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Number and Algebra Mixed

This SMILE resource contains four packs of games, investigations, worksheets and practical activities supporting the teaching and learning of number and algebra, from calculations involving money to using the log button on a calculator.

Number and algebra mixed pack one contains seventeen work cards with a wide variety of activities covering dealing with money, practice of the four basic operations, solving number problems, forming number stories from calculations, products and sums of numbers, and using a calculator to solve problems.

Number and algebra mixed pack two contains thirteen work cards with activities requiring students to find the sum, product and difference between numbers, solve problems involving time, evaluate calculations containing brackets, and solve harder calculation problems.

Number and algebra mixed pack three contains six work cards with activities covering use of brackets, using the bracket key on a calculator, and using a calculator to perform more complicated calculations.

Number and algebra mixed pack four contains eleven work cards with activities including ordering fractions, decimals and directed numbers, estimating solutions to calculations, using a calculator to solve problems using trial and improvement, a number of games involving powers, roots and factorials, and using the log button on a calculator.

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) was initially developed as a series of practical activities for secondary school students by practising teachers in the 1970s. It became a complete individualised scheme based around a network of activity cards and assessments.

Related resources include answers to all of the cards and test books and answers.

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