Solving equations with algebra mats

In this lesson, students are introduced to solving one-variable linear expressions using a variety of concrete materials, which are related to authentic contexts to enhance their understanding.

This is the third 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, Worked examples
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, Algebraic equations, Real world

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking
Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Solve one-variable linear equations with natural number solutions; verify the solution by substitution

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P6, P7)

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