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- Understand the meaning of equality
- Understand and use fact families, numerically and algebraically
- Solve one-step linear equations involving +/— using inverse operations
- Solve one-step linear equations involving x/÷ using inverse operations
- Understand the meaning of like and unlike terms
- Understand the meaning of equivalence
- Simplify algebraic expressions by collecting like terms, using the ? symbol

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Here are some related resources in alphabetical order. Some may only be appropriate for high-attaining learners while others will be useful for those in need of support. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Algebraic Perimeters Questions about the perimeters and areas of polygons given as algebraic expressions.
- Algebragons Find the missing expressions in these partly completed algebraic arithmagon puzzles.
- Collecting Like Terms Video If you have forgotten what collecting like terms means watch this video for a quick refresher.
- Collecting Like Terms Practise your algebraic simplification skills with this self marking exercise.
- Equations A series of exercises, in increasing order of difficulty, requiring you to solve linear equations. The exercises are self marking.
- eQuation Generator An unlimited supply of linear equations just waiting to be solved. Project for the whole class to see then insert the working in your own style.
- Nevertheless Players decide where to place the cards to make an equation with the largest possible solution.
- Old Equations Solve these linear equations that appeared in a book called A Graduated Series of Exercises in Elementary Algebra by Rev George Farncomb Wright published in 1857.
- Brackets Levels 1 and 2 Learn how to remove brackets from simple algebraic expressions. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 3 to 5 Learn how to multiply the terms inside a pair of brackets by the term outside. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 6 to 8 Expand a pair of brackets using the clown's face method. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 9 and 10 The final video showing how algebraic expressions containing brackets can be simplified.
- Brackets Expand algebraic expressions containing brackets and simplify the resulting expression in this self marking exercise.
- Missing Lengths Find the unknown lengths in the given diagrams and learn some algebra at the same time.
- Algebra In Action Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook which can be solved using algebra.
- Superfluous Find a strategy to figure out the values of the letters used in these calculations.
- 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
- Equations with Fractions Video If you have learnt how to solve linear equations the next step is to solve equations with fractions.
- Algebraic Fractions A mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications.
- Equations with Fractions Practise solving linear equations that contain fractions in this multi-level exercise.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

Here are some suggestions for whole-class, projectable resources which can be used at the beginnings of each lesson in this block.

Which algebraic expression is the odd one out?

A traditional twenty question mental arithmetic test presented as a PowerPoint presentation.

Separate three rows of three animals using three squares.

How can you put the dice into the tins so that there is an odd number of dice in each tin?

This lesson starter requires pupils to find the missing numbers in this partly completed arithmagon puzzle.

A Think Of A Number problem presented as a news ticker.

Some of the Starters above are to reinforce concepts learnt, others are to introduce new ideas while others are on unrelated topics designed for retrieval practice or and opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.