Algebra tiles have a variety
of other names: algetiles, math tiles, and virtual tiles.
Algebra tiles can help you visualize equivalent algebraic expressions
and/or equations. Many of the real tiles have a positive and
a negative side. The virtual algebra tiles activities will use multi-coloured
positive tiles. The reverse (negative) side of each of these tiles
is red. It helps to understand that negative tiles have one positive
and one negative dimension.

Some algebra kits use black
tiles for positive areas and red for the flip (negative) sides.
Click the "Black/Red Tiles" button for additional information.

Algebra
tiles can help you visualize equivalent algebraic expressions
and/or equations. Some kits use different colors for the
various positive tiles. Let's look at examples
where we have groups of x tiles. This activity
will create the question, show the intermediate step, and provide
the answer to the expression. Learning the pattern(s)
here will help you to solve the expressions independently.
If you have algebra tiles, build the expression generated.
Make the appropriate changes in the tiles as you work through
each of the steps in the solution.

Algebra tiles can help you
visualize equivalent algebraic expressions and/or equations.
Some kits use different colors for the various positive tiles.
Let's look at examples where we have groups of x tiles.
This activity will create the question, show the intermediate
step, and provide the answer to the expression. Learning
the pattern(s) here will help you to solve the expressions
independently. If you have algebra tiles, build
the expression generated. Make the appropriate changes
in the tiles as you work through each of the steps in the solution.