Algebraic notation and simplifying by collecting like terms and multiplying/dividing expressions.
Substituting values, including negative numbers, into algebraic expressions, with consideration of BIDMAS.
Forming algebraic expressions from potentially worded information, particularly appreciating it as the first step in solving equations (the latter which isn’t covered till the ‘Equations’ topic).
KS3 Maths Curriculum Area
Understand and use the concepts and vocabulary of expressions, equations, inequalities, terms and factors
Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions to maintain equivalence by: collecting like terms, multiplying a single term over a bracket, taking out common factors, and
expanding products of two or more binomials
Dr Frost is a maths teacher working at Tiffin School in London. You can find all of his resources at his website drfrostmaths.com, a huge bank of PowerPoints, worksheets and activities spanning Year 7 to Further Maths.
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