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## KS3 Bitesize

### Objectives

- Pupils construct, expressing symbolic form, and use simple formulae involving one or two operations
- Pupils recognise the use of algebra in solving shape and space problems

### National Curriculum

- AT2 level 5, AT3 level 4

### Resources

- Worksheet
- Pencils, pens
- Further pre-prepared questions

### Teaching activities

#### Mental Starter

- Quick fire questions on simplifying.

"If I have 2x over here and another 3x over here how many x's do I have?"

"What is 3 + 4?"

"What is 5-3?"

Etc.

#### Activity

- Give the work sheets out
- Go through the first part of the worksheet
- It may be appropriate to put some additional questions on the board to bridge the gap. Maybe rectangles and then triangles
- Once the pupils have mastered that they can move on to the exercise at the bottom

#### Extension

- Solving equations would be a natural progression and extension to this topic, introducing the pupils to more complicated questions

#### Plenary

- Quick fire questions on simplifying expressions

#### Homework

- A pre-prepared sheet of basic expression to simplify