# Building Blocks: Chapter 8Algebra

8-1     Algebraic Factor Trees

Tasks: Describe the mathematical meaning of each image. Create your own examples.
Learning goals: Connect numeric factoring to algebraic factoring.

8-2     GCFs and LCMs

Tasks: Describe the mathematical meaning of each image. Create your own examples.
Learning goals: Connect numeric GCFs and LCMs to algebraic GCFs and LCMs.

8-3     Properties of Exponents

Tasks: Describe the mathematical meaning of each image. Create your own examples.
Learning goals: Connect numeric patterns in calculations with exponents to algebraic properties of exponents.

8-4     Properties Multiplication and Division

Tasks: Describe the mathematical meaning of each image. Create your own examples.
Learning goals: Use math building blocks to represent and discover general properties of calculations that involve both multiplication and division.

8-5     Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Tasks: Describe the mathematical meaning of each image. Create your own examples.
Learning goals: Use building blocks to represent and justify general properties of calculations involving the multiplication and division of fractions.