Mathematics teaching resources: Algebra

Resources and ideas for mathematics, algebra, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

Coordinate Battleships Game (Differentiated)

A self-contained game to be played in pairs.Use to revise reading coordinates on a grid. Best played once coordinates have already been introduced, as a consolidating activity.Differentiated versions of the game within this pack, including use of the first quadrant only, as well as all four quadrants. You will also find instructions on how to play the game within your pack. Suitable for Years 4 and 5 (on one quadrant) and Year 6 and KS3 (on all four quadrants).

By Miss-Becky

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

It's back for 2017 with a fresh new look! All 48 booster packs (over 190 pages of content!) have been updated with the Sample paper and 2016 Reasoning and Arithmetic questions. The new video tutorials on YouTube for these questions are only accessible via this resource: a MUST for all KS2 primary schools, children and parents preparing for SATs! This resource allows a student to choose a weak topic area of theirs (personalised learning) from a menu of 48 topics and instantly opens a printable PDF of past SATs questions specific to that topic. All 48 topic PDFs are housed on Genius Maths' Google drive account which can only be accessed via this single file. All questions contain a Youtube Button next to them, so if a student needs help, they simply HIT THE YOUTUBE button to zoom off to a mini Youtube tutorial specific to that question on our Youtube channel. The Youtube channel has over 180,000 hits and rising from those who used it during the last two year's SATs. Also included are the One-A-Day Mini Maths Vidamins for Y5 + and links to Thinking Outside the Box puzzle videos! This single PDF could easily be placed on a teacher's computer for whiteboard projection. It could be used in whole class lessons in an ICT suite or from the comfort of a student's own living room on their tablet.Schools placing this on their own website will be giving students the ability to access and revise for their SATs from home across multiple platforms - laptops, tablets and phones. Students could even revise on their phone on a car journey!The school promo posters are included to help you advertise the launch of the Organiser on your school corridors/walls.*updated 04/12/16 to include KS2 Launch assembly and parent information letter to send home.**updated 03/03/17 to include Answer Booklet PDF. Now you can quickly check answers to all questions in the PDF, in addition to viewing solution and answer via the YouTube video.***Technical support: You do not need a google account to use this resource, if you are asked to sign in this it is because google has detected that someone has previously logged into a google account on your machine- in this case please first clear out cookies from your web browser. Thanks**TRY BEFORE YOU BUY HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/try-before-you-buy-demo-2017-ks2-sats-ultimate-3-in-1-maths-organiser-11401380just copy and paste the link!

By ambowers2

New 9-1 GCSE Maths Grade 8/9 target - Algebra

New 9-1 GCSE Maths Grade 8/9 target - Algebra

What’s in this pack?This pack contains 48 exam style question cards covering the new curriculum for the top grades of the new gcse in algebra. The design of a card means you can use these in a variety of ways in your classroom; as a starter or a plenary, as extension work, as homework or as a revision tool. An answer key is included.The questions feature some challenging topics including rearranging fractional equations, expanding more than one brackets, manipulating and solving algebraic fractions with both addition and division, algebraic proofs that include some well known theories, as well as some rewriting of equation questions, factorising, completing the square and solving of quadratic equations and inequalities where the coefficient of x^2 is greater than one, as well as where the question is set up through scenarios, finding the nth term of quadratic sequences and working with the Fibonacci sequence, working with quadratic simultaneous equations, composite and inverse functions, and a variety of graph transformation questions. Topics are as follows:-Rearranging Equations-Binomials-Algebraic Fractions-Algebraic Proof -Quadratics Sequences-Quadratic Inequalities -Simultaneous Equations -Functions -Transformations

By LittleStreams

Transformation of graphs

Transformation of graphs

Recommended by TES Panel. An investigation which allows the learners to find the rules for transformations plus some example questions. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT.

By kmbheck

Cash for questions revision activity

Cash for questions revision activity

There are 4 sets of questions (Number, Algebra, Shape, Data) which are mainly A and A* (with some lower grade questions from topics which students struggle with, e.g. percentages, constructions). PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. Students work in pairs or small groups to answer the questions. When they finish a question they get it marked and if it is correct they are given cash to the value of the question. There are bank notes which you can put your school name and pictures of your teachers on. The team with the most money at the end could be given a prize.

By kmbheck

Simultaneous Equations - Grade 4 to 5 Thoughts and Crosses

Simultaneous Equations - Grade 4 to 5 Thoughts and Crosses

Resource;Simultaneous Equations - Thoughts and Crosses. Could also be treated as a simultaneous equation– differentiated worksheet covering different styles of questions that may be asked on the foundation tier exam or overlap grade 4 - 5 simultaneous equations on higher tier. Contains; 1. 16 questions on thoughts and crosses, moving from foundation level to exceeding. 2.Cross Curricular link encourages literacy with the pupils, pupils speaking to each other and explaining to how solve problems (this is a massive focus in our school).3. 16 answers provided.4. Set of instructions to ensure the task runs smoothly.5. Printable version – white version.6. Please download file and ensure you don’t just drag and drop to google drive as this can cause issues with the viewing the file. Printing Tip: This resource has been designed to display on board or print on A4. If you wish to print, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or fit to page option on your print settings) in order for it to print correctly on A4.Tip 2: You could laminate and reuse for other classes. This could be printed in colour and used over and over again. Saving you time and money on the printing costs. File Type;PDFIdea behind task; To develop pupil’s mathematical discussions and thinking/reasoning skills. To encourage pupils to think about what they are writing down in the exam. By speaking to their partner it means their explanation and answers must make sense. Good practice for the exam to ensure they show full working out and to check their answer makes sense. Check the preview!If you do purchase my resource, please do rate and review my resources. I really appreciate reviews and feedback, I aim to develop constantly and love to ensure my resources are up to date and differentiated to all ability levels but please do try to be constructive! @ onitmaths@gmail.comTerms of use; Please use only by the customer buying the resource.

By onitmaths

Coordinate Graphing Interactive Notebook Set

Coordinate Graphing Interactive Notebook Set

Introduce, practice and assess coordinate graphing in the first quadrant with a mini book, three practice activities, and a test prep style formative assessment. Define the coordinate plane using the technical vocabulary required by Common Core and Texas TEKS curriculum using vocabulary. This lesson does more than just teach plotting points using ordered pairs! It also gives students practice in describing the process of graphing. The activities also use a variety of intervals so that your students will practice graphing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.Use your lesson time wisely with this low prep notebook activity. All pieces are designed to fit neatly into your students' interactive notebooks and are jam-packed with info to minimize copying, cutting, folding, and gluing so that you can make the most of your prep and instructional time.

By LeafandSTEMLearning

Hexagonal Numbers (Cross-number Puzzle)

Hexagonal Numbers (Cross-number Puzzle)

This resource consists of a cross-number puzzle whose solution involves the calculation of hexagonal numbers. Geometric diagrams are given for the first few hexagonal numbers. Students will then have to devise methods to calculate larger such numbers.The Teachers Guide outlines three possible investigative approaches to these calculations. One involves generalising using the given geometric patterns. The other two approaches involve investigating numerical patterns which then leads to the construction of a nth term formula. One is through patterns in a difference table and the other involves patterns in the numerical factors of the hexagonal numbers.The answers to the puzzle clues are also given in the Teachers Guide.

By mistercorzi1

Addition Grid 45: Math Puzzles to Develop Algebraic Thinking

Addition Grid 45: Math Puzzles to Develop Algebraic Thinking

Help your students practice addition and subtractions, sharpen their logic skills, and strengthen their problem-solving abilities with these Addition Grid puzzles. There are ten different sets. Each set contains an EXPERT level puzzle, an ACE level puzzle, a NOVICE level puzzle and an answer key.These puzzles are perfect for early finishers, homework, centers, cooperative learning, extra credit, and even times when you need a fun but educational activity at the end of the week. Because they reinforce basic skills and have simple instructions, they are suitable for many grade levels, and students of varying degrees of English fluency. The Novice, Ace, and Expert levels help you differentiate for the variety of abilities in your classroom.In addition to practice with basic number facts, the puzzles also encourage development of skills needed for algebraic thinking, such as thinking backward, solving for an unknown, and eliminating solutions.

By brainycatslearning

Key Stage 2/KS2 Maths Revision Bundle

Key Stage 2/KS2 Maths Revision Bundle

LESS THAN HALF PRICE FOR RUN UP TO SATS!As fellow year 6 teachers we have developed these 6 essential revision aids for the last few days before Key stage 2 SATs tests. Includes fact mats to fill in, PPT with all key facts and knowledge for reasoning tests and PPT consolidating exam technique and annotation skills.

By littledude2011

Junior Maths Competition - Complete Materials

Junior Maths Competition - Complete Materials

Run you own in school or inter-school junior maths competition. This includes a program template, and material to run three rounds (Group Round, Speed Round and Target 24 round). The competition take approximately 2 hours to run and is perfect for years 5, 6 or 7. Works well with teams of 4 working against the clock and competing against each other.An excellent activity that really engages students. An excellent enrichment activity.

By mathsbridge

Year 5 - Algebra

Year 5 - Algebra

Missing number lessons-Group includes:*worksheets*presentations *M&O starters*weekly plan

By brougle

2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Subtraction, fractions and BODMAS

2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Subtraction, fractions and BODMAS

A plan, set of teaching resources, Interactive Whiteboard presentations for both Promethean and Smartboards.This resource uses the questions on 2016 Key Stage 2 SATs papers 1, 2 and 3 to revise your class' understanding of quick arithmetic methods and revise a specific aspect of the reasoning papers finishing with an AfL style plenary using exemplar questions from the 2016 SATs paper.This is the eleventh lesson in a revision programme designed to prepare Year 6 children for the Maths SATs papers 1, 2 and 3. Learning Objectives covered: To solve arithmetic subtraction problems involving large numbers, decimals and fractions . To make use of BODMAS to solve multistep arithmetic problemsTo solve problems involving algebraLearning Outcomes: All will use simple formulaeMost will be able to find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknownsSome will be able to express missing number problems algebraically

By MikeRichards

Second - New GCSE (1-9) Higher Style GCSE Paper 2 (Calc) with fully worked step by step solutions

Second - New GCSE (1-9) Higher Style GCSE Paper 2 (Calc) with fully worked step by step solutions

Second - New Style GCSE (Grades 1-9) style (Calculator) higher exam paper with fully worked step by step solutions. The questions have been split into Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Change, Probability and Statistics and Geometry and Measures. They are all hyperlinked.The resource can be used in exam revision lessons or as regular starters and plenaries to expose students to new style questions. The solutions are highly detailed and written with students in mind (Please take a look at the snapshot of the cover image to give you a better idea).

By mistrym03

Third - New GCSE (1-9) Higher Style GCSE Paper 3 (Calc) with fully worked step by step solutions

Third - New GCSE (1-9) Higher Style GCSE Paper 3 (Calc) with fully worked step by step solutions

Third - New Style GCSE (Grades 1-9) style (Calculator) higher exam paper with fully worked step by step solutions. The questions have been split into Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Change, Probability and Statistics and Geometry and Measures. They are all hyperlinked.The resource can be used in exam revision lessons or as regular starters and plenaries to expose students to new style questions. The solutions are highly detailed and written with students in mind (Please take a look at the snapshot of the cover image to give you a better idea).

By mistrym03

Maths: Picture to Number Crunching

Maths: Picture to Number Crunching

Microsoft Excel requiredSuitable for Early YearsTests the 4 basic operationsLook at the Pictures and substitute the Numbers to solveNew numbers with a single clickNo more photocopying from a text book!Commendation certificate included

By pjmcc2

2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Addition, fractions and BODMAS

2017 KS2 (Year 6) Maths SATs revision - Algebra & Arithmetic - Addition, fractions and BODMAS

A plan, set of teaching resources, Interactive Whiteboard presentations for both Promethean and Smartboards.This resource uses the questions on 2016 Key Stage 2 SATs papers 1, 2 and 3 to revise your class' understanding of quick arithmetic methods and revise a specific aspect of the reasoning papers finishing with an AfL style plenary using exemplar questions from the 2016 SATs paper.. This is the tenth lesson in a revision programme designed to prepare Year 6 children for the Maths SATs papers 1, 2 and 3. Learning Objectives covered: To solve arithmetic addition problems involving large numbers, decimals and fractions . To make use of BODMAS to solve multistep arithmetic problemsTo solve problems involving algebraLearning Outcomes: All will find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknownsMost will be able generate and describe linear number sequencesSome will be able to express missing number problems algebraically

By MikeRichards

'Treasure Island' Coordindates & shape properties

'Treasure Island' Coordindates & shape properties

Give each student a copy of the the Treasure Quest document, containing a set of 8 treasure quest coordinate questions the pupils have to solve. Also give them a copy of the island map, the treasure map document. Display the excel application via an interactive white board. If a student has solve treasure quest 3, say, they come to the board select the appropriate work sheet, enter the coordinate and either the treasure will appear on the map at their coordinate, or they will receive a message telling them to try again.

By Smeths

Codebreaker - Algebraic Substitution

Codebreaker - Algebraic Substitution

Suitable for a lesson activity or homework for a Foundation GCSE or KS3 teaching group. Students find the values, convert to letters and an easy progress check can be made by asking the students what it spells!

By ceejaypee

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Solving Equations Sum Pyramid (unknowns on both sides) SELF MARKING

Solving Equations Sum Pyramid (unknowns on both sides) SELF MARKING

Resource aimed at KS3/KS4 students or high ability KS2 students studying how to solve equations with unknowns on both sidesThe first page of the resource is a student worksheet designed for pupils to stick in correct answers.The second page contains 2 versions of the card set (for ease of photocopying).Pupils should cut out the cards with equations on and firstly stick the top line of equations to the top line of the pyramid on their worksheet (match correct letters to the ones on the top corner of the pyramid).The activity aims to build a correct "number pyramid" where the answer to each question should be the sum of the two above it. Once the first line of equations are solved, pupils can add together the answers to work out what answers they are looking to stick on the next row. The can continue in this manner until they have found which equation should fit on the bottom of the pyramid.

By MrandMrsKMaths

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Solving Equations Sum Pyramid activity (SELF MARKING)

Solving Equations Sum Pyramid activity (SELF MARKING)

Resource aimed at lower ability KS3 students or high ability KS2 students studying how to solve '2-step' equations.The first page of the resource is a student worksheet designed for pupils to stick in correct answers.The second page contains 2 versions of the card set (for ease of photocopying).Pupils should cut out the cards with equations on and firstly stick the top line of equations to the top line of the pyramid on their worksheet (match correct letters to the ones on the top corner of the pyramid).The activity aims to build a correct "number pyramid" where the answer to each question should be the sum of the two above it. Once the first line of equations are solved, pupils can add together the answers to work out what answers they are looking to stick on the next row. The can continue in this manner until they have found which equation should fit on the bottom of the pyramid.

By MrandMrsKMaths

Substitution No 2 (Cross-Number Puzzle)

Substitution No 2 (Cross-Number Puzzle)

Completion of this cross-number puzzle involves evaluation of algebraic expressions involving squaring and the use of brackets. Most of the calculations can be performed without the use of a calculator. Students should be encouraged to only use a calculator as a final checking process.There is also a double-check built in due to the overlapping structure of the cross-number grid so students should be encouraged to calculate all the clues not just a minimal set.The answers and further suggestions are provided in the teacher's guide.

By mistercorzi1

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

Algebra Worksheets: Collecting terms, expand and factorise, substitution.

This pack is filled with worksheet activities covering combining like terms, expand and factorise expressions and substitution. All worksheets are differentiated to three levels, offering supported worksheets, as well as worksheets which challenge the most able students. Answer sheets are also included for all worksheets.Term Trees introduce students to like terms, the essential knowledge needed to successfully combine like terms. Combing Terms Pyramid then puts this knowledge into practice. Geometry in Algebra goes one step further, and applies combining terms knoeledge to geometry scenarios.The final combining like terms worksheet is a fun activity; a crossword. Students collect terms on a worksheet, and then put their answers in the crossword sheet. Each differentiated worksheet has the same questions, but to make things easier for some students, we have included some terms in spaces to give a clue. This is also great for self checking answers.The next two worksheets focus on expanding and factorising, and is a standard worksheet with questions on both expanding brackets and factorising terms with one set of brackets (linear equations). For the challenging questions, this includes simple quadratics with one bracket; ie x(x+2). The second of these worksheets is an unusual activity combining area of shapes as a form of setting up equations to then factorise.The final two worksheets looks at substitution. The first consists of a grid; the rows gives the value of x and y, and the columns give the expression to be substituted. The second is a collection of questions about substitution which includes an applied question to do with the temperature conversion equation and knowledge of commutative expressions.All the worksheets in this pack focus on the essential manipuation skills of algebra needed to work with algebra effectively.You may also like:Algebra Substitution BingoCombining Like Terms Follow Me CardsAlgebra Patterns and Sequences

By LittleStreams