We now have two additional Algebra Gizmos on our site: Solving Algebraic Equations I & II. These new Gizmos join our other game-based Algebra Gizmos, Equivalent Algebraic Expressions I & II, and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions I & II, and help teach fundamental skills and concepts through a fun, casual, game-style environment.
Our new Gizmos first prepare students for solving equations by teaching them how to isolate a variable and then having them apply this knowledge in conjunction with the properties of equality to solve equations.
Are there times when you wish you could escape from everyone and just be alone? Meet our variable friend, a real loner who doesn’t like coefficients and neighboring terms. Learn how to use inverses to isolate a variable – a foundational skill for solving algebraic equations.
Is solving equations tricky? If you know how to isolate a variable, you’re halfway there. The other half? Don’t do anything to upset the balance of an equation. Join our plucky variable friend as he encounters algebraic equations and a (sometimes grumpy) equal sign. With a little practice, you’ll find that solving equations isn’t tricky at all.
Please note that if you’re taking a look at any of our new Algebra Gizmos with a free trial account, you can only preview the first two levels.