### Bloglines - More Algebra Help

This is a post from a grade 8 blog here in Winnipeg. (The teacher is a friend of mine.) His class is learning some of the same stuff you are. I thought these links might be helpful. ;-)

Love ya!

## More Algebra Help

By Mr. H This week we are finishing up the algebra equation unit. We are studying

Take a

Click here for

Take a

Watch a movie that explains the distributive property. You will need to click on the proper link on this page.

I welcome any suggestions and links to these topics. Please if you find any sites that are helpful add a comment and I will add them to the links on this page.

Work Hard

Harbeck

## 6 Comments:

At 3/15/2006 7:42 AM, Clarence Fisher said…

Hi Ellie, I've been following your blog for awhile. I'm a grade 7 and 8 teacher up in Northern Manitoba in a town called Snow Lake (I've talked to your uncle a few times, he's a pretty good guy :))

These math videos are good! I also guess they put my class out of business because we were making much more ameteur videos then these.

Take a look at ours. Here's a link.

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=joseph%20h%20kerr%20school

At 3/16/2006 4:04 PM, Bronwyn G said…

I think Ellie may benefit from movies which are made by students like her or just a little older than her.

Yes! Isn't Darren a good guy - and Ellie a good girl?

At 3/17/2006 9:03 PM, Elly said…

thank you

At 8/08/2007 2:18 PM, uberifrit@gmail.com (peter) said…

I am a Student teacher but i had a horrible time explaining to a grade 7 child the following

a/b times 2/3 = 2. Now since i am wanting to teach high school algebra, i looked at this equation and i was stumped. Yes i know a = 3 and b = 1 but this doesnt seem mathematically correct.You need at least 2 equations to sovle.What should i do?

At 8/08/2007 2:26 PM, Mr. Kuropatwa said…

Try asking the question differently. Maybe something like this:

Your parents wanted your last birthday party to be really special. The had many many birthday cakes and let everyone eat as much as they wanted from any cake they liked. Which was cool, but something weird happened. Every cake only had one third of it eaten; so there's only 2/3 left of each one.

You want your cousins to take home two full cakes. How many of these "2/3 leftover cakes" will you need to give them?

You want the kids to learn more than an algorithm. You want them to understand. Thinking about the problem this way might help.

Cheers!

At 8/12/2007 9:29 AM, peter said…

thank you so much

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