|Task Name : Factorising Alegbra Game||Task Level : J (Year 9)|
|Semester : 1||Topic : Introducing Algebra||Curriculum Strand : Patterns and Algebra|
|Web Address : http://maths.crusoecollege.vic.edu.au/paJ|
|Equipment Needed :Factorising Algebra Game board; algebra dice; counters.|
|Curriculum outcome : Factorise algebraic expressions by taking out a common algebraic factor (VCMNA329)|
|Task description : The object of the game is to make a line of six counters, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Players take turn in rolling the two dice, and use the number as a coefficient and the algebra dice as the pronumeral. e.g if you roll a2 and a 4, you have made 4a2.
If what you have rolled is a factor of an expression on the board (but not if it is identical to the expression on the board), you may place a counter down. If not, the turn is missed. Each player takes turns until a player makes a line of six.
|Assessment options : Photographs of game.|
|Teacher notes :|
Resources: Factorising Algebra Game board