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ALGEBRA PINBALL

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ALL WEB EXERCISES OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW
 
# in
Alg I
course
SECTION
(read full text, pdf files)
ALGEBRA PINBALL EXERCISE PETER/RON
Algebra Pinball times
CONCEPT
QUESTIONS

(check off when
satisfactory score is achieved)
1 The Language of Mathematics,
and separate solutions
Expressions versus Sentences May 24, 2016
5.4 seconds per correct problem
2 Brushing Up On Basic Arithmetic Skills
(solutions are included)
Basic Addition Practice May 24, 2016
4.3 seconds per correct problem
3 Brushing Up On Basic Arithmetic Skills Multiplication May 24, 2016
2.3 seconds per correct problem
(all facts included, with variables)
4 Brushing Up On Basic Arithmetic Skills Divisibility May 30, 2016
10.2 seconds per correct problem
5 Brushing Up On Basic Arithmetic Skills Basic Properties of Zero and One (no timed exercise)
6 Brushing Up On Basic Arithmetic Skills Mixed Basic Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide Practice June 1, 2016
4.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
7 The Real Numbers Deciding if a Number is a Whole Number, an Integer, etc. June 1, 2016
5.2 seconds per correct problem
8 Addition of Signed Numbers Addition of Signed Numbers June 2, 2016
7.1 seconds per correct problem
9 Subtraction of Signed Numbers Subtraction of Signed Numbers June 13, 2016
9.9 seconds per correct problem
10 (see prior two sections) Mixed Addition and Subtraction of Signed Numbers June 15, 2016
11.8 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
11 Average Writing Fractions with a Denominator of 2 in Decimal Form June 15, 2016
7.3 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
12 Average Average of Two Signed Numbers June 17, 2016
11.8 seconds per correct problem
13 Average Average of Signed Numbers June 17, 2016
10.2 seconds per correct problem
14 The Base Ten Number System Identifying Place Values June 20, 2016
5.6 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
15 The Base Ten Number System Multiplying By Powers of Ten June 20, 2016
8.4 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
16 Decimals Changing Decimals to Fractions June 20, 2016
17.6 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
17 Decimals Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of Ten June 20, 2016
26.0 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
18 Decimals Changing Decimals to Percents June 22, 2016
10.9 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
19 Decimals Changing Percents to Decimals June 22, 2016
18.3 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
20 Mathematicians are Fond of Collections,
and separate solutions
Introduction to Sets (no timed exercise)
21 Mathematicians are Fond of Collections,
and separate solutions
Interval and List Notation July 1, 2016
11.3 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
22 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Introduction to Variables (no timed exercise)
23 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Reading Set Notation July 6, 2016
14.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
24 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Going From a Sequence of Operations to an Expression (no timed exercise)
25 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Going From an Expression to a Sequence of Operations (no timed exercise)
26 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Solving Simple Sentences By Inspection July 8, 2016
13.7 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
27 Holding This, Holding That,
and separate solutions
Using Mathematical Conventions July 8, 2016
9.4 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
28   ‘Undoing’ a Sequence of Operations (no timed exercise) ✓ (July 13, 2016)
29   Solving for a Particular Variable (no timed exercise) ✓ (July 13, 2016)
30   Getting Bigger? Getting Smaller?
(Direct and Inverse Variation)
(no timed exercise) ✓ (July 15, 2016)
31   Scientific Notation (no timed exercise) ✓ (July 25, 2016)
32   Significant Figures and Related Concepts (no timed exercise) ✓ (July 27, 2016)
32.5   A Conundrum: When is Equal, Not Equal?
Or When is Not Equal, Equal?
(no timed exercise) Conundrum solved!
July 29, 2016
33 Introduction to Fractions Rewriting Fractions as a Whole Number plus a Fraction July 29, 2016
12.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
34 Introduction to Fractions Locating Fractions on a Number Line July 29, 2016
16.2 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
35 Introduction to Fractions Fractions Involving Zero July 29, 2016
2.6 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
36 Multiplying Fractions Finding Reciprocals August 1, 2016
8.4 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
37 Multiplying Fractions Determining if a Product is Positive or Negative August 1, 2016
5.0 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
38 Multiplying Fractions Multiplying and Dividing Fractions August 3, 2016
14.9 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
39 Multiplying Fractions Practice with the Form $\,a\cdot\frac{b}{c}$ August 3, 2016
5.2 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
40 Multiplying Fractions More Practice with the Form $\,a\cdot\frac{b}{c}$ August 10, 2016
10.6 seconds per correct problem
(school started; went to once/week)
(no concept questions)
41 Multiplying Fractions Renaming Fractional Expressions (no timed exercise) ✓ August 10, 2016
42 Adding Fractions Practice with Multiples August 24, 2016
3.8 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
43 Adding Fractions Finding Least Common Multiples August 24, 2016
5.5 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
44 Adding Fractions Renaming Fractions with a Specified Denominator August 24, 2016
9.3 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
45 Adding Fractions Practice with Factors August 24, 2016
4.7 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
46 Adding Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions August 24, 2016
16.6 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
47 Adding Fractions Adding and Subtracting Simple Fractions With Variables (no timed exercise) ✓ October 5, 2016
48 Adding Fractions Divisibility Equivalences October 5, 2016
8.7 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
48a   Prime Numbers October 5, 2016
5.7 seconds per correct problem
✓ October 5, 2016
48b   the Prime Factorization Theorem (no timed exercise) ✓ November 30, 2016
48c   Relatively Prime Numbers and Related Concepts December 21, 2016
9.8 seconds per correct problem
✓ December 14, 2016
49 I Live Two Blocks West of You,
and separate solutions
Identifying Inequalities as True or False December 21, 2016
6.2 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
50 I Live Two Blocks West of You,
and separate solutions
Bigger, Smaller, Greater, Lesser (no timed exercise) ✓ December 21, 2016
51 I Live Two Blocks West of You,
and separate solutions
Practice with the Phrases ‘at Least’ and ‘at Most’ January 11, 2017
6.8 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
52 I Live Two Blocks West of You,
and separate solutions
Identifying Inequalities with Variables as True or False January 11, 2017
7.4 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
53 I Live Two Blocks West of You,
and separate solutions
Solving Equations of the Form $\,xy = 0\,$ January 11, 2017
15.0 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
54 Numbers have Lots of Different Name!,
and separate solutions
Recognizing Zero and One January 20, 2017
4.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
55 Exact versus Approximate Writing Fractions in Simplest Form January 20, 2017
8.8 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
56 Exact versus Approximate Deciding if a Fraction is a Finite or Infinite Repeating Decimal January 20, 2017
3.9 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
57 Exact versus Approximate Deciding if Numbers are Equal or Approximately Equal January 25, 2017
6.2 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
58 Rounding Rounding Decimals to a Specified Number of Places January 25, 2017
13.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
59 (this info is used in the next few sections) Tables of Unit Conversion Information (no timed exercise) (no concept questions)
60 Unit Conversion Classifying Units as Length, Time, Volume, Weight/Mass January 25, 2017
3.1 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
61 Unit Conversion Practice with Unit Abbreviations date
time
(no concept questions)
62 Unit Conversion Practice with Unit Names date
time
(no concept questions)
63 Unit Conversion Practice with Unit Conversion Information date
time
(no concept questions)
64 Unit Conversion One-Step Conversions date
time
(no concept questions)
65 Unit Conversion Multi-Step Conversions (no timed exercise)  
66 More Unit Conversion Rate Problems (no timed exercise)  
67a   Work Problems: Basic Concepts (no timed exercise) in-section exercises:
concept questions:
67b   Work Problems: Quick-and-Easy Estimates (no timed exercise)  
67c   Work Problems: Guided Practice (no timed exercise) guided practice:
concept questions:
68 Exponent Notation Practice With Exponents date
time
(no concept questions)
69 Exponent Notation Practice With Order of Operations date
time
(no concept questions)
69.5 Exponent Notation Taking PEMDAS Too Literally:
Don't Make This Mistake!
date
time
(no concept questions)
70 Exponent Notation Basic Exponent Practice with Fractions date
time
(no concept questions)
71 Exponent Laws Practice With $\,x^mx^n = x^{m+n}$ date
time
(no concept questions)
72 Exponent Laws Practice With $\,(x^m)^n = x^{mn}$ date
time
(no concept questions)
73 Exponent Laws Practice With $\displaystyle\,\frac{x^m}{x^n} = x^{m-n}$ date
time
(no concept questions)
74 Exponent Laws Practice With $\displaystyle\,x^{-p} = \frac{1}{x^p}$ date
time
(no concept questions)
75 Exponent Laws One-Step Exponent Law Practice date
time
(no concept questions)
76 Exponent Laws Multi-Step Exponent Law Practice date
time
(no concept questions)
77 Radicals Practice With Radicals date
time
(no concept questions)
78 Radicals Approximating Radicals date
time
 
78.5   Renaming Square Roots (no timed exercise)  
79 Rational Exponents Writing Radicals in Rational Exponent Form (no timed exercise)  
80 Rational Exponents Writing Rational Exponents as Radicals (no timed exercise)  
81 Rational Exponents Practice with Rational Exponents date
time
(no concept questions)
82 the Distributive Law Practice with $\,x\,$ and $\,-x\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
83 the Distributive Law Practice with Products of Signed Variables date
time
(no concept questions)
84 the Distributive Law Practice with the Distributive Law date
time
(no concept questions)
85   Mental Math: Addition date
time
(no concept questions)
86   Don't Mix Up $\,3x\,$ versus $\,x^3\,$! (no timed exercise)  
87 Revisiting Exponents Equal or Opposites? date
time
(no concept questions)
88 Revisiting Exponents Recognizing the Patterns $\,x^n\,$ and $\,(-x)^n\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
89 Revisiting Exponents Writing Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
90 Revisiting Exponents Writing More Complicated Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
91 Revisiting Exponents Writing Quite Complicated Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
92 FOIL and More Identifying Variable Parts and Coefficients of Terms date
time
(no concept questions)
93 FOIL and More Combining Like Terms date
time
(no concept questions)
94 FOIL and More Simplifying Expressions like $\,-a(3b-2c-d)\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
95 FOIL and More Basic FOIL date
time
(no concept questions)
96 FOIL and More More Complicated FOIL date
time
(no concept questions)
97   Simplifying $\,(a+b)^2\,$ and $\,(a-b)^2\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
98 FOIL and More Simplifying Expressions Like $\,(a-b)(c+d-e)\,$ date
time
 
98.5   Dividing More Than One Term by a Single Term (no timed exercise)  
99 These Sentences Certainly Look Different Practice with the Mathematical Words
‘and’, ‘or’ ‘is equivalent to’
August 17, 2016
5.8 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
100 Introduction to Factoring Recognizing Products and Sums; Identifying Factors and Terms date
time
(no concept questions)
101 Introduction to Factoring Identifying Common Factors date
time
(no concept questions)
102 Introduction to Factoring Factoring Simple Expressions date
time
(no concept questions)
103 Greatest Common Factor Listing all the Factors of a Whole Number date
time
(no concept questions)
104 Greatest Common Factor Finding the Greatest Common Factor of 2 or 3 Numbers date
time
(no concept questions)
105 Greatest Common Factor Finding the Greatest Common Factor of Variable Expressions date
time
(no concept questions)
106 Greatest Common Factor Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor date
time
(no concept questions)
107 Transforming Tool #1
(the Addition Property of Equality)
The Addition Property of Equality (no timed exercise) ✓ (August 17, 2016)
108 Transforming Tool #2
(the Multiplication Property of Equality)
The Multiplication Property of Equality (no timed exercise) ✓ (August 17, 2016)
109 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Solving Simple Linear Equations with Integer Coefficients August 17, 2016
19.6 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
110 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Solving More Complicated Linear Equations with Integer Coefficients date
time
(no concept questions)
111 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions date
time
(no concept questions)
112 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Solving Linear Equations, All Mixed Up date
time
(no concept questions)
113   Simple Word Problems Resulting in Linear Equations (no timed exercise)  
114 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable Solving Simple Linear Inequalities with Integer Coefficients (no timed exercise)  
115 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable Solving Linear Inequalities with Integer Coefficients (no timed exercise)  
116 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable Solving Linear Inequalities Involving Fractions (no timed exercise)  
117 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable Solving Linear Inequalities, All Mixed Up (no timed exercise)  
118 Introduction to Absolute Value Simplifying Basic Absolute Value Expressions date
time
(no concept questions)
119 Introduction to Absolute Value Determining the Sign (Positive or Negative)
of Absolute Value Expressions
date
time
(no concept questions)
120 Solving Absolute Value Equations Solving Simple Absolute Value Sentences (no timed exercise)  
121 Introduction to Absolute Value Solving Sentences Involving ‘Plus or Minus’ (no timed exercise)  
122 Solving Absolute Value Equations Solving Absolute Value Equations (no timed exercise)  
123 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities
Involving ‘Less Than’
Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Involving ‘Less Than’ (no timed exercise)  
124 Finishing Up Absolute Value Inequalities Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Involving ‘Greater Than’ (no timed exercise)  
125   Solving Absolute Value Sentences, All Types (no timed exercise)  
126   Identifying Perfect Squares date
time
(no concept questions)
127   Writing Expressions in the Form $\,A^2\,$ (no timed exercise)  
128   Factoring a Difference of Squares (no timed exercise)  
129   Solving Simple Equations Involving Perfect Squares (no timed exercise)  
130   Solving More Complicated Equations Involving Perfect Squares (no timed exercise)  
131   Translating Simple Mathematical Phrases (no timed exercise)  
132   Word Problems Involving Perfect Squares (no timed exercise)  
133   Basic Concepts Involved in Factoring Trinomials (no timed exercise)  
134   Factoring Trinomials of the Form $\,x^2 + bx + c\,$, where $\,c > 0$ (no timed exercise)  
135   Factoring Trinomials of the Form $\,x^2 + bx + c\,$, where $\,c < 0$ (no timed exercise)  
136   Factoring Trinomials, All Mixed Up date
time
(no concept questions)
137   Identifying Quadratic Equations September 28, 2016
3.5 seconds per correct problem
(no concept questions)
138   Writing Quadratic Equations in Standard Form (no timed exercise) ✓ (September 28, 2016)
139   Solving Simple Quadratic Equations by Factoring (no timed exercise)  
140   Factoring Trinomials of the Form $\,ax^2 + bx + c\,$ date
time
(no concept questions)
141   Solving More Complicated Quadratic Equations by Factoring (no timed exercise)  
142   Multiplying and Dividing Fractions with Variables (no timed exercise)  
143   Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Variables (no timed exercise)  
144   Writing Expressions Involving Percent Increase and Decrease date
time
(no concept questions)
145   Calculating Percent Increase and Decrease (no timed exercise)  
146   Problems Involving Percent Increase and Decrease (no timed exercise)  
147   More Problems Involving Percent Increase and Decrease (no timed exercise)  
148   Locating Points in Quadrants and on Axes (no timed exercise)  
149   Practice with Points (no timed exercise)  
150   the Pythagorean Theorem (no timed exercise)  
151   the Distance Formula (no timed exercise)  
152   the Midpoint Formula (no timed exercise)  
153   Introduction to Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables (no timed exercise)  
154   Introduction to the Slope of a Line (no timed exercise)  
155   Practice with Slope (no timed exercise)  
156   Graphing Lines (no timed exercise)  
157   Finding Equations of Lines (no timed exercise)  
158   Point-Slope Form (no timed exercise)  
159   Horizontal and Vertical Lines (no timed exercise)  
160   Parallel and Perpendicular Lines (no timed exercise)  
160.5   Linear Inequalities in Two Variables (no timed exercise)  
161   Introduction to Functions (no timed exercise)  
162   Introduction to Function Notation (no timed exercise)  
163   More Practice with Function Notation (no timed exercise)  
164   Domain and Range of a Function (no timed exercise)