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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions to maintain equivalence by:

- collecting like terms

- multiplying a single term over a bracket

- taking out common factors

- expanding products of two or more binomials"

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

- Algebraic Perimeters Questions about the perimeters and areas of polygons given as algebraic expressions.
- Brackets Expand algebraic expressions containing brackets and simplify the resulting expression in this self marking exercise.
- Collecting Like Terms Practise your algebraic simplification skills with this self marking exercise.
- Factorising Practise the skills of algebraic factorisation in this structured online self marking exercise.
- Pascal's Triangle Get to know this famous number pattern with some revealing learning activities

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*The diagram shows an isosceles triangle (not drawn to scale).*" ... more - "
*Two rectangles, not drawn to scale, are shown below. All measurements are in centimetres. Both rectangles have the same areas. Work out the perimeter of the rectangle on the left.*" ... more - "
*Expand and simplify the following expression:*" ... more

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