Algebra Lesson Plans
Days of Christmas - Love = Cost? - This project is designed to be
used as a warm-up activity during the 12 days preceding Christmas.
- A Perpendicular
Pilgrimage - Students examine the concept of perpendicularly both
geometrically and algebraically. Students apply their knowledge by designing
safe passage through a two-dimensional obstacle course using only perpendicular
with Negative Numbers - The topic of this lesson is to learn to add
positive and negative numbers together.
- Algebra Game: Activity-
Visual simple equation solving.
Wizards - Hey! Are you an Algebra Wizard? It is as easy as one, two,
three to be the greatest wizard in all the land. So take out your magic
wand and put on your magical thinking hats to see if you too know the
magic equation to be an Algebra Wizard.
- Algebraic Addition-
To get the student to realize the rules of signs without the turnoff that
he/she may have gotten previously.
- Algebraic Factoring-
To show the geometric basis of algebraic factoring.
FOIL - The student will understand the procedure for multiplying 2
Right Triangles and Algebra - This lesson covers right triangle relationships
of the 30-60-90 triangle.
and Algebra - This lesson covers angle measure for triangles and complementary/supplementary
- Area, Arithmetic and
Algebra- To show how area of rectangles and squares can motivate the
learning of multiplication rules for certain binomials.
Your Math - Students complete a role playing activity to build understanding
of number concepts. Students use Algebraic Closure throughout six operations
to better comprehend and review basic number theory.
over Time - What is velocity and how is it determined? In this lesson
plan, students are actively involved in experiments to measure and calculate
the magnitude of speed, known as velocity using algebraic terms.
This - Does doubled mean to multiply? Does quotient mean subtraction
or division? This activity will provide students practice in changing
verbal expressions to algebraic equations.
& Line Graphs - The students will be asked to convert fraction test
scores to decimals and then again to percentages.
, Patterns, and Equations - TLW recognize when it is necessary to
use algebraic expressions, patterns and one step equations to solve story
On Equations - Use Variables in contextual situations.
- How Old
Did You Say? - How Old Did You Say? What an interesting way for students
to see and develop algebraic formulas based on their own ages as the known
- How Simple
Is Your Rational Expression? - Rational expressions are algebraic
expressions whose numerator and denominator are polynomials. This lesson
simplifies such expressions and identifies values of the variable that
must be excluded.
on a Number Line - The learner will graph inequalities on a number
line by graphing a closed or open point and shade an arrow in the direction
of the value of the unknown value (variable).
is hip to be a Square" - Compare and contrast special quadrilaterals
on the basis of their properties.
Algebra Lessons- The object of this lab is to familiarize you with
some of the common techniques used in linear algebra.
relationships that model real world situations - Students will review
prior knowledge to recognize,graph and solve linear equations.
Problem- Imagine you are at a school that still has student lockers.
There are 1000 lockers, all shut and unlocked, and 1000 students.
Expressions and Complex Fractions - Algebraic expressions such as
(a + b/c), and (5 + (x-y)/(x+3)) are called mixed expressions. Changing
mixed expressions to rational expressions is similar to changing mixed
numbers to improper fractions.
- Multiplying and Factoring
Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles- To eliminate the frustration and
anxiety involved with Multiplying and Factoring polynomials through the
usage of Algebra Tiles.
Polynomials - Students will learn how to use polynomial multiplication
in real-life problems.
Patterns, and Algebraic Thinking - Fifth grade students use spreadsheets
to help in their understanding of concepts of numbers, patterns, and algebraic
- Old Poly
Factoring - Old Poly factoring is a great reinforcement or enhancement
to any algebraic factoring unit. Students are given a set of Old Poly
cards and have to match polynomials to their factored forms.
and Solving Equations - I want my students to know how to solve equations,graph
inequalities, find the solutions.
Equations and Inequalities Using Different Methods - Create scatter
plot and draw an informal inference about any correlation between the
Systems of Equations Algebraically - Student will solve a system of
- Sorting Pennies, A Wagering
Activity for Algebra 1- To introduce other methods of solving simultaneous
equation besides graphing.
Jam Activity- Here's the problem, which is also sometimes called Traffic
the Distributive Property - Using the distributive property to evaluate
expressions and simplify algebraic expressions.
and Expressions Vocabulary - At the end of this lesson the students
will be able to identify the key vocabulary words as well as write algebraic
- Who Won
the Cross-country Meet? - Using algebraic expressions, the students
write a verbal expression into an algebraic expression and then solve
the expression. Some of the examples will deal with Who Won the Cross-country
Algebraic Expressions - Write verbal expressions for mathematical