Formulating algebraic expressions

In this lesson introduce the concept of variables using physical materials and explore the construction of algebraic expressions in authentic contexts.

This is the first lesson in a series of lessons to develop understandings and proficiency in algebraic thinking.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Collaborative learning, Explicit teaching
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise and use variables to represent everyday formulas algebraically and substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown

Formulate algebraic expressions using constants, variables, operations and brackets

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P6)

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