# Algebra basics video

Use this video as a springboard to introduce algebraic thinking, and to apply that thinking to a financial context, drawing on reasoning and mathematical modelling.

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Year level(s) Year 6, Year 7
Audience Student
Format Video
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Worked examples, Concrete Representational Abstract model
Keywords Real world maths

## Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M6N02
Identify and describe the properties of prime, composite and square numbers and use these properties to solve problems and simplify calculations

AC9M7A01
Recognise and use variables to represent everyday formulas algebraically and substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown

AC9M7A02
Formulate algebraic expressions using constants, variables, operations and brackets

AC9M7A03
Solve one-variable linear equations with natural number solutions; verify the solution by substitution

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P5, P6, P7)
Understanding money (P7)