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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.
|Year level(s)||Year 6, Year 7|
|Audience||Teacher, School Leader|
|Keywords||Algebra, expression, pronumeral, variable, explicit teaching|
|Strand and focus||Number, Algebra|
|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
Additive strategies (P9)
Multiplicative strategies (P9)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P5, P6)
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