Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms

Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms
Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms
Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms
Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms

              Simplifying Expressions by Collecting Like Terms

              Students learn about simplifying expressions by collecting like terms.  As learning progresses they consider a mixture of unkowns and numbers.  More able students also work with unknowns to a different power.At the start of the lesson they recap forming expressions using shapes.  In the main they learn how to simplify expressions by identifying like terms.  At the end they are challenged to complete a magic square using algebraic terms.
              Differentiated Learning Objectives
              • All students should be able to simplify algebraic expressions involving a single unknown.
              • Most students should be able to identify and collect like terms to simplify algebraic expressions.
              • Some students should be able to simplify algebraic expressions with different powers.
              View online lesson
              Lesson Downloads
              Download PowerPoint Download Notebook Download FlipchartDownload Worksheet Download Interactive Excel File
              Scheme of Work Link
              Writing with algebraic notation
              Related Blog
              Teaching Algebraic Notation
              IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

              Mr Mathematics Blog

              Deep Dive Mathematics Inspection

              My experience as a Head of Mathematics going through the deep dive OFSTED inspection.

              Calculating a Reverse Percentage

              How to use ratios and proportional reasoning as a model for finding the original amount after a percentage change.

              Area of Compound Shapes

              To find the area of compound shapes students need to understand what the word compound means.