\( \DeclareMathOperator{cosec}{cosec} \)

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- Algebraic Notation Simplification using the normal conventions of algebra.
- Writing Expressions Listen to the voice saying the algebraic expression then write it in its simplest form.
- Algebra Pairs The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.
- Connecting Rules If you are given the values of x and y which of these equations is correct?
- Substitution Video Lots of examples of substituting values into algebraic expressions. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Substitution Substitute the given values into the algebraic ex
pressions. - Collecting Like Terms Video If you have forgotten what collecting like terms means watch this video for a quick refresher.
- Collecting Like Terms Practise your algebraic simplification skills with this self marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 1 and 2 Learn how to remove brackets from simple algebraic expressions. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 3 to 5 Learn how to multiply the terms inside a pair of brackets by the term outside. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 6 to 8 Expand a pair of brackets using the clown's face method. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 9 and 10 The final video showing how algebraic expressions containing brackets can be simplified.
- Brackets Expand algebraic expressions containing brackets and simplify the resulting expression in this self marking exercise.

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