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Fractions and the index laws in algebra
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 algebraic fractions and using the index laws with fractions and algebra. 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.
|Year 8, Year 10
|Teacher, School Leader
|index, power, fraction, algebra, explicit teaching
|Strand and focus
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Create, expand, factorise, rearrange and simplify linear expressions, applying the associative, commutative, identity, distributive and inverse properties
Expand, factorise and simplify expressions and solve equations algebraically, applying exponent laws involving products, quotients and powers of variables, and the distributive property
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P7, P9)
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