Basic Algebra (Foundation  Unit 2)
Topic:  Basic Algebra 
Estimated teaching time:  Foundation 4.5 hours  5.5 hours 
Specification references (in recommended teaching order)
N4.1  Distinguish the different roles played by letter symbols in algebra, using the correct notation. View assessment guidance > 
N4.2  Distinguish in meaning between the words ‘equation’, ‘formula’, and ‘expression’. View assessment guidance > 
N5.1  Manipulate algebraic expressions by collecting like terms, by multiplying a single term over a bracket, and by taking out common factors. View assessment guidance > 
Teaching resources

Basic algebra  Factorising  Lesson plan

Basic algebra  Multiplying single term over bracket  Lesson plan

Basic algebra  Multiplying single term over bracket  Worksheet

Basic Algebra  Problem Solving  Flow Chart

Basic Algebra  Whole Numbers  Problem Sheet 1

Basic Algebra  Whole Numbers  Problem Sheet 2

Basic algebra  Homework sheets
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