Algebra tiles support the representation and manipulation of constant, linear and quadratic expressions. Expressions are built up from tiles corresponding to each of x2, −x2, x, −x, 1, and −1, where the shape and colour indicates the class of tile.

The activities below help practice building up expressions using Algebra Tiles, using zero pairs — i.e. a pair of opposite tiles that cancel each other out, and like terms — i.e.  terms in an algebraic expression that can be combined (with tiles this is represented by the tiles having the same size and shape and basic colour).

Introduction to Algebra Tiles
Practice representing and manipulating algebra tile expressions

Choose a problem type using the buttons below, and use the Algebra Tiles to complete.