Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms
Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms
Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms
Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

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Expanding Brackets and Collecting Like Terms

Students learn how to find the sum and difference of two algebraic expressions by expanding brackets.  Learning progresses from working with linear to non-linear terms and writing the area of composite shapes as simplified algebraic expressions.

The start of the lesson recaps factorising and expanding a single bracket.  The plenary challenges students to write the area of a composite shape as a simplified algebraic expression.

Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to simplify the sum of two brackets with linear terms.
  • Most students should be able to find the sum and difference of two or more brackets.
  • Some students should be able to find the sum and difference of two or more brackets with non-linear terms.
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