Algebra

Term 2 starting in week 5 :: Estimated time: 2 weeks

• 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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Lesson Starters

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

1st Lesson

Connecting Rules

Give 20 rules connecting x and y given their values.

3rd Lesson

Stable Scales

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

4th Lesson

Lost Sheep

Which algebraic expression is the odd one out?

5th Lesson

Think Back

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

6th Lesson

THOAN

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.

White Rose Resources
 End of block assessments provide a quick progress check at the end of each block of learning to make sure students have understood the content covered. This Scheme of Learning was produced by White Rose Maths and is used here with permission granted on 30th June 2021.

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