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I've designed this lesson to build up students knowledge of expanding single brackets.
It begins with a stopwatch starter where students need to to answer three simplifying algebraic expression questions.
This then leads to discussion over methods you could use to answer numerical questions such as 3(5-2).
I'm very much aware that there are 3 different common approaches to teaching expanding brackets. I've included 4 examples for each of the following methods (12 different examples). I know the method I teach sometimes varies on the class I am teaching.
1) Algebra tiles - Explanation slides of how to multiply with algebra tiles, 4 progressively harder expanding bracket examples with algebra tiles and 4 mini whiteboard questions for the students to do themselves with algebra tile solutions.
2) Grid Method - 4 progressively harder examples of expanding brackets using the grid method, 5 mini white board questions
3)Claw/Arrow method - 4 progressively harder examples of expanding brackets using claw method and the same 5 mini white board questions as the grid method.
This then leads to three tick or trash questions, where the students need to select which person has answered the question correctly and discuss what the misconception of the other person was.
There is then a matching quiz interactive activity where students can come to the board, selected two cards and see if they are a pair. If they are leave them turned over, if not click the cards again to turn them back over.
The resource then in includes a differentiated focused activity which progressively gets harder. This gives students a chance to master and enhance their skills. It includes 5 separate sections a skill 1, 2 & 3 and a stretch. These are all displayed on the same slide for ease of use.
Then to finish there is an application on how this could be seen in an exam situation with 4 exam style questions including answers.
I hope you find this resource as useful as my students have.