The Algebra strand develops ways of using symbols and symbolic representations to think and reason about relationships in both mathematical and real-world contexts.

It provides a means for manipulating mathematical objects, recognising patterns and structures, making connections, understanding properties of operations and the concept of equivalence, abstracting information, working with variables, solving equations and generalising number and operation facts and relationships. Algebra connects symbolic, graphic and numeric representations. It deals with situations of generality, communicating abstract ideas applied in areas such as science, health, finance, sports, engineering, and building and construction. (ACARA, V9)

The content for Algebra across Years Foundation to Year 10 has been organised into topics. Select a year band to view an overview of the topics covered.


Foundation - Year 6 Year 7 - 10