(TM )                       with the graphics per-
SAFE-T                            manently etched into
MARKERS                           the surface. Corners
These markers are made               and edges are round-
for dry-erase boards but             ed for safety. Kits include 1 board, 4 assorted
are great for the over-              color pens and 1 eraser. Sets include 10                         MINI MARKER-
head too. Nontoxic, low-             boards without pens or eraser.                                   BOARD
odor ink, and vented                 OLA 7860 Coordinate grid kit . . . . . . . .\$4.99                ERASERS
safety caps prevent                  OLA 7863 Centimeter grid kit . . . . . . . . .\$4.99              Made of hardwood
choking and makes these markers safer for the               OLA 7869 Blank kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$4.99        with felt bottoms.
classroom. Comes in an assorted color pack of               OLA 7861 Coordinate gird set/10 . . . .\$31.99                    Works great on indi-
black, blue, red, green, and purple.                        OLA 7864 Centimeter grid set/10 . . . . .\$31.99                  vidual student boards. Measure 1 1/2” x 2”.
OEM 29105 Set of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$2.95   OLA 7870 Blank set/10 . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$29.99            OLA 7874 Set of 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .\$3.99

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