# Primary maths: Algebra

Comprehensive collection of KS2 algebra classroom activities, lesson ideas and games to explore this topic with Year 6 classes

## Break down these tricky concepts and build learners' confidence with help from this collection of amazing algebra activities

It's no surprise that the introduction of letters into a maths lesson can be unnerving for pupils. As you start to introduce learners to a dominant secondary maths topic, ensure you take the time to explain the ideas clearly in an approachable way. From easy-to-use lessons through to fun games and puzzles, check out some of these great ideas from the Tes community.

### Lessons

#### Year 6 - Algebra - Formulae - White Rose Maths

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Carefully crafted teaching presentation with everything you need to teach this small step of White Rose Maths Year 6 Spring Block 3 Algebra Unit. This presentation follows the mastery approach of concrete, pictorial and abstract, whilst implementing all aspects of Rosenshine's principles of instruct...

#### Use simple formulae

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_**Please find within this download:**_ A detailed and engaging PowerPoint, Differentiated (SEN, LA, MA, HA, Mastery and Greater Depth) Worksheet with Answer Sheet for a complete lesson on this Year 6 algebra statement: use simple formulae. _**The PowerPoint has the following features:**_ ...

#### Maths Algebra- Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns Year 6

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Lesson objective: To find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns In this lesson, students will learn how to complete one and two step equations before looking at equations with two unknowns. They will work through the questions on the presentation before completing a range of ...

### Activities and worksheets

#### Writing simple formula

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A two page exercise sheet to practice writing simple formula.

#### Beginning Algebra

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15 addition and subtraction questions in algebraic equation format. Ideal for pupils just starting to learn and understand basic algebra. Also ideal for practicing inverse operations. Answer sheet included.

#### Generate and describe linear number sequences - KS2 algebra.

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A series of 3 worksheets designed to teach linear sequences (algebra) to children in KS2. Each worksheet comes with a help sheet and answer sheet. Each sheet starts with a simple task before moving on to a more complex one. Designed primarily for year 6 but many parts will also be useful f...

#### Algebra Mastery Activities Year 6

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Click the link below for the complete Year 6 resource pack (all 47 objectives; over 200 activities!) **[Year 6 Maths Mastery Pack](https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-mastery-activities-year-6-12161707)** These are a range of activities/tasks to demonstrate mastery and develop deeper think...

### Games

#### Maths Year 6 algebra, KS3 or KS4 revision. Four games to try - throw the dice, match to equation.

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Four games to play to reinforce solving simple equations and substitution, so quite suitable for year 6 and key stages 3 or 4. Throw the dice, and match the equation to the score. Claim that tile, and the next person throws. All solutions are in the range of 1 - 6, so easy arithmetic. But game...

#### Algebra Card Match. Sequences. Algebra. Game.

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A useful introduction to sequences in algebra, this card match activity makes a good lesson to get all students involved. Six sets of input/output pairs must be matched, and then a missing value found. This allows an easy way in to looking at the difference method for finding algebraic expressions a...

#### Algebra Substitution | Bingo Game

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This bingo game covers algebra substitution. Included are bingo cards for students to fill in from a list of given possible solutions and 72 question cards containing an expression and a value for x to substitute into the expression. This game is an easily printed and prepared thanks to easy-cu...

#### Algebra Powerpoint Game by Arithmetickx

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A fun, interactive PPT game designed to help develop children's knowledge and understanding of algebra. This game is suitable for Year 5 and beyond. All Arithmetickx games incorporate 10 questions which increase in difficulty as the games progress. The games include problem solving and reasoning que...