algebra 1st time
Teaching two topics per lesson for the first 2 lessons is recommended partly because
- simplify +/- and write in algebra (episodes 1 and 2) go together well, and they are both short
- inequality and simplify x/÷ (episodes 3 and 4) go together well, and they are both short
... also because it is easy to miss out the second topic for the super-low attaining learners.
Episode 1: simplify +/-
test for JD TESTA.pdf ANSWERS testA_ANSWERS.pdf; harder testAye.pdf, ANSWERS testAyeANSWERS.pdf
FAKE timely practice: easier A1.pdf ANSWERS A1ANSWERS.pdf; harder algebra1.pdf ANSWERS algebra1ANSWERS.pdf
FAKE timely practice FAST easier L11fast.pdf ANSWERS L11fastANSWERS.pdf ; harder LelevenFast.pdf ANSWERS LelevenFastANSWERS.pdf .
level | lesson topic(s) | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | simplify +/- | simplify e.g. 3a + 5a | simplifySDTL1.pdf | y | st | |
b | simplify +/- | simplify e.g. 5a - 3a or 2x - 6x etc | simplifySDTL2.pdf | h | y | |
c | simplify +/- | simplify e.g. a + a + a + a + a | simplifySDTL3.pdf | h |
Episode 2: write in algebra
test for JD Test B.pdf ANSWERS testB_ANSWERS.pdf; harder testBee.pdf ANSWERS testBeeANSWERS.pdf
FAKE timely practice: easier A2.pdf ANSWERS A2ANSWERS.pdf; harder algebra2.pdf ANSWERS A1ANSWERS.pdf
FAKE timely practice FAST easier L12fast.pdf ANSWERS L12fastANSWERS.pdf; harder LtwelveFast.pdf ANSWERS LtwelveFastANSWERS.pdf.
level | lesson topic(s) | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | write in algebra | scaffolded word to algebra e.g. a + b + c | write algebra | h | y | |
b | write in algebra | word to algebra expression e.g. a + b | h |
Episode 3: inequality
FAKE timely practice: easier A3.pdf ANSWERS A3ANSWERS.pdf; harder algebra3.pdf, ANSWERS algebra3ANSWERS.pdf
level | lesson topic(s) | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | inequality | list values from diagram e.g. -3 ≤ k ≤ 5 | inequalityTL1.pdf | y | y | |
b | inequality | list values from diagram e.g. -3 ≤ k < 5 | inequalityTL2.pdf | h |
Episode 4: simplify x/÷
FAKE timely practice: easier A4.pdf ANSWERS A4ANSWERS.pdf; harder algebra4.pdf ANSWERS algebra4ANSWERS.pdf
FAST easier A4fast.pdf, ANSWERS A4fastANSWERS.pdf, harder (but excluding hardest) algebra4fast.pdf, ANSWERS algebra4fastANSWERS.pdf,
FAST hardest (2nd half of harder) algebra4fastHARDER.pdf, ANSWERS algebra4fastHarderANSWERS.pdf
level | lesson topic(s) | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | simplify x/÷ | simplify e.g. 3 x h (always in correct order) | simplifyPQTL1.pdf | y | y | |
b | simplify x/÷ | simplify e.g. h x 3 or h x h (scaffolded) | simplifyPQTL2.pdf | y | ||
c | simplify x/÷ | simplify e.g. h x h x h x h x h ** | simplifyPQTL4.pdf | simplifyPQ4.pdf | h |
** FYI this didn't embed well learners muddled simplifySD3.pdf with simplifyPQ4.pdf suggest sticking to layers 1 and 2
Episode 5: value of: algebra
level | lesson topic(s) | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | value of | work out value of e.g. 3p given p = 10, diagram & example | value algebra | h | y | |
b | value of | work out value of e.g. 3p given p = 20, diagram (no example a little harder multiply) | value algebra | y |
Episode 6: solve
FAKE timely practice FAST easier A6fast.pdf, harder AsixFast.pdf
level | topic | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | solve | e.g. box + 7 = 10 | 10bond3.pdf and 10bond4.pdf | 10bond5.pdf ** | y | st |
b | solve | given input & 1 stage | numberMachineTL6.pdf | h | ||
c | solve | given input & 2 stage | numberMachineTL8.pdf | h | st | |
d | solve | 2 stage in reverse | numberMachineTL10.pdf | y | ||
e | solve | e.g. a + 12 = 21 | solveTL1.pdf | y | ||
f | solve | e.g. 4a = 48 or c/3 = 9 | solveTL2.pdf | solve2.pdf | h |
** FYI the 10 bond layers have been updated to include showing the boxes method - however the retrieval practice questions don't show the boxes method - teacher may have to draw on the boxes for a few lessons until the learner gets it
Episode 7: sequence arithmetic
FAKE timely practice FAST easier A7fast.pdf, harder AsevenFast.pdf
level | topic | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | sequence Arithmetic | given term to term find next (scaffold) | sequenceArithmeticTL1.pdf | st | ||
b | sequence Arithmetic | find term to term rule and next term (scaffold) | this has been retired | this has been retired | ||
c | sequence Arithmetic | find term to term rule and next term (scaffold) | sequenceArithmeticTL2.pdf | y | st | |
d | sequence Arithmetic | find next 2 terms from “matchstick” pictures | sequenceArithmeticTL6.pdf | y | ||
e | sequence Arithmetic | find e.g. 10th /12th term | sequenceArithmeticTL10.pdf | h |
Episode 8: algebra graph
FAKE timely practice FAST easierA8fast.pdf, harder AeightFast.pdf
test for TS Test B.pdf ANSWERS testB_ANSWERS.pdf; harder testBee.pdf ANSWERS testBeeANSWERS.pdf
level | topic | description | teach-learn Q | practise-learn resource | easy | hard |
a | algebra graph | given plotted points draw the line and try to fill in last coordinate in the table (very supported) | algebraGraphTL2.pdf | y | st | |
b | algebra graph | plot several points (supported, to ignore the hard to plot points) easy scale | algebraGraphTL3.pdf | h | y | |
c | algebra graph | continue pattern, in table of values, draw y = c, x = c, y = x and x + y = c | algebraGraphTL4.pdf | h |
Alternatively use auto pre assess to review algebra
Teach time + review algebra
FAKE timely practice FAST easier reviewAlgebra1.pdf, harder revALGone.pdf
Teach time + algebra test 1
This should be the penultimate lesson - if necessary set this test in the last lesson
FAKE timely practice FAST easier ALGtest1.pdf, harder ALGtestONE.pdf
Teach time + algebra test 2 and 2nd G+M test
This should be the last lesson - if necessary join this with the lesson above.
FAKE timely practice FAST easier ALGtest2.pdf, harder ALGtestTWO.pdf
test for TS TESTA.pdf ANSWERS testA_ANSWERS.pdf; harder testAye.pdf, ANSWERS testAyeANSWERS.pdf
End of unit review
easiest: Y7AR.pdf and the answers Y7ARanswers.pdf
easy: Y7algebraReview.pdf and the answers Y7algebraReviewANSWERS.pdf
harder: YsevenAR.pdf and the answers YsevenARanswers.pdf