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Factorisation (Years 9 and 10)

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of factorising and simplifying algebraic expressions. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

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Year level(s) Year 9, Year 10
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords algebra, expression, factorise, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA213 Apply the distributive law to the expansion of algebraic expressions, including binomials, and collect like terms where appropriate
ACMNA232 Apply the four operations to simple algebraic fractions with numerical denominators
ACMNA231 Simplify algebraic products and quotients using index laws
ACMNA233 Expand binomial products and factorise monic quadratic expressions using a variety of strategies
ACMNA234 Substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown
ACMNA266 Investigate the concept of a polynomial and apply the factor and remainder theorems to solve problems

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