Performance Stations in Math
Algebra

by
Liliane Gauthier
Teacher / Educational Consultant
Saskatoon Board of Education

1. Algebra

A-2

Materials:

A friend of yours did not understand how to evaluate each of the following on a quiz.

 when 5 n - 12.3 when n = 8.6 (p - 6) when p = -1.5
 1 Write a step by step explanation to help your friend understand the process. 2 Your friend does not know exactly what a variable is. Explain the term variable and give several examples.

2. Algebra

A-4

Materials:
cubes or pattern blocks

 1. Use the cubes or pattern blocks to demonstrate each of the following statements. Draw to record and write a mathematical expression for each one: a) 5 times a number less 2 b) a number that is multiplied by 2 and divided by 4 c) a number that it multiplied by itself d) half a number decreased by 3 e) one quarter of a number plus one half of that number 2. Use the cubes or pattern blocks to demonstrate each of the following mathematical expressions. Draw to record and write a statement for each one: a) b) c) 0.07t c) 2(l+w) c) (b - 4) ÷ 3 3. Make up a matching question for a test that requires students to match written expressions, drawings and mathematical expressions. Remember your work needs to be clear and organised neatly.

4. Algebra

A-4

Materials:
toothpicks