Mathematics / Year 7 / Number and Algebra / Patterns and algebra

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Curriculum content descriptions

Extend and apply the laws and properties of arithmetic to algebraic terms and expressions (ACMNA177)

Elaborations
  • identifying order of operations in contextualised problems, preserving the order by inserting brackets in numerical expressions, then recognising how order is preserved by convention
  • moving fluently between algebraic and word representations as descriptions of the same situation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Distributivity,  Associativity,  Commutativity,  Mathematical expressions

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