Use variables: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of Use variables. Students generate and investigate patterns using concrete materials, geometric shapes, calculators and spreadsheets. Some examples are growing patterns using dots, cubes or sticks; systematically exploring dividing by 9 or multiplying by 11 on a calculator or spreadsheet; and observing the differences between repeatedly adding or multiplying by the same number.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 7
Audience Teacher
Purpose Planning support, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Student task, Home practice tasks
Format Web page
Keywords lesson plans, assessment task, teaching strategies, pedagogies, Australian Curriculum, learning from home, misconceptions

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Recognise and use variables to represent everyday formulas algebraically and substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown

Numeracy progression Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P6)

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