Hi Ellie,

You've got a test on algebra so I've got a few review lessons for you and them some practice quizzes. I had a chance to look at your tests and this weekend I'll post some review material that will help you improve on some of the things you've already learned; look for it during the day on Sunday. Now on to the lessons ....

- Spy Guys Interactive - Balancing Equations

You can watch the intro or skip it. Although it says it's for grade 6 it's also a grade 7 topic in this province. Click on [Lessons] then on [Lesson 11]. You may also want to watch the lesson on integers; [Lesson 6].)

- Subtraction vrs. Addition

This lesson is about how to solve equations using addition and subtraction.

- Division vrs. Multiplication

This lesson is about how to solve equations using division and multiplication.

- Solving Linear Equations Part 1

This is a VERY good explanation of how to solve one-step equations. Although there's a lot of reading to do there are several examples and each one is explained step-by-step.

- Solving Linear Equations Part 2

This is a continuation of the link above; solving multi-step (more than one) equations.

Now for some **BrainPops**, you might want to get some popcorn first then sit back and watch the movies (take the quizzes when you're done) ... ;0)

And now for some practice quizzes. Each one has 5 questions. If you finish all 5 and click the [refresh] button in your web browser you'll ger 5 new questions. Keep taking each quiz until you get 100%. You

**CAN** do it! Don't give up and you'll get there. ;0)

Do your best on Thursday! Remember, luck has nothing to do with it -- it's always about doing your best. A mistake is wonderful thing if you learn from it. ;-)

Love ya!