There are 7 exercise sheets and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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This unit returns to the basics of algebra to ensure fluency in the bedrock of algebraic techniques. Algebraic notation is considered; the representation of an unknown by a letter, the four operations in algebra and index numbers. Algebraic expressions are introduced and used to represent information given in a context. The substitution of numbers into algebraic expressions is dealt with, including into known and given scientific formula. Algebraic expressions are manipulated and simplified by collecting like terms, cancelling terms, multiplying and dividing terms, expanding brackets and factorising. Algebraic terms involving indices and surds are met and manipulated using the laws of indices. The unit ensures students understand key terminology relating to algebra such as expression, equation and formulae, and continues to deal with the formation and solving of simple equations. Rearranging of simple formulae is considered including changing the subject of a formula involving indices.
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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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