To actually do mathematics it is necessary to test, debate, revise, and even replace ideas about mathematical operations. This set of materials allows your students to be introduced to the major concepts of Pre-Algebra while at the same time giving them the opportunity to explore, make mistakes and learn from them.

One of the common misconceptions is that students will come to make sense of mathematics and they will solve problems through reasoning. The materials in this packet were designed not only for independent work, but can be used for group discussion, exploration, and a deeper understanding through inquiry.

These cards can also be used before you start a higher level math program using such books as Saxon Pre-Algebra, Key-Curriculum Pre-Algebra, or Pearson Pre-Algebra.

Set comes complete with the following:

- Teacher's Answer Key
- Nomenclature (color coded with Activity cards)
- Activity Cards with the following concepts:
- Algebraic Expressions and Integers
- Properties of Numbers
- Fractions
- Factors
- Exponents
- Solving Equations
- Solving Inequalities
- Solving Multi-step Equations
- Solving Multi-step Inequalities, and
- Patterns and Polynomials

- Control Chart depicting Properties of Numbers

Take a look at our Upper Elementary Math Flow Chart to see how this work fits in with the traditional Montessori math curriculum.

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Teacher's Notes and/or Answer Key

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2 ETC Large Slotted Containers or 2 ETC Acrylic Sorters with 5 Clear Snap Envelopes - Small or 1 Set of Clear Plastic Holders (will utilize 10 holders)