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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use and interpret algebraic notation, including:

- ab in place of a × b

- 3y in place of y + y + y and 3 × y

- a^{2} in place of a × a, a^{3} in place of a × a × a; a^{2}b in place of a × a × b

- ^{a}⁄_{b} in place of a ÷ b

- coefficients written as fractions rather than as decimals

- brackets".

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

- Algebra Pairs The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.
- Algebraic Notation Simplification using the normal conventions of algebra.
- 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.
- Connecting Rules If you are given the values of x and y which of these equations is correct?
- Substitution Substitute the given values into the algebraic ex
pressions. - Writing Expressions Listen to the voice saying the algebraic expression then write it in its simplest form.

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