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- Find a rule one step
- Find a rule - two step
- Forming expressions
- Substitution
- Formulae
- Forming equations
- Solve simple one-step equations
- Solve two step equations
- Find pairs of values
- Enumerate possibilities

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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Algebra In Action Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook which can be solved using algebra.
- Algebra Pairs The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.
- Algebraic Notation Simplification using the normal conventions of algebra.
- Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle Questions on the areas and perimeters of rectangles which will test your problem solving abilities.
- Clouds Can you work out which numbers are hidden behind the clouds in these calculations?
- Equations A series of exercises, in increasing order of difficulty, requiring you to solve linear equations. The exercises are self marking.
- Stable Scales Ten balance puzzles to prepare you for solving equations.
- Substitution Substitute the given values into the algebraic ex
pressions. - Substitution Video Lots of examples of substituting values into algebraic expressions. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Superfluous Find a strategy to figure out the values of the letters used in these calculations.
- Think of a Number Ten students think of a number then perform various operations on that number. You have to find what the original numbers were.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

Give 20 rules connecting x and y given their values.

Find the weight of one cuboid (by division) of each colour then add your answers together.

Solve these balance puzzles by taking the same away from both sides. An introduction to linear equations.

Which algebraic expression is the odd one out?

A problem which can be answered by forming an algebraic equation then solving it.

THOAN stands for 'Think of a number' and there are four randomly generated THOAN puzzles to solve.

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.