Algebra Pinball

... is a collection of about 100 algebra and pre-algebra exercises (below) with an option to time yourself. Chart progress towards mastery by your increasingly faster times! Make it social with a fun family or classroom competition. Master these exercises and ace algebra!

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Algebra Pinball Exercise

Best Score

at Miss Hall's School,
2005–2008

All times are
seconds per correct problem
Expressions versus Sentences
Sunny Lee
January 27, 2006
0.7 seconds
Basic Addition Practice
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
0.6 seconds
Multiplication
Woo Ji Kim
October 3, 2007
1.0 seconds
Divisibility
Hyun Sun Seo
April 7, 2008
1.8 seconds
Mixed Basic Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide Practice
(added May 2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
2.2 seconds
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Deciding if a Number is a Whole Number, an Integer, etc.
Masha Jones
January 4, 2006
1.4 seconds
Addition of Signed Numbers
Woo Ji Kim
October 9, 2007
1.1 seconds
Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Woo Ji Kim
October 3, 2007
1.1 seconds
Mixed Addition and Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Seon Ah Yoon
April 18, 2007
1.8 seconds
Writing Fractions with a Denominator of 2 in Decimal Form
Sunny Lee
June 2, 2006
1.0 seconds
Average of Two Signed Numbers
Soo Yeon Kim
January 16, 2008
1.4 seconds
Average of Three Signed Numbers
Woo Ji Kim
October 9, 2007
1.4 seconds
Identifying Place Values
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.4 seconds
Multiplying by Powers of Ten
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.4 seconds
Changing Decimals to Fractions
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.6 seconds
Multiplying and Dividing Decimals by Powers of Ten
Soo Yeon Kim
February 26, 2008
2.6 seconds
Changing Decimals to Percents
Soo Yeon Kim
October 6, 2007
1.2 seconds
Changing Percents to Decimals
Woo Ji Kim
May 5, 2007
1.2 seconds
Interval and List Notation
Seon Ah Yoon
March 5, 2007
1.2 seconds
Reading Set Notation
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.0 seconds
Solving Simple Sentences By Inspection
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.1 seconds
Using Mathematical Conventions
Jinghui Zhang
May 3, 2008
1.8 seconds
Rewriting Fractions as a Whole Number Plus a Fraction
Hyun Sun Seo
April 9, 2008
2.2 seconds
Locating Fractions on a Number Line
Seon Ah Yoon
October 19, 2007
2.0 seconds
Fractions Involving Zero
Woo Ji Kim
September 27, 2007
0.7 seconds

Ji Yune Kim
September 27, 2007
0.7 seconds
Finding Reciprocals
Woo Ji Kim
September 27, 2007
1.1 seconds
Determining if a Product is Positive or Negative
Seon Ah Yoon
March 5, 2007
1.0 seconds
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Seon Ah Yoon
March 12, 2007
2.2 seconds
Practice with the Form a(b/c)
Hyun Sun Seo
February 29, 2008
0.7 seconds
More Practice with the Form a(b/c)
Elaine Zhang
December 4, 2007
1.5 seconds
Practice with Multiples
Hyun Sun Seo
February 13, 2008
0.7 seconds per
Finding Least Common Multiples
Woo Ji Kim
April 19, 2007
1.2 seconds
Renaming Fractions with a Specified Denominator
Seon Ah Yoon
October 2, 2007
2.2 seconds
Practice with Factors
Ji Yune Kim
November 12, 2007
0.8 seconds
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Sally Melville
October 17, 2006
5.1 seconds
Divisibility Equivalences
Ji Yune Kim
October 18, 2007
2.0 seconds
Prime Numbers
(added 10/30/2014)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ, USA
2.5 seconds
Relatively Prime Numbers and Related Concepts
(added 11/12/2014)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ, USA
3.7 seconds
Identifying Inequalities as True or False
Kyung Eun Lee
October 24, 2007
0.9 seconds
Practice with the Phrases ‘at least’ and ‘at most’
Hyun Sun Seo
April 11, 2007
1.5 seconds
Identifying Inequalities with Variables as True or False
Woo Ji Kim
October 23, 2007
0.9 seconds
Solving Equations of the form $\,xy = 0$
Woo Ji Kim
May 5, 2007
1.8 seconds
Recognizing Zero and One
Woo Ji Kim
October 19, 2007
1.0 seconds
Writing Fractions in Simplest Form
Seon Ah Yoon
March 5, 2007
1.7 seconds
Deciding if a Fraction is a Finite or Infinite Repeating Decimal
Ji Yune Kim
October 22, 2007
0.8 seconds
Deciding if Numbers are Equal or Approximately Equal
Kyung Eun Lee
October 12, 2007
1.0 seconds
Rounding Decimals to a Specified Number of Places
Soo Yoon Kim
December 4, 2007
2.3 seconds
Classifying Units as Length, Time, Volume, Weight/Mass
Woo Ji Kim
October 18, 2007
1.0 seconds
Practice with Unit Abbreviations
Woo Ji Kim
September 26, 2007
1.0 seconds
Practice with Unit Names
Soo Yeon Kim
October 19, 2007
1.4 seconds
Practice with Unit Conversion Information
Hyun Sun Seo
April 3, 2008
1.8 seconds
One-Step Conversions
Sei Young Shin
March 9, 2007
4.5 seconds
Practice with Exponents
Woo Ji Kim
May 5, 2007
1.0 seconds
Practice with Order of Operations
Hyun Sun Seo
April 10, 2008
2.6 seconds
Taking PEMDAS Too Literally: Don't Make This Mistake!
(added 6/27/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
11.7 seconds per correct problem
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Basic Exponent Practice with Fractions
Soo Yeon Kim
February 29, 2008
1.4 seconds
Practice with $x^mx^n = x^{m+n}$
Woo Ji Kim
October 17, 2007
0.9 seconds
Practice with $(x^m)^n = x^{mn}$
Woo Ji Kim
May 5, 2007
1.0 seconds per correct problem
Practice with $\displaystyle\frac{x^m}{x^n} = x^{m-n}$
Woo Ji Kim
October 17, 2007
1.1 seconds
Practice with $\displaystyle x^{-p} = \frac{1}{x^p}$
Soo Yeon Kim
October 18, 2007
0.8 seconds
One-Step Exponent Law Practice
Woo Ji Kim
December 14, 2007
1.1 seconds
Multi-Step Exponent Law Practice
Rurika Oka
January 24, 2006
2.1 seconds
Practice with Radicals
Hyun Sun Seo
March 6, 2008
1.0 seconds
Approximating Radicals
Seon Ah Yoon
January 21, 2008
2.8 seconds
Practice with Rational Exponents
Amelie Dyzmann
October 25, 2006
2.9 seconds
Practice with $\,x\,$ and $\,-x\,$
Hyun Sun Seo
February 29, 2008
1.0 seconds
Practice with Products of Signed Variables
Ji Yune Kim
December 18, 2007
1.1 seconds
Practice with the Distributive Law
Amelie Dyzmann
October 24, 2006
1.9 seconds
Mental Math: Addition
(added 2/11/2015)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
5.4 seconds
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Equal or Opposites?
Ji Yune Kim
December 10, 2007
0.9 seconds
Recognizing the Patterns $\,x^n\,$ and $\,(-x)^n\,$
Soo Yeon Kim
February 27, 2008
2.4 seconds
Writing Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n$
Soo Yeon Kim
February 27, 2008
1.5 seconds
Writing More Complicated Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n$
Soo Yeon Kim
February 25, 2008
2.0 seconds
Writing Quite Complicated Expressions in the Form $\,kx^n$
Sally Melville
November 6, 2006
5.4 seconds
Identifying Variable Parts and Coefficients of Terms
Seon Ah Yoon
October 6, 2007
6.0 seconds
Combining Like Terms
Kyung Eun Lee
January 10, 2008
4.7 seconds
Simplifying Expressions Like $\,-a(3b-2c-d)$
Woo Ji Kim
April 11, 2008
3.3 seconds
Basic FOIL
Soo Yeon Kim
February 22, 2008
2.6 seconds
More Complicated FOIL
Woo Ji Kim
April 8, 2008
5.3 seconds
Simplifying $\,(a+b)^2\,$ and $\,(a - b)^2$
Woo Ji Kim
April 10, 2008
4.9 seconds
Simplifying Expressions Like $\,(a-b)(c + d - e)$
Woo Ji Kim
April 11, 2008
4.4 seconds
Practice with the Mathematical Words and, or,
and is equivalent to
Kyung Eun Lee
November 29, 2007
1.2 seconds
Recognizing Products and Sums; Identifying Factors and Terms
Sally Melville
December 11, 2006
3.6 seconds
Identifying Common Factors
Hyun Sun Seo
April 7, 2008
2.0 seconds
Factoring Simple Expressions
Kyung Eun Lee
February 5, 2008
4.8 seconds
Listing All the Factors of a Whole Number
Seon Ah Yoon
March 9, 2007
3.7 seconds
Finding the Greatest Common Factor of 2 or 3 Numbers
Soo Yeon Kim
November 8, 2007
1.5 seconds
Finding the Greatest Common Factor of Variable Expressions
Hyun Sun Seo
April 11, 2008
3.4 seconds
Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor
Sei Young Shin
March 9, 2007
6.6 seconds
Solving Simple Linear Equations with Integer Coefficients
Hyun Sun Seo
April 10, 2008
2.1 seconds
Solving More Complicated Linear Equations with Integer Coefficients
Sally Melville
October 20, 2006
6.6 seconds
Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions
(added 7/17/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
14.3 seconds per correct problem
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Solving Linear Equations, All Mixed Up
(added 7/17/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
15.2 seconds per correct problem
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Simplifying Basic Absolute Value Expressions
Woo Ji Kim
December 4, 2007
1.2 seconds
Determining the Sign (Plus or Minus) of Absolute Value Expressions
Suk Young Hong
February 14, 2007
0.9 seconds
Identifying Perfect Squares
Ji Yune Kim
January 18, 2008
0.8 seconds
Factoring Trinomials
Sei Young Shin
March 9, 2007
4.4 seconds
Identifying Quadratic Equations
(added 7/21/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
2.9 seconds per correct problem
(This one should be easy to beat!)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form $\,ax^2 + bx + c\,$
(added 7/21/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
15.8 seconds per correct problem
(I used the zeros on the graph to help me factor!)
Writing Expressions Involving Percent Increase and Decrease
(added 7/21/2016)
Dr. Carol JVF Burns
Sahuarita, AZ
5.6 seconds