Primary maths: Algebra

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

Tes Resources Team

Algebraic Equation On The Blackboard When Teaching KS2 Year 6 Pupils Algebra

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 presentations through to fun games and puzzles, check out some of these great ideas from the Tes community.

Classroom activities

Why not approach this topic in a practical way? From concrete tasks to perplexing puzzles, there is plenty for learners to investigate.

Algebra Shape Puzzles
ClassroomSecrets

Algebra Shape Puzzles

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This resource has six differentiated levels with calculations of varying difficulty. Ideal as a starter to Algebra using shape substitutes. You can find more algebra resources here: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/search/?fwp_topic=algebra
Algebra
Mathematics Mastery

Algebra

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Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the [Mathematics Mastery programme](http://www.mathematicsmastery.org/#utm_source=tes&utm_campaign=tes_mastery_corner&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=tes_independent_tasks). T...
Algebra
NextWeekSorted

Algebra

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This algebra worksheet helps children to practise substituting, writing algebraic expressions and solve equations in algebra. It is suitable for children in Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7. It would also make a really great homework activity.
Year 6 Maths: Algebra
erinbrasington

Year 6 Maths: Algebra

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This resource has been made using the algebra objectives for Year 6 from the 2014 National Curriculum of England: - Use simple formulae - Generate and describe linear number sequences - Express missing number problems algebraically - Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation of two unkno...
Beginning Algebra
WeRLearning

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.
Algebra worksheets and model answers (YR 6)
phillipsadula

Algebra worksheets and model answers (YR 6)

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Please find included algebra worksheets and model answers suitable for HA year six. This is great for SATS preparation and revision as the questions have been modelled off of SATs questions between 2016-2019. My worksheets follow the UK National curriculum with a maths mastery approach. National c...

Lesson ideas

Offer clarity from the outset and explore how letters can be used to represent numbers with help from these comprehensive introductions.

Year 6:  Algebra Unit of Work (2 weeks)
Andrew Long

Year 6: Algebra Unit of Work (2 weeks)

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This is a 2 week unit of work for teaching all Year 6 Algebra objectives (also suitable for low KS3s). In this unit you will find: Lesson plans (including for your TA), differentiated worksheets/activities (these include specific worksheets/activities for SEN children and worksheets/activities for c...
Maths Algebra- Using Simple Formulae Year 6
ResourcesForYou

Maths Algebra- Using Simple Formulae Year 6

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In this lesson, students will learn how to use simple formulae. They will look at using formulae with shapes as well as word problems. 3 levels of differentiation are provided in the worksheet as well as the answers. Duration: 1 hour This is an engaging lesson which comes with an interactive powe...
An  introduction to Algebra
HelenSQ

An introduction to Algebra

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A slideshow to introduce children in Year 6 to algebra: forming expressions. Explanation, examples and some questions to try out before you set the children on some independent work.
Year 6 - Algebra - Formulae - White Rose Maths
mrkeechsclassroom

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...

Games

Challenge your class to test and consolidate their understanding, while developing a friendly competitive spirit, using these ready-to-use resources.

Algebra Substitution | Bingo Game
LittleStreams

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 Card Match. Sequences. Algebra. Game.
tafkam

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: Cross it Off Game (Differentiated)
PropellerEducation

Algebra: Cross it Off Game (Differentiated)

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Cross it Off is a game that requires players to solve the equations that they land on and place a counter on the answer. This pack contains the game differentiated 3 ways for varying levels of difficulty, as well as a blank editable template that you can customise to make the game your own. Each k...
Algebra Tic-Tac-Toe
Janis Kauss

Algebra Tic-Tac-Toe

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It includes 10 Tic Tac Toe Game Boards. One player is X's and one is O's. Players take turns answering problems. For each right answer they get to put a X or O on their spot. The first player to create a line of 4 is the winner. The line can go across, down or diagonally. Let your students ...
Algebra Powerpoint Game by Arithmetickx
reksum

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...