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1 VISUAL ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Laurie J. Burton Western Oregon University

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3 VISUAL ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome and Introduction 1 Chapter 1: INTEGERS AND INTEGER OPERATIONS Activity Set 1.1: Modeling Integers with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 9 Activity Set 1.: Adding Integers with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 15 Activity Set 1.3: Subtracting Integers with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 1 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 33 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 41 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles Homework Questions 49 Chapter 1 Vocabulary and Review Topics 51 Chapter 1 Practice Exam 53 Chapter : LINEAR EXPRESSIONS, EQUATIONS AND GRAPHS Activity Set.1: Introduction to Toothpick Figure Sequences 57.1 Homework Questions 65 Activity Set.: Alternating Toothpick Figure Sequences 69. Homework Questions 77 Activity Set.3: Introduction to Tile Figure Sequences 83.3 Homework Questions 93 Activity Set.4: Tile Figures and Algebraic Equations 97.4 Homework Questions 107 Activity Set.5: Linear Expressions and Equations Homework Questions 19 Activity Set.6: Extended Sequences and Linear Functions Homework Questions 147 Chapter Vocabulary and Review Topics 149 Chapter Practice Exam 151

4 Table of Contents Chapter 3: REAL NUMBERS AND QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS Activity Set 3.1: Graphing with Real Numbers Homework Questions 169 Activity Set 3.: Introduction to Quadratic Functions Homework Questions 185 Activity Set 3.3: Algebra Pieces and Quadratic Functions Homework Questions 01 Activity Set 3.4: Completing the Square, the Quadratic Formula and Quadratic Graphs Homework Questions 1 Activity Set 3.5: Inequalities Homework Questions 33 Chapter 3 Vocabulary and Review Topics 35 Chapter 3 Practice Exam 37 Chapter 4: POLYNOMIALS AND COMPLEX NUMBERS Activity Set 4.1: Introduction to Higher Degree Polynomials Homework Questions 57 Activity Set 4.: Special Polynomials Factors, FOIL and Polynomial Division Homework Questions 67 Activity Set 4.3: Introduction to Complex Numbers Homework Questions 81 Activity Set 4.4: Working with Complex Numbers and Polynomial Roots Homework Questions 91 Chapter 4 Vocabulary and Review Topics 93 Chapter 4 Practice Exam 95 BACK OF BOOK Appendix A: Alternating Sequence Tables 97 Selected Answers to Activity Set Activities 303 Solutions Chapter 1 Practice Exam 31 Solutions Chapter Practice Exam 37 Solutions Chapter 3 Practice Exam 333 Solutions Chapter 4 Practice Exam 341

5 1 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION VISUAL ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WHAT IS VISUAL ALGEBRA? Welcome to the Visual Algebra for College Students book. Visual Algebra is a powerful way to look at algebraic ideas using concrete models and to connect those models to symbolic work. Visual Algebra will take you through modeling integer operations with black and red tiles to modeling linear and quadratic patterns with black and red tiles, looking at the general forms of the patterns using algebra pieces and then connecting all of those ideas to symbolic manipulation, creating data sets, graphing, finding intercepts and points of intersection. Chapter Four extends these ideas to higher order polynomial functions (such as cubic polynomials) and ventures into modeling complex number operations with black, red, yellow and green tiles. THE GOAL OF VISUAL ALGEBRA The main goal of Visual Algebra is to help you gain a depth of understanding of basic algebraic skills. When you completely understand the algebra covered in this book, you should be able to show visually the algebra using a concrete model (algebra pieces), describe verbally the meaning of each step or move with the algebra pieces and connect this all symbolically to standard algebraic algorithms and procedures. In many cases, you will also be able to show the ideas from the visual model and symbolic work graphically. Overall, you will be able to think deeply about the topics and not rely on rote memorization or rules. You will understand these ideas so well that you can easily describe and effectively teach them to someone else. THE STRUCTURE OF VISUAL ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS This book is designed as a hands-on book. Each section is dedicated to a small set of related topics and is presented as an Activity Set and a corresponding Homework Set. Each Activity Set starts with a description of the Purpose of the set, a list of the needed Materials for the set and an Introduction that gives definitions, examples and sometimes technology tips. Each Activity Set then moves to a set of exploration based activity questions (referred to as activities ) presented with space to write in your exploratory work and solutions. These Activity Sets are entirely self-contained with graphing grids and other diagrams embedded into your workspaces. Each Homework Set gives a set of homework questions related to the Activity Set. The end of each chapter of Visual Algebra for College Students has an itemized and referenced list of vocabulary and review topics for that chapter and a chapter practice exam. The back of the book material for Visual Algebra for College Students contains selected answers to Activity Set activities (marked with an asterisk (*) and complete solutions to each end of chapter practice exam. CLASS APPROACH FOR VISUAL ALGEBRA Although many of the ideas in this book can be used for self study, the ideal situation is that you will work in small groups of three or four students in an interactive classroom environment as you explore the Visual Algebra topics.

7 REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR VISUAL ALGEBRA The concrete models used in Visual Algebra are sets of Algebra Pieces available from the Math Learning Center and are linked to the Visual Algebra for College Students Product Page ( These sets include black and red tiles, black and red n-strips, white x and opposite x-strips and black and red x-squares. In Chapter Four we also use green and yellow tiles which are also available from the Math Learning Center. A graphing calculator is also required in Chapter Three. STUDENT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES The following files are available at the Math Learning Center Visual Algebra for College Students Product Page ( where the complete Visual Algebra for College Students book is also available for a free download. Algebra Pieces.doc This file contains images of each tile algebra piece and edge piece used in this book. You can copy the pieces and paste them into a text file (such as Word) or in to any paint program. In Word, double click on any piece to change it size and use the Drawing menu to rotate a piece as needed. Graph and Grid Paper 0.5in.Grid.pdf 0.5in.Graph.pdf (grid paper with darker axes) 0.5in.Grid.pdf Two Column Algebra Piece-Symbolic Work Paper (for use starting with Activity Set.4) 3

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9 CHAPTER ONE INTEGERS AND INTEGER OPERATIONS

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11 5 Activity Set 1.1 MODELING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES PURPOSE To learn how to model positive and negative integers with black and red tiles and how to determine the net value and opposite net value of collections of black and red tiles. MATERIALS Black and red * tiles: Black and red tiles are black on one side and red on the other side. No calculators INTRODUCTION Integers The set of Integers (Z) is the set of positive and negative counting numbers and zero and is denoted by the letter Z. Z = {0, ± 1, ±, ± 3 } Black and Red Tiles One black tile has value + 1, two black tiles have value +, one red tile has value - 1, two red tiles have value -, etc. One black tile = + 1 Two black tiles = + One red tile = - 1 Two red tiles = - Black and red tiles are Opposite Colors and one black tile and one red tile cancel each other out. One black tile and one red tile = = 0 A Collection of black and red tiles is any set of black and red tiles. The Net Value of a collection of black and red tiles is the value of the remaining black or red tiles once all matching pairs of black and red tiles are removed. For example the net value of 1 black tile and 1 red tile is 0, the net value of black tiles and 1 red tile is + 1 and the net value of black tiles and 5 red tiles is - 3. Net value = + 1 Net value = - 3 An Opposite Collection of black and red tiles is a collection in which all of the tiles have been flipped to the opposite color. For example, the opposite collection of black tiles and 1 red tile is red tiles and 1 black tile. The Opposite Net Value of a collection of black and red tiles is the net value of the opposite collection of the black and red tiles. * Red tiles are pictured in gray

12 6 Activity Ser 1.1: Modeling Integers 1. Take a dozen or so black and red tiles and toss them on your table. Repeat as you fill out each row in the table; remove all matching black and red pairs before filling out the last two columns. As you toss, discuss your results. What observations can you make about black and red tiles? List all of your observations. Collection Total # Tiles # Red Tiles # Black Tiles Net Value #R or #B Integer Example R - 1 Toss 1 Toss Toss 3 Toss 4 Toss 5 Toss 6 (*) Observations. Take a dozen or so black and red tiles and toss them on your table. Fill out the first row, and then flip over the tiles to form the opposite collection and fill out the second row. Repeat as you fill out each pair of rows in the table; remove all matching black and red pairs before filling out the last two columns. As you toss and flip, discuss your results. What observations can you make about collections, opposite collections, net value and opposite net value of collections of black and red tiles? List all of your observations. Collection / Net Value Opposite Total # Tiles # Red Tiles # Black Tiles Collection #R or #B Integer Toss 1 Flip Toss 1 Toss Flip Toss Toss 3 Flip Toss 3 Observations

13 Activity Ser 1.1: Modeling Integers 7 3. (Partner work) Take turns filling out the outlined cells in each row of the table with numbers of your choice and have your partner determine how to fill out the rest of the row. Completely fill out the table on both partner s pages. What observations can you make about collections of black and red tiles in this setting? List all of your observations. Collection Total # Tiles # Black # Red Net Value Collection 1 Collection Collection 3 Collection 4 Collection 5 Collection 6 Observations

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15 9 Homework Questions 1.1 MODELING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES Sketching Black and Red Tiles For this homework set; you may wish to denote black tiles by B and red tiles by R rather than sketching and coloring square tiles. Although electronic images are available, at this stage just writing out B and R is much faster and much more efficient. For each of the following collections of black and red tiles: i) Find the unknown number(s) of tiles. Sketch the resulting collection and mark it to show the given net value or explain why the collection cannot exist no matter what the unknown number of tiles is. ii) If more than one such collection exists, give two different examples of collections that work and explain why there is more than one collection that meets the given conditions. 1. Collection I of black and red tiles contains exactly 6 red tiles, an unknown number of black tiles and has net value -.. Collection II of black and red tiles contains exactly 5 black tiles, an unknown number of red tiles and has net value Collection III of black and red tiles contains exactly 6 red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value Collection IV of black and red tiles contains exactly 5 red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value Collection V of black and red tiles contains exactly 5 red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value Collection VI of black and red tiles contains an unknown even number of red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value Collection VII of black and red tiles contains an unknown even number of red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value Collection VIII of black and red tiles contains an unknown odd number of red tiles, an unknown odd number of black tiles and has net value Collection IX of black and red tiles contains an unknown odd number of red tiles, an unknown odd number of black tiles and has net value Collection X of black and red tiles contains an unknown even number of red tiles, an unknown even number of black tiles and has net value + 6.

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19 Activity Set 1.: Adding Integers with Black and Red Tiles 13 Observations c =? d =? 4. Using the black and red tile model and part c in the previous problem as a guide; explain why the rule When adding a negative number to a positive number, you can just subtract works.

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21 15 Homework Questions 1. ADDING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES Sketching Black and Red Tiles For this homework set; you may wish to denote black tiles by B and red tiles by R rather than sketching and coloring square tiles. 1. For the following addition questions, use black and red tiles to model each addend and then the sum of the two addends. Sketch and label your work. Be sure to carry out the whole operation; don't short cut by changing signs. In each case, give the completed addition sentence. a =? b =? c =?. Describe the steps you would explain to an elementary school student about how to imagine using black and red tiles to help compute each of the following. You may assume the student knows how to add positive numbers. Be sure to explain the whole idea, not just how to short cut by changing signs. a =? b =? 3. Using the black and red tile model, show why the addition question =? can be converted to the subtraction question 8 3 =? to obtain the same result. Sketch, label and explain your work.

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23 Activity Set 1.3 SUBTRACTING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES 17 PURPOSE To learn how to subtract integers using black and red tiles. To investigate the rule When subtracting a negative number you can just add. MATERIALS Black and red tiles No calculators INTRODUCTION Subtraction Terms 5-3 = : In this subtraction sentence, 5 is the Minuend, 3 is the Subtrahend and is the Difference. Zero Pairs A Zero Pair is a pair with net value 0 one black and one red tile. Zero Pair SKETCHING TIPS Sketching Tiles For sketching integer subtraction in this activity set, you may wish to denote black tiles by B and red tiles by R rather than sketching and coloring square tiles. Sketching Take Away When sketching taking away black and red tiles, one nice technique is to circle the tiles you are removing and label the circle as Take Away as shown in this example reducing a collection with net value. Net Value R B B B To reduce: Remove matching pairs R B B B Take Away Note net value of final collection B B

24 18 Activity Set 1.3: Subtracting Integers with Black and Red Tiles 1. Model + 6 and model + 4 with your black and red tiles. Explain how you would use your collections to show the difference in the subtraction question: =? Sketch and label your work.. What observations can you make about finding the difference =? with black and red tiles? Discuss and list your observations. Are there different collections of black and red tiles that can be used to model this subtraction question? Explain. 3. Model + 6 and model + 4 with your black and red tiles. Explain how you would use your collections to show the difference in the subtraction question: =? Hint: The collection for + 4 does not have to be only 4 black tiles. In order to take away 6 black tiles from your collection for + 4, you must have at least 6 black tiles in the collection for + 4. Form a collection with 6 black tiles and net value + 4 and use this collection to model the difference for =? Sketch and label your work.

25 Activity Set 1.3: Subtracting Integers with Black and Red Tiles (*) What observations can you make about starting with a collection that will allow you to find the difference =? with black and red tiles? Discuss and list your observations. Are there different collections of black and red tiles that can be used to model this subtraction question? Explain 5. For the following subtraction questions, model the minuend and the subtrahend and then model the difference. Sketch and label your work. Discuss any observations and note them by your sketches. Note: Don t change subtracting an opposite to addition, actually carry out the subtraction. Observations a =? b =?

26 0 Activity Set 1.3: Subtracting Integers with Black and Red Tiles c =? d =? 6. Using the black and red tile model, explain why the rule When subtracting a negative number you can just add works. You may wish to use =? to think about the question, but give a general answer that works for every situation.

27 Homework Questions 1.3 SUBTRACTING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES 1 Sketching Black and Red Tiles For this homework set; you may wish to denote black tiles by B and red tiles by R rather than sketching and coloring square tiles. 1. For the following subtraction questions, use black and red tiles to model the minuend, the subtrahend and then the difference. Sketch and label your work. Be sure to carry out the whole operation; don't short cut by changing signs. In each case, give the completed subtraction sentence. a =? b =? c =? d =?. Describe the steps you would explain to an elementary school student about how to imagine the black and red tiles to help compute each of the following. You may assume the student knows how to subtract positive numbers. Be sure to explain the whole idea, not just how to short cut by changing signs. a =? b =? c =? 3. Using the black and red tile model, show why the subtraction question =? can be converted to the addition question =? to obtain the same result. Sketch, label and explain your work.

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29 3 Activity Set 1.4 ARRAYS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES PURPOSE To learn how to model rectangular arrays with black and red tiles and determine the net value of the arrays. To explore the result of flipping over columns and rows on the net value of a rectangular array. To learn how to use edge pieces to keep track of flipped columns and rows in a rectangular array of black and red tiles. To learn about minimal arrays, minimal collections and the empty array. MATERIALS Black and red tiles with black and red edge pieces No calculators INTRODUCTION Rectangular Arrays A Rectangular Array is a rectangular arrangement of numbers or objects. Rectangular Array Examples This is a rectangular array of numbers. This array has 3 rows and 4 columns; it is a 3 4 Array Row then column This is a rectangular array of black tiles This array has rows and 5 columns; it is a 5 Array Rectangular Array Terms Edge Pieces and Edge Sets are defined in context, see activity Minimal Arrays, Minimal Collections and Minimal Edge Sets are defined in context, see activity 8. The Empty Array and the Non-Empty Array are defined in context, see activity 8.

30 4 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles EQUIVALENT ARRAYS Orientation on the page does not distinguish arrays, a 1 3 array and a 3 1 array with the same edge sets are equivalent arrays and only one should be given as a solution to a question. Equivalent Arrays SKETCHING TIPS Sketching Arrays When sketching an array of black and red tiles, show the rectangular shape of the array and the square shape of the tiles. It may be easiest to sketch blank squares, lightly shade the black tiles and label the interiors of the red tiles R or to skip shading and just label both the black and the red squares with a B or an R, respectively. B B R R R R R R R R B B R R Tiles touching or Tiles not touching Sketching options R R

31 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles 5 1. Use your black and red tiles and form the following 3 5 array of black tiles. a. (*) What is the net value of Array 1? Array 1 b. (*) Using your model of Array 1, pick one column and flip over all of the tiles in that column; what is the ending net value of the array? Return Array 1 to all black tiles and flip over all of the tiles in another column. Does the ending net value depend on which column you flip over? Sketch two such arrays and explain. c. Return Array 1 to all black tiles; pick two columns and flip over all of the tiles in both columns; what is the ending net value of the array? Does the ending net value depend on which two columns you flip? Explain. d. Return Array 1 to all black tiles and flip over all of the tiles in Column 1 (C1) and then flip over all of the tiles in Row 1 (R1). Note the tile that is in both C1 and R1 will be flipped twice. What is the ending net value of the array? Does the ending net value depend on which column and row you flip? Experiment with several combinations (C and R3, C3 and R1, etc.) and explain what happens if you flip one column and then flip one row. Sketch at least one such array.

32 6 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles e. Does the order of flipping matter? If you start with an all black Array 1, flip one row and then flip one column, what happens to the ending net value? Is the ending net value different than if you flip first the column and then the row? f. Return Array 1 to all black tiles and flip over all of the tiles in Column 1 (C1), in Column (C) and then in Row 1 (R1). What is the ending net value of the array? Does the ending net value depend on which two columns and one row you flip? Experiment with several combinations of two columns and one row and explain what happens. Sketch and label at least one such ending array. g. Summarize the ending net values you obtain by flipping various combinations of rows and columns in Array 1. Use black and red tiles to model each changing array as you fill out the table. ARRAY 1: 3 5 array of black tiles # of Columns To flip # of Rows to flip Ending Net Value

33 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles 7 Edge Sets Note that it is difficult to look at an array of black and red tiles and determine which columns and rows have been flipped over. To keep track of the flipping information, we will use edge pieces and edge sets. Edge pieces indicate whether or not a row or column of an array has been flipped or turned over. An edge piece is a thin piece of black or red tile that is used to mark the edge dimensions of a black or red tiles (an edge piece has no height). A red edge piece at the end of a row or column indicates the row or column has been flipped. A black edge piece at the end of a row or column indicates the row or column has not been flipped. Edge pieces are designed to keep track of flipping and the dimensions of a rectangular array; the edge pieces themselves are not counted when determining the net value of an array. Starting with an all black Array 1, these edge pieces indicate that Column 1, Column 3 and Row 3 have each been flipped over. The edge sets have been labeled I and II for reference. II I Edge sets have net values just like tile collections as illustrated in this table: Item #Black #Red Net Value Edge I B 1R + 1 Edge II 3B R + 1 Array 8B 7R + 1. (*) Use black and red tiles, with edge pieces, to explore the connection between edge pieces and arrays. Use black and red tiles to model each array as you fill out the table. Edge I Edge II Array Net Values R B R B R B Edge I Edge II Array In terms of edges: When is a tile in an array black? When is a tile in an array red?

34 8 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles 4. For each row in the table, determine an array, with edge pieces, that has net value 0. Find five different collections of edge sets that work. Model with black and red tiles as needed. Edge I Edge II Array Net Values R B R B R B Edge I Edge II Array (*) What do you notice about arrays of net value 0 and their corresponding edge sets? List your observations. Inefficient Arrays Many of the arrays and edge sets we have been working with contain net value zero pairs and do not seem to be the most efficient collections of black and red tiles or black and red edges. 6. Model the pictured Array A-1 with black and red tiles and edge pieces. II I Array A-1 a. (*) Remove two rows (and their edge pieces) without changing the net value of the array or the net value of either edge. Sketch the new array, Array A-, and the new edges for Array A-.

35 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles 9 b. Now remove two columns (and their edge pieces) from Array A- without changing the net value of Array A- or the net value of either edge. Sketch this third array, Array A-3, include its edge pieces. c. Can you remove any additional pairs of rows or columns without changing the net value of Array A-3 or the net value of either edge? Sketch any additional arrays, include their edge pieces. d. Describe the pairs of rows and pairs of columns that you removed from the original array. Minimal Arrays and Minimal Collections An array of black and red tiles in which all net value zero row pairs and all net value zero column pairs are removed is a Minimal Array. In the same way, a collection of black and red tiles in which all net value zero pairs have been removed is a Minimal Collection. A Minimal Edge Set is a minimal collection of edge pieces. 7. Describe the characteristics of a minimal array: 8. Describe the characteristics of a minimal edge set:

36 30 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles 9. Consider the following non-minimal array with net value 0. Remove two columns or two rows (and their edge pieces) at a time without changing the net value of the array or the net value of either edge. Sketch each new array, include the edge pieces. Note which columns or rows you have removed. The Empty Array The array you end up with in the previous activity is a special type of minimal array, it is the Empty Array. A Non-Empty Array is any array in which there are some black and/or red tiles. 10. Explain the following statement: The only minimal array with net value 0 is the Empty Array.

37 Activity Set 1.4: Arrays with Black and Red Tiles For each row in the table, determine an array, with edge pieces, that has net value - 6. Find four different collections of edge sets that work. Model with black and red tiles as needed. Edge I Edge II Array Net Values R B R B R B Edge I Edge II Array (*) What do you notice about arrays of net value - 6 and their corresponding edge sets? List your observations; include notes on whether your arrays are or are not minimal arrays.

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39 33 Homework Questions 1.4 ARRAYS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES 1. Sketch three different and non-equivalent non-empty arrays (Arrays A C) with net value 0. Include edge pieces and use this information to fill out a table like this: Edge I Edge II Array Net Values R B R B R B Edge I Edge II Array Array A 0 Array B 0 Array C 0. Sketch four different non-equivalent minimal arrays (Arrays A D) with net value + 4. Include edge pieces and use this information to fill out a table like this: Array A Array B Array C Array D Edge I Edge II Array Net Values R B R B R B Edge I Edge II Array For each of the following: i) Sketch a minimal array, with edge pieces, that satisfies the given conditions OR if no minimal array that meets the given conditions exists, explain why this is the case. Label the edge sets and arrays with their net value. ii) If more than one such minimal array exists, give two different examples of minimal arrays that work a. One edge has an odd number of black edge pieces and the net value of the array is +. b. One edge has an odd number of edge pieces and the net value of the array is -. c. Both edges have an odd number of edge pieces and the net value of the array is + 8. d. One edge is all red and one edge is all black; the net value of the array is + 1. e. One edge is all red and one edge is all black; the net value of the array is - 10.

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41 Activity Set 1.5 MULTIPLYING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES 35 PURPOSE To learn how to multiply integers using black and red tile arrays. To investigate the various rules of multiplying integers Two positives is a positive, two negatives is a positive, etc. To explore the role of 0 in multiplication sentences. MATERIALS Black and red tiles with black and red edge pieces No calculators INTRODUCTION Multiplication Terms 3 = 6: In this multiplication sentence, and 3 are both Factors and 6 is the Product. Using Black and Red Edge Pieces to Measure Side Dimensions (Lengths) We saw in Activity Set 1.4 that we can use black and red edge pieces to indicate whether or not a row or column in an array of black and red tiles has been flipped. It also makes sense to think of a black and red edge pieces as measuring the side dimensions of arrays. For the rest of these materials, we will think of a black edge piece as measuring a side dimension of + 1 unit and a red edge piece as measuring a side dimension of - 1 unit. We will tend to call these length 1 and length - 1, although, of course, length is usually positive SKETCHING TIPS Labeling Edges When sketching an array with edges, label the net value of each edge set as shown in this sketch. +1 0

42 36 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles Sketching Multiplication When sketching multiplication, show and briefly explain each step as shown in the following example. Label edges throughout. Find the solution to: =? Lay out all black edges; note black edge values Fill in all black tiles Flip row and corresponding edge pieces for -, note edge net value Flip column and edge pieces for - 3, note edge net value Use the array to determine the final product =

43 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles (*) Use your black and red tiles and form a minimal Array 1 with Edge Set I = - and Edge Set II = + 3. Sketch and label your work a. What is the net value of Array 1? b. If you think of Array 1 as the multiplication of two factors; what are the two factors? What is the product of the two factors? c. What multiplication sentence do the edge sets and the array show? If you have not already done so; label the net values of the edge sets and the array on your sketch.. Use your black and red tiles to model each of the following multiplication questions. Sketch and label your work, including, for each step, labeling the net values of the edge sets and the array. Briefly explain each step. In each case, give the completed multiplication sentence the array and edge sets shows. a =? b =?

44 38 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles c =? d. (*) =? 3. Use your black and red tiles and form a non-empty Array with Edge Set I = + 3 and Edge Set II = 0. Sketch and label your work a. What is the net value of Array? b. If you think of Array and its edges as the multiplication of two factors; what are the two factors? What is the product of the two factors? c. What multiplication sentence do the edge sets and the array show? If you have not already done so; label the net values of the edge sets and the array on your sketch. d. Is this a minimal array? If you reduce Array to a minimal array; what array will that be?

45 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles Use your black and red tiles and form a non-empty Array 3 with Edge Set I = 0 and Edge Set II = 0. Sketch and label your work a. What is the net value of Array 3? b. If you think of Array 3 and its edges as the multiplication of two factors; what are the two factors? What is the product of the two factors? c. What multiplication sentence do the edge sets and the array show? If you have not already done so; label the net values of the edge sets and the array on your sketch. d. Is this a minimal array? If you reduce Array 3 to a minimal array; what array will that be? 5. Complete each of the following sentences and explain why they are true. Use black and red tile array ideas to support your explanations. a. The product of two positive factors is b. The product of two negative factors is

46 40 Activity Set 1.5: Multiplying Integers with Black and Red Tiles c. The product of one positive factor and one negative factor is d. The product of one positive or negative factor and the factor 0 is e. The product of the factor 0 and the factor 0 is

47 Homework Questions 1.5 MULTIPLYING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES For the following multiplication questions, use black and red tiles and edge pieces to model a sequence of minimal arrays showing the multiplication steps. Sketch and label your work; label the net values of each edge set for each array and also the net value of the product on the last array. Briefly explain each step. Identify factors and products. In each case, give the completed multiplication sentence the array and edge sets shows. a =? b =? c =?. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student how the signs of factors relate to the sign of the product when multiplying integers. Be sure to explain the whole idea, not just how to short cut by changing signs. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation. 3. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student why multiplying an integer by a factor of 0 gives a product of 0. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation.

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49 43 Activity Set 1.6 DIVIDING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES PURPOSE To learn how to divide integers using black and red tile arrays. To investigate the various rules of dividing integers Two positives is a positive, two negatives is a positive, etc. To explore the role of 0 in division sentences. MATERIALS Black and red tiles with black and red edge pieces No calculators INTRODUCTION Division Terms 1 3 = 4: In this division sentence, 1 is the Dividend, 3 is the Divisor and 4 is the Quotient SKETCHING TIPS Sketching Division The steps of division are explored in context in this activity. As with multiplication; for your sketches; show and briefly explain each step. Label edge net values on each sketch.

50 44 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles 1. (*) Use your black and red tiles to model the following sequence of steps to explore using arrays of black and red tiles to show integer division. a. Form a left Edge Set I = -. Sketch and label your work b. To the right of Edge Set I, fill in a minimal Array 1 with net value + 10; don t sketch in Edge Set II yet. Sketch Array 1 with Edge Set I; label your sketch. c. On your model, fill in Edge Set II. What does the net value of Edge Set II have to be, and why (in terms of the array) does it have to be this net value? Sketch Array 1 with both edge sets; label your sketch. d. What division sentence does setting up Array 1, Edge Set I and finding the net value of Edge Set II show? e. Examine your sketch in part c. Note that without the steps in parts a and b, the final diagram in part c could be the final diagram for division or the final diagram for multiplication. What multiplication sentence could the final diagram in part c show? f. How are multiplication and division related?

51 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles 45. Use your black and red tiles to model each of the following division questions in a series of steps. Sketch and label your work, including, for each step, labeling the net values of the edge sets and the array. Briefly explain each step. In each case, give the completed division sentence the array and edge sets shows. a =? b =? c =?

52 46 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles d =? 3. Use your black and red tiles to model the given array (dividend) and Edge Set I (divisor) to find the corresponding quotient (dividend divisor = quotient). i. Sketch and label your work, including, for each step, labeling the net values of the edge sets and the array. ii. Briefly explain each step. iii. In each case, give the completed division sentence the array and edge sets shows or explain why the set up does not result in a valid division sentence. iv. In each case, give the completed multiplication sentence the final diagram could show. a. (*) (Non-Empty) Array: Net Value 0 with 6 tiles, Edge Set I: Net Value: + 3 b. (Non-Empty) Array: Net Value 0 with at least 4 tiles, Edge Set I: Net Value: -

53 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles 47 c. Array: Net Value + 6, (Non-Empty) Edge Set I: Net Value: 0 d. Array: Net Value - 4, (Non-Empty) Edge Set I: Net Value: 0 e. (Non-Empty) Array: Net Value 0, Edge Set I: Net Value: 0. Hint: Double check that any solution you arrive at is the only possible solution.

54 48 Activity Set 1.6: Dividing Integers with Black and Red Tiles 4. Complete each of the following sentences and explain why they are true. Use black and red tile array ideas to support your explanations. a. (*) If the dividend and divisor are both positive, then the quotient is b. If the dividend and divisor are both negative, then the quotient is c. If the dividend is positive and the divisor is negative, then the quotient is d. If the dividend is negative and the divisor is positive, then the quotient is e. If the dividend is 0 and the divisor is negative or positive, then the quotient is f. If the dividend is negative or positive and the divisor is 0, then the quotient is g. If the dividend is 0 and the divisor is 0, then the quotient is

55 49 Homework Questions 1.6 DIVIDING INTEGERS WITH BLACK AND RED TILES 1. For the following division questions, use black and red tiles and edge pieces to model a sequence of minimal arrays showing the division steps. Sketch and label your work; label the net values of each edge set for each array and also the net value of the quotient in the last step. Briefly explain each step. Identify dividend, divisor and quotient. In each case, give the completed division sentence the array and edge sets shows as well as the corresponding multiplication sentence the array and edge sets could show. a =? b =? c =? d =?. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student how the signs of dividends and the divisors relate to the sign of the quotient when dividing integers. Be sure to explain the whole idea, not just how to short cut by changing signs. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation. 3. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student why when the dividend is 0 and the divisor is a nonzero integer, the quotient must be 0. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation. 4. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student why when the dividend is a nonzero integer and the divisor is 0, there is no possible quotient. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation. 5. Describe how you would explain to an elementary school student why when the dividend and the divisor are both 0 the quotient is undefined. Use black and red tile arrays with edge pieces in your explanation.

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57 51 CHAPTER 1 VOCABULARY AND REVIEW TOPICS VOCABULARY Activity Set Integers (Z). Black and Red Tiles 3. Collection 4. Net Value 5. Opposite Collection 6. Opposite Net Value Activity Set Addend 9. Sum Activity Set Minuend 1. Subtrahend 13. Difference 14. Zero Pair Activity Set Rectangular Array 17. Edge Pieces 18. Edge Sets 19. Minimal Array 0. Minimal Collection 1. Minimal Edge Set. Empty Array 3. Non-Empty Array Activity Set Factors 6. Product Activity Set Dividend 9. Divisor 30. Quotient SKILLS AND CONCEPTS Activity Set 1.1 A. Working with collections and opposite collections of black and red tiles; determining missing numbers of black tiles and missing number of red tiles. B. Working with net value and opposite net value. Activity Set 1. C. Adding integers with black and red tiles. D. Addition rules: Converting adding an opposite to subtraction. Activity Set 1.3 E. Subtracting integers with black and red tiles. F. Subtraction rules: Converting subtracting an opposite to addition. Activity Set 1.4 G. Forming arrays of black and red tiles given net values of edges or the array. H. Relating the net values of the edge sets to the net value of the array. I. Minimal and non-minimal arrays; reducing non-minimal arrays to minimal arrays, connections between minimal and non-minimal arrays and their edge sets. Activity Set 1.5 J. Using black and red edge pieces to measure length K. Multiplying integers with black and red tiles. L. Integer multiplication sign rules M. Zero as a factor and a product. Activity Set 1.6 N. Dividing integers with black and red tiles. O. Integer division sign rules P. Zero as a dividend, a divisor and a quotient. Q. Connecting multiplication and division using the black and red tile array model.

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59 53 CHAPTER 1 PRACTICE EXAM 1. Fill in the blanks or explain why no such collection exists.. Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles Net Value 1 7 Opposite Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles (Opposite) Net Value. Fill in the blanks or explain why no such collection exists.. Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles Net Value 6 Opposite Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles 3 # Red Tiles (Opposite) Net Value 3. Fill in the blanks or explain why no such collection exists.. Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles Net Value 19 5 Opposite Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles (Opposite) Net Value 4. Fill in the blanks or explain why no such collection exists.. Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles Net Value 7 9 Opposite Collection Total # of tiles # Black Tiles # Red Tiles (Opposite) Net Value + 5. a. If you know the net value of a collection is odd (positive or negative) when the total number of tiles is even; what can you say about the collection? b. If you know the net value is even (positive or negative) when the total number of tiles is odd (positive or negative), what can you say about the collection? For the following addition questions, use black and red tiles to model each addend and the sum of the two addends. Sketch and label your work. Be sure to carry out the whole operation; don't short cut by changing signs =? =? =? 9. How would you explain to an elementary school student that =? is the same idea as without just saying that is the rule?

60 54 Chapter 1 Practice Exam 10. Explain how to imagine using black and red tiles to add two large negative numbers such as and For the following subtraction questions, use black and red tiles to model the minuend, the subtrahend and then the difference. Sketch and label your work. Be sure to carry out the whole operation; don't short cut by changing signs =? =? =? =? 15. Explain why the subtraction question =? can be converted to the addition question + 6 =? but the subtraction question =? can not be converted to the addition question + 6 =? 16. For each part, sketch a non-empty array with the given net value. Sketch and label corresponding edge sets. If more than one such (non-equivalent) array exists, explain. Note whether the array you give is or is not minimal. a. Net Value = - 4 b. Net Value = + 5 c. Net Value = - 16 d. Net Value = If Edge Set I for an array has net value - 3; what net values can the array have? Explain. 18. If Edge Set I for an array has an equal number of black and red tiles, what net values can the array have? Explain. 19. If Edge Set I for a minimal array is all red; can the array have a positive net value? Explain. 0. If Edge Set I for a minimal array is all black and Edge Set II has half black and half red tiles; can the array have a positive net value? Explain. For the following multiplication questions, use black and red tiles and edge pieces to model a sequence of minimal arrays showing the multiplication steps. Sketch and label your work; briefly explain each step. In each case, give the completed multiplication sentence =? =?

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