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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

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

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All Quadratics Worksheet

All Quadratics Worksheet

A premium resource, containing information and step-by-step, easy to follow instructions on how to identify different Quadratics questions.These include, Completing the Square, Quadratic Formula, and Difference of 2 Squares. These are the main quadratics questions at GCSE, and this worksheet will help understand, and put the new knowledge into practise with questions that get progressively more difficult!Fantastic Resource, well worth the price!Please leave a review with a thank you or any improvements!Enjoy!

By kmachnik11

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

Solving Algebraic Fractions - New Curriculum

A series of lessons (1-2) on solving equations involving Algebraic Fractions.The main task is differentiated 3 ways however there are many further opportunities to problem solve, reasoning tasks and also proof tasks.The has been used with KS4 and proved to be engaging and challenging in the run up to the exam.The lesson has been tailored to satisfy the needs of the new curriculum with a variation of tasks.All tasks have worked solutions.

By IanBrennan

Algebra-Task cards & Jigsaw puzzle

Algebra-Task cards & Jigsaw puzzle

Hi,This product contains 2 different products:1. Algebra- Task cards -28 cards: Each card contains a multiple choice question with 4 options and students have to choose the correct option and record the answer in the Answering Sheet, which is included. Answers to the task cards are also provided for reference.2. Learn algebra through jigsaw puzzle- 20 questions: Cards with number are handed to each student. Students will work out the given question and hunt for the remaining 3 puzzle cards carrying the intermediate steps and final answer. An example is included in the product on how to use them. Answer to each question is included. After completion of one question, students can exchange their questions.These two products are also available individually.Hope you have fun through learning!

By DrKKNaga

Bigger Picture Bundle

Bigger Picture Bundle

Introducing what pupils should know and what pupils are going to learn. Use as a pre assessment and post assessment task at foundation tier level. Individual task but pupils love the challenge.

By onitmaths

Algebra I Zen Math Bundle

Algebra I Zen Math Bundle

With these no-prep activities, students will practice thirteen different algebra skills as they experience the calming power of Zen pattern art. Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills! This activity is great for early finishers, extra credit, enrichment, sub plans, or just something different than a boring old worksheet.These activities are excellent resources for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. These engaging activities are especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break! Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with these fun activities! This bundle is sure to be a hit with you and your students!

By charlotte_james615

GCSE 9 - 1; Exam Warm Up (Mixed GCSE Skills)

GCSE 9 - 1; Exam Warm Up (Mixed GCSE Skills)

Resource;6 lesson starters (Exam Warm Ups) – all based on the same skills. Differentiated – foundation, developing and secure. Contains; 1. 6 sets of questions. 2.Improvement of key skills in the exam, these were areas that my pupils fell down on in the most recent exam. Pupils tend to show progress by lesson five and feel confident with these skills. 3. 6 sets of solutions. 4. Instructions (very simple, one line here) Display on the board. Let pupils complete in their books. Each lesson 15 minutes earning essential marks in the exam. 5. Instructions given for a smooth start. 6 Topics covered- Foundation; Mode, fractional solving equations, FDP, Area of Triangle/Circle.Developing; Range, Median, solving equations with a bracket, adding/subtracting fractions, algebra and perimeter of shape. Secure: Mean, solving with unknowns on both sides, adding/subtracting mixed number fractions, surface area of cube, cuboid and cylinder. 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. File Type;PDFIdea behind task; To develop exam skills around different strands of the curriculum. To address gaps in student’s knowledge in preparation for the exam. Ensure pupils are not losing key marks that come up on every exam. Check the preview!If you do download 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

By onitmaths

Expanding Brackets - Bigger Picture

Expanding Brackets - Bigger Picture

Resource;Expanding Brackets – Bigger Picture. Pre Assessment – pupils to demonstrate how much they can remember on the side of “what they should know”.Post Assessment – after pupils have been introduced to the new concept they then sit a quick assessment of a couple of questions to show they understand how to solve equations. Mastery post assessment – pupils demonstrate they have mastered the topics they have been taught confidently without any support. They have mastered the topic not necessarily through problem solving but through showing confidence in fluency questions without support. Contains; 1. 34 questions, moving from foundation level to exceeding. 2.Pre Assessment questions/post assessment questions. 3. 34 solutions 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; Get pupils to demonstrate individually how confident they are at expanding brackets from single to double to triple brackets and also to address misconceptions at an individual level. Pupils can show clear understanding and if they get stuck then it allows us to put an intervention in place from the onset. Tip: If you wish to see what style task it is before paying for it, then check out my free example of this resource - solving equations bigger picture. Here is the link below, copy and paste it into google to see what a bigger picture task looks like.https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/solving-equations-bigger-picture-11555809Check 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

Operations with Exponents Zen Math

Operations with Exponents Zen Math

With this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by applying the laws of exponents (including negative exponents and powers raised to powers). As students simplify the expressions, they will fill in an abstract space with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!

By charlotte_james615

Algebra GCSE revision Resources

Algebra GCSE revision Resources

This bundle contains a variety of different activities, games and worksheets to support GCSE revision. If bought independently, the ten resources would cost £34, but we are offering it for £19.99, a saving of over 40%. Included in this bundle are: - Algebra Task Cards - 24 questions differentiated 4 ways on a variety of algebra topics from patterns, to writing and solving equations (solutions Included) - Linear Equations Rummy Card Game (solutions included) - Quadratic Rummy Card Game (solutions included) - Rearranging Equations Race Card Game (Solutions Included) - Substitution Bingo (Solutions Included) - Combining Terms Follow Me Cards (Solutions Included) - Solving Linear Equations Follow Me Cards (Solutions Included) - Straight Line Graphs Worksheets (Solutions Included) - Patterns and Sequences Worksheets for practising sequences and nth term. A final sheet offers a challenge for the new higher paper of the 9-1 GCSE. (Solutions Included) - Manipulating Algebra Worksheets for practising combining terms, substitution and factorising & expanding brackets. (Solutions Included). Also included for your convenience are three of our free items - our free task card sampler (providing a further 8 questions, 32 cards), simplifying terms card game, and posters on straight line graphs.

By LittleStreams

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Equations Revision

Equations Revision

£20 pounds worth of resources at a bargain price. Brilliant Equations Bundle. Great for Revision or Whole Lessons. Contains the tried and tested resources of Equations, Inequalities, Simultaneous Equations, Quadratic Equations and Function Machines. Lots of questions with in depth answers.

By Shamster

Expanding brackets - Tick or Trash (3 Levels)

Expanding brackets - Tick or Trash (3 Levels)

Resource;Expanding Brackets (3 Levels) – Tick or Trash.Expand a single bracket, expand double brackets, expand triple brackets. Contains; 1. 3 different tick or trash tasks. 9 questions in each. 2. 3 sets of solutions provided with task. 3. Set of instructions to ensure the task runs smoothly.Printing Tip: This resource has been designed to give each pupil a copy. It can be displayed on board but will need to be zoomed in. Print on A4 – two tick or trash tasks on one A4 page. 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 and then print 2 copies to one page. Idea behind task; To develop pupils thinking/reasoning skills. To encourage pupils to get involved, engaged in task. To encourage mathematical discussion within the classroom. Watch pupils get motivated while consolidating learning – quick way to get pupils to engage in task and complete questions in a short space of time. They cannot wait to see who wins. 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.comFile Type;PDFTerms of use; Please use only by the customer buying the resource.

By onitmaths

Maths Revision Mats

Maths Revision Mats

This revision resource consists of 4 topics as follows:1. Negative Numbers2. Ratio3. Expanding Brackets4. Factorising (Easy) Each topic is divided into 3 sub-topics and each sub-topic takes the student through 3 levels of difficulty.Answers included in separate files.

By pittan

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All My Maths Resources Part One

All My Maths Resources Part One

A compilation of every GCSE maths resource I have posted which comes up to 15 separate files and about 20 documents.Save 63% on these by just buying them at once, plus any extra discounts in my shop! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with such a fantastic deal of resources!Fantastic Resources for a very good price!Please leave a review for these afterwards and I hope they come into very good use!

By kmachnik11

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GCSE Maths Progress Tests

GCSE Maths Progress Tests

A compilation of all of my maths test resources at a very reasonable price. I assure these resources will not disappoint at all, and will help any student, whether foundation or higher, with their revision for their maths exams!With some of my resources there are also mark schemes, so enjoy these to the full and leave a good review too!You'll be saving 54%, plus any other sale in my shop!

By kmachnik11

Expanding Brackets - Quick revision

Expanding Brackets - Quick revision

This worksheet consists of 3 sections. 1. Expanding brackets with integer multiplier2. Expanding brackets with unknown multiplier3. Expanding and simplifyingEach section takes the student through 3 levels - bronze, silver and gold.Answers included in separate file.

By pittan

Algebraic manipulation worksheet/homework

Algebraic manipulation worksheet/homework

Adapted from sarahjean26 this differentiated worksheet can either be used a mini-assessment/progress check or homework or revision aid. It covers collecting like terms, expanding single brackets, expanding single brackets and collecting like terms, factorising into single brackets and substitution. Each has a red, amber, green section with the green being application questions to link with the new GCSE.Please rate and I hope it fits what you're looking for.

By rebeccajade94

Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring / Factorizing (US Version)

Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring / Factorizing (US Version)

This is an excellent resource for teaching quadratic equations by factorising. Other methods for solving quadratics are available and all methods available as a bundle at a reduced price. All my lessons come with a starter, excellent teaching slides with plenty of examples, lesson objectives, key words, questions with answers and plenary. It is very well structured and takes the stress out of teaching!!NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more free and premium resources and as always please rate and feedback, thanks.

By ajf43