A selection of resources.
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Algebra (National STEM Centre)
This resource is from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. It is designed to improve confidence in mathematics . Each section offers an overview of a particular topic and the key issues that will be covered, as well as highlighting some common misconceptions. Worked examples are provided to support learning and these are followed by focused exercises to practice skills. Activities to reinforce learning and offer extension opportunities are also supplied, as are topic related tests.
Topics include in part A:
- Squares, cubes, Square Roots and Cube Roots
- Index Notation
- Prime Factors
- Using Formulae
- Construct and Use Simple Formulae
- Substitution into Formulae
- Positive Coordinates
- Applications of Graphs
and in part B:
- Sieve of Eratosthenes
- Last Digit
- Bode's Law
- Speed-Time Graph
- Area Under Speed-Time Graph: Distance
Topics: Index Notation, Using Formulae, Construct and Use Simple Formulae, Substitution into Formulae, Positive Coordinates, Coordinates, Applications of Graphs - Factors, Sieve of Eratosthenes, Last Digit, Bode's Law, Pendulums, Coordinates, Speed-Time Graph, Area Under Speed-Time Graph: Distance
Changing the subject of a formula (BBC Bitesize)
This is a BBC Bitesize page revising changing the subject of a formula
Topics: Subject of formula
Level 2 Algebra and graphs - gold fish bowl rearranging formulae (Nuffield Foundation)
This resource is from a collection of activities aimed at level 2 FSMQ. You may need to scroll down the page a little to find the work called "gold fish bowl rearranging formulae". The resource includes teachers’ notes, students’ sheets and a powerpoint. This is a nice introduction to rearranging a range of formulae.
Topics: Subject of formula
Level 2 Algebra and graphs - hot water tank formulae (Nuffield Foundation)
This resource is from a collection of activities aimed at level 2 FSMQ. You may need to scroll down the page a little to find the work called "hot water tank formulae". The resource includes teachers’ notes, students’ sheets and a powerpoint. This is a nice introduction to substitution into formulae.
Topics: Substitution into formulae
Formulas (BBC Skillswise)
This section from BBC Skillswise offers a number of factsheets and question sheets. If you select level 1 from the start learning box on the right of the screen you will find factsheets and questions covering : recognising formulae, equations and expressions, understanding and working with formulae. Skillswise also provides similar factsheets at Entry level 3,2,1 which can be used to develop your students skills before tackling these sheets and questions. There are also games, quizzes and a video on this page.
Topics: Using formulae, expressions and equations.
Resources and CPD for those working with students resitting GCSE Mathematics - Algebra (NCETM)
This is a link to NCETM Resources and CPD for those working with students resitting GCSE Mathematics is a NCETM Essentials package which has a wealth of resources for teachers working with Level 2 students on many aspects of algebra.
Topics: Using the formula to solve quadratic equations, Substitution into formulae, Substituting in and evaluating formulae, Solving simple equations, Simultaneous equations, Rearranging simple equations, Rearranging formulae, Quadratic graphs, Multiplying out brackets, Introducing graphs of linear equations, Interpreting distance-time graphs, Interpreting algebraic expressions, Inequalities, Graphical representations of quadratic equations- Deriving and rearranging formulae, Creating and solving harder equations, Creating and solving equations, Constructing equations, Connecting perpendicular lines, Algebraic Expressions