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We know from research that having visual representations helps students develop conceptual understanding of algebraic topics. Algebra Tiles help students represent and solve algebra problems using tiles to represent variables and constants. The game consists of solving equations for x, substituting in variable expressions, and expanding and factoring equations. Some of the functions that the app has are the ability to remove zero pairs, rearrange tiles to help visualize the expressions, and add and take away tiles. Other functions:
Selecting tiles of opposite but equal value will be removed.

Copying tiles - Selected tile will be duplicated

Negating the value of tiles - Selected tiles will have their values changed from positive to negative or negative to positive.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Fixed a bug that was incorrectly parsing

Ratings and Reviews

Jd75395380 ,

Good idea but doesn't work

The app could be useful. Unfortunately, like another user said, the app doesn't quite work, there's no help menu, and the instructions reference functions that aren't available.

Great game! Got candy? ,

Good start

This is a good start but it is buggy. Sometimes the buttons don't work and the directions talk about buttons that aren't there

teaching veteran ,

does not work

Have been looking for an app that does exactly what this one promises to alleviate the time of passing out manipulatives and losing them. but, that's all this app is, a promise. Does not work correctly. I have tried many different things within the various categories and it keeps telling me my work and answer are incorrect and in know they aren't. Has the potential to be a great app, but right now only a good concept.


Steve Rhine
3.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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