Mathematics / Year 7 / Number and Algebra / Linear and non-linear relationships

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Curriculum content descriptions

Solve simple linear equations (ACMNA179)

Elaborations
  • solving equations using concrete materials, such as the balance model, and explain the need to do the same thing to each side of the equation using substitution to check solutions
  • investigating a range of strategies to solve equations
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Linear equations

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Bridge builder: complex squares

Build bridges by adding regular sections (each made up of three beams plus a shared beam). Examine a table and graph of the total number of beams used in bridges of different sizes. Predict the number of beams needed to build a wider span. Describe the number pattern. This learning object is the fourth in a series of five ...

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Bridge builder: complex pentagons

Build bridges by adding pentagonal sections (each made up of four beams plus a shared beam). Examine a table and graph of the total number of beams used in bridges of different sizes. Predict the number of beams needed to build a wider span. Describe the number pattern. This learning object is the last in a series of five ...

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Solution of simple linear equations

This is a six-page HTML resource about solving problems concerning simple linear equations. It contains five questions, three of which are interactive, and one video. The resource discusses and explains the solution of simple linear equations to reinforce the students' understanding.

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Linear Equations

An animated tutorial about solving simple linear equations, followed by an interactive quiz.

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Substitute values into simple linear equations

This is a five-page HTML resource about solving problems concerning substitution into simple linear equations. It contains four questions, one of which is interactive, and one video. The resource discusses and explains substitution into simple linear equations to reinforce students' understanding.

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Graphing calculator by Desmos - iTunes app

Plot functions, create tables, add sliders and animate your graphs. Touch points of interest on the graph to show maximums, minimums and points of intersection. Type in an equation and watch the calculator solve the problem. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Desmos Graphing Calculator - Google Play app

Plot functions, create tables, add sliders and animate your graphs. Touch points of interest on the graph to show maximums, minimums and points of intersection. Type in an equation and watch the calculator solve the problem. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Exploring algebra

Calculate a disc jockey's profit or loss when he sells records. Use algebraic notation to represent variables. For example, T = 56 + 3n (where T is total expenses and n is the number of records produced). Calculate revenue and expenses, then work out the profit or loss.

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BBC Bitesize: more on equations - revision

These illustrated information sheets revise the methods of solving linear equations from simple ones with one unknown term to ones with the unknown on both sides. The solution of equations containing brackets or fractions is also considered. Full algebraic working is shown for sample equations. Students solve equations ...

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Secondary mathematics: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use different representations ...

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Starting Smart: what is next in the pattern? - years 6-8

This curriculum resource package is a ten-week middle years teaching plan and set of supporting resources to extend students' understanding of patterns and sequences. Students: identify, describe and extend patterns; construct tables of values; plot graphs; and develop skills to describe algebraically the relationships ...

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Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...

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TIMES Module 26: Number and Algebra: linear equations - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It introduces the solution of linear equations and their uses.