# Using Algebra Tiles to Write an Expression as a Product or Sum

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Using Algebra Tiles to Write an Expression as a Product or Sum

Exploring an Area Model
Arrange the tiles into one rectangle. Area as a Product: Area as a Sum: Dimensions:

Exploring an Area Model
Arrange the tiles into one rectangle. Area as a Product: Area as a Sum: Dimensions:

Exploring an Area Model
Arrange the tiles into one rectangle. Rearrange. Put the x2 in the bottom left corner and the units in the top right. Area as a Product: Area as a Sum: Dimensions:

Exploring an Area Model
Arrange the tiles into one rectangle. Don’t forget parentheses Rearrange. Put the x2 in the bottom left corner and the units in the top right. Area as a Product: These represent the same area. They must be equal. Area as a Sum: Make your own corner piece Therefore: x by x + 2 Dimensions:

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