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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use algebraic methods to solve linear equations in one variable (including all forms that require rearrangement)".

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

- Algebra In Action Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook which can be solved using algebra.
- Algebraic Fractions A mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications.
- Algebraic Perimeters Questions about the perimeters and areas of polygons given as algebraic expressions.
- 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.
- Equations A series of exercises, in increasing order of difficulty, requiring you to solve linear equations. The exercises are self marking.
- Missing Lengths Find the unknown lengths in the given diagrams and learn some algebra at the same time.
- 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.
- Superfluous Find a strategy to figure out the values of the letters used in these calculations.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*Solve the following linear equations showing clearly each step of your working.*" ... more - "
*The diagram shows an isosceles triangle (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 - "
*Solve the following linear equation to find the value of \(x\).*" ... more - "
*The trapezium and rectangle shown here have the same perimeters. The diagrams are not drawn to scale and the measurements are in centimetres. Calculate the area of the trapezium.*" ... 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

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