Algebra Makes Sense
This resource from SMILE contains twenty activities focusing on algebra. The activities address different aspects of algebra and are appropriate for a range of learning styles and abilities. The activities in order of difficulty are:
Mapping jigsaws  laws of arithmetic and inverse operations, express functions in words then symbols
Function codes  express functions in words then symbols, find a function given an input and output
Mapping machines  express functions in words then symbols
Straws and triangles  generate and describe integer and practical sequences, find the nth term for a simple sequence
Think of a number  construct and solve simple linear equations
Matching mappings  substitute into expressions and formulae, express functions in words then symbols
Number problems  understand algebraic conventions, construct and solve linear equations
Complete the mappings  substitute into expressions and formulae, express functions in symbols, represent mappings algebraically
Solve it  multiply out a single bracket, solve linear equations, substitute into formulae
Algebra match  express functions in words then symbols, understand algebraic operations
Algebra game  substitute into expressions and formulae, express functions in symbols
Mapping diagrams  generate sequences, including from term to term and position to term definitions
Random code  construct and solve linear equations, substitute into expressions and formulae.
Algebra problems  construct and solve linear equations, express functions in symbols
Algebra sort  express functions in symbols, understand the difference between equations, identities, formulae and functions
Equivalent expressions  construct and solve linear equations including brackets and negatives, derive and substitute into a formula and change its subject
Whose rule is correct?  construct and solve linear equations including brackets and negatives, generate sequences from term to term or position to term definitions, find the nth term
Algebra trail  use index notation, expand the product of two expressions, substitute into expressions and formulae
Letters for lengths  use index notation, construct and solve linear equations including brackets and negatives, substitute into expressions and formulae
Fibonaccitype sequences  construct and solve linear equations including brackets and negatives, generate sequences, find the nth term, substitute into expressions and formulae
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