# Mathematics / Year 9 / Number and Algebra / Patterns and algebra

Curriculum content descriptions

Apply the distributive law to the expansion of algebraic expressions, including binomials, and collect like terms where appropriate (ACMNA213)

Elaborations
• understanding that the distributive law can be applied to algebraic expressions as well as numbers
• understanding the relationship between expansion and factorisation and identifying algebraic factors in algebraic expressions
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Distributivity,  Binomials,  Like terms

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