There are 7 exercise sheets and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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This unit builds on the earlier algebra units, starting with a well-paced recap of the necessary prior knowledge. Solving linear equations including those with variables on both sides, brackets and more complicated expressions are tackled. Students move on to expanding double brackets and factorising quadratic expressions, with an emphasis on a mastery approach and the application of skills through reasoning problems. Identities; understanding what they are and using them is considered next. Mathematical reasoning is used to show equivalence of expressions and ‘show that’ questions are developed with concepts being strongly supported through mathematical representations. Algebraic problems are posed from geometric contexts and reasoning skills are developed to support the solving of such problems.
What's included in the toolkit?
The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 8300 Maths GCSE. Each unit contains:
PowerPoint slides for each component
Detailed lesson plans
Learning objectives and outcomes
Worksheets and homework activities with answers
End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
Other material and links to online resources
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