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Grade 8 - Patterning and Algebra

Standard 8.PA.2 - Find the visual representation between an equation and algebra tiles.

Included Skills:

Variables, Expressions, and Equations

• describe different ways in which algebra can be used in real-life situations (e.g., the value of $5 bills and toonies placed in a envelope for fund raising can be represented by the equation v = 5f + 2t);

• model linear relationships using tables of values, graphs, and equations (e.g., the sequence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,... can be represented by the equation t = n + 1, where n represents the term number and t represents the term), through investigation using a variety of tools (e.g., algebra tiles, pattern blocks, connecting cubes, base ten materials) (Sample problem: Leah put $350 in a bank certificate that pays 4% simple interest each year. Make a table of values to show how much the bank certificate is worth after five years, using base ten materials to help you. Represent the relationship using an equation.);

• translate statements describing mathematical relationships into algebraic expressions and equations (e.g., for a collection of triangles, the total number of sides is equal to three times the number of triangles or s = 3n);

• evaluate algebraic expressions with up to three terms, by substituting fractions, decimals, and integers for the variables (e.g., evaluate 3x + 4y = 2z, where x = 1/2, y = 0.6, and z = -1);

• make connections between solving equations and determining the term number in a pattern, using the general term (e.g., for the pattern with the general term 2n + 1, solving the equation 2n + 1 = 17 tells you the term number when the term is 17);

• solve and verify linear equations involving a one-variable term and having solutions that are integers, by using inspection, guess and check, and a "balance" model (Sample problem: What is the value of the variable in the equation 30x - 5 = 10?).

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