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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to express missing number problems algebraically".

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- Clouds Can you work out which numbers are hidden behind the clouds in these calculations?
- Equations A series of exercises, in increasing order of difficulty, requiring you to solve linear equations. The exercises are self marking.
- Stable Scales Ten balance puzzles to prepare you for solving equations.
- Think of a Number Ten students think of a number then perform various operations on that number. You have to find what the original numbers were.

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