For higher-attaining pupils:
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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.
Here are some exam-style questions on this topic:
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.
Find the dimensions of a rectangle given the perimeter and area.
There are some rabbits and chickens in a field. Calculate how many of each given the number of heads and feet.
Use the weights of the trains to work out the weight of a locomotive and a coach. A real situation which produces simultaneous equations.
A problem which can best be solved as a pair of simultaneous equations.
How many children and how many donkeys are on the beach? You can work it out from the number of heads and the number of feet!
Find the two numbers whose sum and product are given.
A problem involving two people's ages which can be solved using algebra.
The sum and product are given, can you find the two numbers?
Work out the number of clowns and horses given the number of heads and feet.
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.