This set of Animated Algebra interactive videos in Flash SWF format includes a fully-animated 22-minute lesson, 2 animated story problems with multiple choice questions and 16 pages of printable worksheets. The files can be downloaded onto a PC or a Mac.
Topics in this lesson set include:
Radical Expression and Radicand definitions
Perfect Square Factors
Simplification of Radical Expressions using Multiplication, Division and Distributive Properties
How to Rationalize the Denominator
Putting Radical Expressions into Simplest Radical Form
The Pythagorean Theorem: What it is and how to use it
The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Like and Unlike Radicals
Using Conjugates to Rationalize a Denominator
Solving Radical Equations
Graphing Square Root Functions with Vertical and Horizontal Translations
"The Shark Tank" is a 3.5 minute interactive story problem with 4 Q & A. It's about Tanya, who works at the Ocean World Aquarium and uses the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the banners that will go over the shark and penguin exhibits.
"Nick and the Zip Lines" is a 3 minute interactive story problem with 4 Q and A. It's about Nick and his friend Greg who go on 2 adjacent zip lines. They use the Distance Formula to calculate how far apart they will be after finishing, and use the Midpoint Formula to figure out where the half way point is so they know where to meet.
The Animated Algebra series of interactive educational films was created by animator/educator Karen Lithgow to teach Algebra I concepts in a FUN, LIVELY and INTERACTIVE format. All of the lessons and story problems are presented in unique and colorful settings with entertaining sound effects and visual elements. The math concepts are explained and demonstrated in a CLEAR FASHION and LOGICAL SEQUENCE so that the students can fully understand them.
You can go to the following to download the flash player for free at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
There are PC and Mac versions of the flash player available.
I have learned that on some people’s computers SWF files do not open simply.
The videos are made using SWF files.
If once you download the files and are not able to open them please read below:
When you try to open up the file, a pop up screen may say that your computer can’t open it. This is what you need to do.
Step 1 Download the SWf files from Teachers Pay Teachers
Step 2 Go to your computer’s start up menu and find the DOWNLOADS file folder click on it
Step 3 Scan your DOWNLOADS until you find the SWF files or PDF files with the title you downloaded under it. (I noticed when I used a computer that did not have ADOBE PROFESSIONAL on it, the file saved as a PDF file instead of as a SWF file.)
Step 4 Minimize the screen
Step 5 Open internet web screen (Google Chrome is good)
Step 6 Minimize web screen temporarily
Step 7 Click and drag the DOWNLOADED files to the web screen browser
Step 8 The DOWNLOADED files should open quickly
The lessons align with the new common core standard for algebra.
The easy-to-download Flash digital programs (SWF format) are Smart Board friendly. If you are planning on using the product on a smart board, you can drag the flash swf file right into an open smart board notebook page and it will run there.
The lessons are also great for use in a “flipped” classroom as the students can view the films on a home PC or Mac.
The Animated Algebra programs are fully interactive! The pause and play buttons allow students and teachers to pause the actions whenever they want more time to study or discuss the material. Navigation buttons on the lesson films also allow the viewer to repeat or move to another section.
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