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Binomial expansion

This lesson is designed to build and extend student understanding of binomial expansion through inquiry. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively to pose questions and share their understandings as they practise a procedure, find examples to interpret and change a prompt. They will learn when and how to use different methods to expand binomials. As students become more comfortable, examples become more challenging for students to calculate. The teacher guides and support students as they explore various patterns. Downloadable resources are provided to assist with teaching the topic.

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Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment advice, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Assessment task
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation, Metacognitive strategies, Questioning, Structuring lessons, Worked examples
Keywords factorisation, distributive law, algebraic expression, binomial expansion

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Algebra, Number, Apply understanding, Build understanding
Topics Algebraic expressions, Patterns and algebra, Properties of number, Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Simplify algebraic expressions, expand binomial products and factorise monic quadratic expressions

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P9)

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