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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to translate simple situations or procedures into algebraic expressions or formulae; derive an equation (or 2 simultaneous equations), solve the equation(s) and interpret the solution".

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.
- Simultaneous Shopping Find the cost of the individual items in shopping baskets (introduction to simultaneous equations).
- Algebra In Action Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook which can be solved using algebra.
- Simultaneous Equations Video Learn to solve simultaneous equations from the very basic to those containing quadratics. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Simultaneous Equations A self-marking, multi-level set of exercises on solving pairs of simultaneous equations.
- Unbeknownst Some picture grid puzzles which can be solved by using simultaneous equations.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*The diagram shows an isosceles triangle (not drawn to scale).*" ... more - "
*The diagrams show a triangle and a rectangle (not drawn to scale).*" ... more - "
*The perimeter of the triangle is the same length as the perimeter of the square.*" ... more - "
*Aimee, Natasha and Ruby play hockey.*" ... more - "
*Luke, Leia and Han swim lengths of a swimming pool to raise money for charity.*" ... more - "
*Solve the simultaneous equations*" ... 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 - "
*Solve the simultaneous equations:*" ... more - "
*The area of rectangle PQRS (not to scale) is 80cm*" ... more^{2}. - "
*A rectangular sheet of paper can be cut into two identical rectangular pieces in two different ways, either by cutting along line A or by cutting along line B.*" ... more - "
*Rätselzeit school has an annual sports day in which the mathematics teachers are in charge of the scoring system.*" ... more - "
*Two numbers are chosen so that the sum of their squares is 25.*" ... more - "
*The prices of two watches are in the ratio \(a:b\).*" ... more

Here are some Advanced Starters on this statement:

**Exceeds by 99**

Find the number whose double exceeds its half by exactly 99. more**Piece of String**

Find where a piece of string should be cut to form a circle and a square of equal areas. more**Reverse Connection**

Find a general rule for the difference between a two digit number and that same number with the digits reversed. more

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