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Programme Of Study For Key Stage 3 Mathematics

These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use and interpret algebraic notation, including:

- ab in place of a × b

- 3y in place of y + y + y and 3 × y

- a^{2} in place of a × a, a^{3} in place of a × a × a; a^{2}b in place of a × a × b

- ^{a}⁄_{b} in place of a ÷ b

- coefficients written as fractions rather than as decimals

- brackets"

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Algebraic Notation Simplification using the normal conventions of algebra.
- Writing Expressions Listen to the voice saying the algebraic expression then write it in its simplest form.

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