Algebra tiles can enhance understanding and proficiency in algebra; making abstract concepts more accessible and encouraging a deeper understanding of algebra.

Here students will use algebra tiles to solve two step linear equations. The worksheet begins with an introduction in representing equations using algebra tiles before students go on to solve 11 different linear equations across two sections. In Section B, the equations are already represented using algebra tiles but in section D pupils will draw the algebra tiles before solving the equations.

Section C provides opportunity to articulate as students are asked to spot, explain and correct a mistake in a student's work.

Equations involve the three operations of addition, subtraction and multiplication. Solutions to all equations are integers including some negative values. Learners are encouraged to draw algebra tiles throughout but physical tiles can also be used.