Algebra Study Units
Learning objectives provide the focus for these activities, examples and resources, which you can use to create and connect classroom approaches.
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Teaching algebra
Mathematics teachers can use the ideas in this collection when planning to integrate key processes and problem solving into the teaching of algebra. By adopting an integrated approach, teachers enable pupils to experience mathematics as a coherent, worthwhile and engaging subject. This collection is part of the area of pedagogy in secondary mathematics, which also includes collections on number, geometry and statistics.

Secondary mathematics algebra study units
These ten professional development study units can be used to reinforce, confirm and extend knowledge of teaching algebra in the curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4.

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Unit 1: Using a grid method to multiply expressions

Unit 2: Transforming expressions and equations

Unit 3: Constructing expressions and equations

Unit 4: Rearranging equations and formulae

Unit 5: Collecting like terms

Unit 6: Applying skills in the context of 'Pyramid' puzzles

Unit 7: Using algebraic reasoning

Unit 8: Generalising from patterns and sequences

Unit 9: Linking sequences, functions, and graphs

Unit 10: Classroom approaches to algebra

