In this unit, students will be introduced to the basics of algebra. They will begin by understanding the conventions of algebra, including the use of indices and substitution. They will then learn how to expand and factorise firstly single brackets, and then quadratics, including factorising using the difference of two squares.
ABOUT THIS RESOURCE PACK:
This pack is designed to provide teachers with complete lesson plans and classroom resources to teach excellent lessons. It is designed to both teach the mathematical content and draw students into deeper consideration of its implications, including mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.
THE PACK CONTAINS:
9 Lesson Plans: Full ready-to-use lesson plans on the following topics:
- Algebra conventions
- Algebra & index laws
- Expanding a single bracket
- Factorising a single bracket
- Expanding double brackets
- Factorising quadratic expressions
- Factorising harder quadratics
- Difference of two squares
Lesson Resources: A variety of additional resources to accompany the lesson plans, including student worksheets and aids for students needing extra support.
3 Homework Activities: Further activities to give students to complete at home.
Assessment: A series of questions to enable you to assess the progress of students in this unit of work.