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Algebra: finding rules, forming expressions and solving equations

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for working algebraically, from exploring one-step and two-step function machines, using substitution and formulae, through to forming and solving equations.

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Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords function, rule, reasoning, problem-solving, word problem, explicit teaching

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Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Algebra, Build understanding
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA121 Find unknown quantities in number sentences involving multiplication and division and identify equivalent number sentences involving multiplication and division
ACMNA133 Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence
National numeracy learning progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking - NPA6, NPA7

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