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Introduction to algebraic expressions (Years 7 and 8)
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 vocabulary and notation used in 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 level(s)||Year 7, Year 8|
|Audience||Teacher, School Leader|
|Keywords||Algebra, expression, pronumeral, variable, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Algebra|
|AC: Mathematics content descriptions||
ACMNA134 Explore the use of brackets and order of operations to write number sentences
ACMNA175 Introduce the concept of variables as a way of representing numbers using letters
ACMNA176 Create algebraic expressions and evaluate them by substituting a given value for each variable
ACMNA177 Extend and apply the laws and properties of arithmetic to algebraic terms and expressions
|National numeracy learning progression||
Number patterns and algebraic thinking
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