Introduction to algebra for younger primary students

Introduction to algebra for younger primary students

These five activities, which are web based, are themselves based on the Attribute Blocks that are found in most junior and senior classrooms. These are ideal for engaging interactive whiteboard work.

These lessons are designed to guide young children through an introduction to algebra. Children learn to sort, classify, and order attribute blocks by size, number, and other properties.

At this level it’s more important for young children to develop algebraic concepts through activities that involve, “classification, patterns and functions, operations with whole numbers, exploration with function and step-by-step processes.”

Each of the lessons has been designed to include four types of activities:

  1. Interactive, manipulative-based projects
  2. Technology
  3. Paper/pencil practice
  4. Literature connections