Pupils practise expanding brackets. This sheet doesnt have any terms squared as its meant to allow stuedents to grasp confidently multiplying numbers and letters and to be able to write expressions after expanding.
Power Point presentation, 24 slides, Explaining with examples how to use the distributive law to expand brackets., based on IGCSE Extended level Syllabus. For a preview of the power point copy the following link on your browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8z00qLZV7OlTkdsR0RDM0kyUTg/view?usp=sharing
This task differentiates learning by giving keener students the chance to show their understanding by doing fewer (but more challenging) problems. For grading students work, I usually give "all the points" or "half the points" for a partially correct solution. You could break it into quarters if you need to be more specific :)
You can edit the .docx version to suit your specific class needs. This makes a great exam review, even if you don't wish to use it for evaluation purposes!
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