What are Algebra Tiles?

Algebra tiles are a tool to make many algebra operations into concrete, hands-on activities. They may be used to add, subtract, multiply, and factor polynomials. What a great way to get the basic understanding of abstract concepts!

Multiply (positive values only).

example 1: 3 x 4 = 12
example 2: (x + 2) (x + 3) = x^2 + 7x + 6
example 3: (x + 4) (y + x + 2)
See how to do this using algebra tiles.

Add polynomials

Watch this teacher add 2x^2 + x + 3 + 2x + 4 using algebra tiles.

Explore with these online algebra tiles.