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Introduction to algebraic expressions

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.

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Year level(s) Year 6, Year 7
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords Algebra, expression, pronumeral, variable, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number, Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Find unknown values in numerical equations involving brackets and combinations of arithmetic operations, using the properties of numbers and operations

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 Additive strategies (P9)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P5, P6)

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