BO037: Teacher Tools: Numeracy Activites- Algebra
This book is designed to be used in conjunction with the Numeracy Projects Algebra book. Algebra should not be taught as a distinct separate strand instead these lessons should be integrated into the teaching of the other numeracy strands (the previous books). This book is designed for stages AA (Advanced Additive) to AP (Advanced Proportional). Where appropriate and possible activities are broken into the sections outlined below however some of the higher lessons do focus solely on Imaging and Number properties.
This book contains answers and other photocopiable material such as fly flips and number arrays. This resource may be photocopied for use within the house or school of purchase.
- Prior knowledge required: This section gives students a chance to practice the skills which are a prerequisite to successfully completing this activity.
- New Strategy with materials: The questions posed during this part of the activity sheet are suitable for use with materials. The materials required are described at the top of this section.
- New strategy using imaging: This section is the next stepping stone from the materials section. Here materials are not provided. Thinking maps are often drawn here to model how a students should think about/ image the problem in his/her head.
- Word problems using number properties: These questions test students ability to generalise what they have learnt into real world questions.