Areas and algebraic expressions

Designed and produced by the Spanish CoI

The c-book unit «Areas and algebraic expressions» was designed by four members of the Spanish CoI. This c-book unit is devoted let students build and work with some algebraic notions, using elements like the circle and square to represent equivalences among geometrical, pre-algebraic and algebraic expressions. This c-book unit is structured in two parts:

  1.  The first part focuses on simulating and studying equivalent expressions, through visualizing the equivalence between different expression using the geometric, pre-algebraic and algebraic representation. Both representations, the geometrical and algebraic ones, will be connected by the concept of area of a rectangle.
  2. The second part puts the attention on understanding and analysing a mathematical situation in which a circle and a square are involved. The students need to use their knowledge on geometry and algebra to solve some questions about how to compare and transform the circle and square areas.

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