When finished all the assignments and websites, there should be a general knowledge of how algebra works and what its advantages and disadvantages are. On a separate piece of paper come up with some scenarios that would involve the use of algebra in our every day life.
Although we see algebra as a useless and complex tool, it has become a effective and usable means of problem solving.
Try and see how many times in a day you are able to solve something with inserting a variable and what the outcomes are! There is More than Meets the Eye!