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Building linear equations
This sequence of lessons explores how well students can create and solve linear equations. In particular the tasks identify students who are able to solve equations with one variable and can solve equations in more than one way. Students work on a task independently, then work collaboratively in pairs, and finally with the whole class. Full lesson plans and slides are provided for the teacher. Guidance is given on how to interpret students' responses to diagnose misconceptions and provide follow-up lessons.
|Teaching resource, Assessment advice, Assessment task
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches
|Linear, Equations, Variable
|Strand and focus
|Linear relationships, Algebraic expressions
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Create, expand, factorise, rearrange and simplify linear expressions, applying the associative, commutative, identity, distributive and inverse properties
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P7)
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