Tagged: expressions

Sum Products- preparation for factorising quadratic expressions

A nice starter for a lesson on factorising quadratic expressions is to get pupils finding pairs of numbers whose sum and products are already given. Here’s a worksheet that does just that! From here it’s an easier progression when they see the quadratics. Answers are included on the second page.

Introducing algebra- consecutive numbers addition puzzle

Here’s are really good way of introducing algebra and getting across the idea of what a variable is. The pdf slides that you can use on the interactive white board to run this activity are here. Start by getting the pupils to draw this diagram in their books: They then choose a number between 1 and 10 and write this...