# Multiplying Linear Expression – Part 4

Erica Mason wraps up part four of this four-part series on using manipulatives to teach students how to multiply linear expressions. See how Erica uses the research from Tricia Strickland’s TEC article to help students learn algebra content.
This video is part of Project STAIR, a free online resource for parents and teachers looking for research-based strategies for teaching their students math.

# Multiplying Linear Expression – Part 3

In part 3 of this 4 part video, Erica Mason from the University of Missouri shows teachers how they can use algebra blocks to make the abstract concepts of multiplying terms concrete and easier to understand for all students. In this video, Erica uses Algebra Lab Gear manipulatives, and the work is based off of research by Tricia Strickland.

Moving to the abstract concepts can be challenging for many kids, but can be especially challenging for those students who struggle in math.

Other helpful videos mentioned in this clip:

Multiplying Integers (Positive & Negative): https://youtu.be/iXBt10v0RDQ

Zero Pairs: https://youtu.be/Qi1_UZz2O2g

https://youtu.be/Wd0K_Kf-vS8

# Multiplying Linear Expression – Part 2

In part 2 of this 4-part series on using algebra blocks to multiply linear expressions, Erica Mason from the University of Missouri demonstrates how you can use the algebra block crossbar to help students understand what it means when they are multiplying expressions such as (x +3)(x + 4). In this video, Erica shows how to multiply positive integers only.

# Multiplying Linear Expressions – Part 1

In part 1 of this 4-part vide series, Erica Mason from University of Missouri uses algebra blocks from Algebra Lab Gear, but any algebra blocks can be substituted. This series is based on the work of Tricia Strickland in 2017.
Using manipulatives is a great strategy to help students learn math at any age. Erica Mason from the University of Missouri shows how you can use algebra blocks to introduce students to advanced algebra concepts. This video is part of a 4-video series that demonstrates how to use manipulatives to teach multiplication of linear expressions.

# Graphing Ordered Pairs with Input-Output Tables

Input-output tables include both the x and y coordinates for students to graph, and they can be a confusing concept for many students.

Follow Suzanne Forsyth as she walks through strategies to help struggling learners with this concept. She uses an XY Coordinate pegboard and the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) framework to help ground students’ understanding.

# How to Ask the Right Questions in Math – Part 1

In this first video of a two-part series, Erica Mason from the University of Missouri walks us through the different types of questions and why both are so critical to ensuring that all students are learning.

Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice that any teacher can use in his or her own math class to engage learners and ensure that they are mastering the material.

A key component of explicit instruction is making sure to ask a variety of questions, both low level and high level.

# How to Ask High-Level Questions in Math – Part 2

In part two of this two-part video series, Erica Mason from the University of Missouri tackles some troubleshooting logistics of asking meaningful questions to support all students.

Explicit instruction is an evidence-based practice that any teacher can use in his or her own math class to engage learners and ensure that they are mastering the material.

A key component of explicit instruction is making sure to ask a variety of questions, both low level and high level.