Back to basics
1 Number crunching
What is it? A crossnumber worksheet - a crossword with numbers - that can be adapted for different ability levels and types of equation
What users say "Superb. Great for demonstrating higher-order skills."
2 Equation creation
What is it? Activities that help students to generate and solve their own equations
What users say "This is an excellent resource that leads students on to solving equations with real understanding. It explains the approach very carefully."
3 Checks and balances
What is it? A worksheet that introduces the topic of balancing equations. Aimed at 11- to 12-year-olds
What users say "Fantastic. It really does simplify the problem well and will lead on to more complicated problems."
4 Scaled up
What is it? A spreadsheet that helps students to solve equations using the analogy of a set of scales
What users say "A great resource to break each question into easy steps. The students understood the concept thoroughly."
5 Unknown quantities
What is it? A presentation on how to solve equations with unknowns on both sides
What users say "I wish I'd had this earlier. I will use it to check understanding of solving equations with my top set."
6 Brilliant brackets
What is it? Questions of increasing difficulty on solving linear equations with brackets. Get students to play the "last man standing" game
What users say "Great resource that can be used for differentiating."
7 How old are you?
What is it? Cards that challenge students to calculate people's ages using simple linear and simultaneous equations
What users say "This is a brilliant group activity to use for revision and it really helps students to work on their problem-solving skills."
8 Fabulous fractions
What is it? An online quiz based on solving linear equations involving fractions and decimals
What users say "Fabulous. This is just the type of activity I was looking for."
9 Pluses and minuses
What is it? Questions on the addition and subtraction of algebraic fractions
What users say "An excellent resource to encourage students to revise independently."
10 Pause and reflect
What is it? A three-part lesson on solving algebraic fractions with embedded plenaries to evaluate learning
What users say "Very good and helpful resources."