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Algebraic Equations Lesson Plan

Learning Objective

Students will be able to understand the concept of algebraic equations and create their own animated gifs depicting simple equations using Brush Ninja.


  • Laptops or tablets with internet access
  • Projector or smart board to display instructions and examples
  • Worksheet with algebraic equation problems
  • Pencils, erasers, colored pencils/crayons


  • Review the concept of numbers and basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Introduce the concept of algebraic equations as a way to represent mathematical ideas using letters and symbols.
  • Show students how to use Brush Ninja to create an animated gif.
  • Explain that they will be creating their own gifs representing simple algebraic equations.
  • Distribute worksheets with algebraic equation problems.
  • Instruct students to solve each problem and then draw an animation in Brush Ninja that represents the equation.


Assessment will be based on student participation in creating animated gifs that accurately represent given algebraic equations.


Advanced students can try creating more complex equations or animating multiple steps in a problem. They can also experiment with different animation techniques or effects in Brush Ninja.

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