**New Topic:** Brackets & Equations, MiA 3³ Ch3

By the end of this topic you will have revised your basic algebra skills including:

You will be able to:

Filed under: 3rd Year | Tagged: algebra, brackets, equations, National 5 |

Posted on Tuesday 31 August, 2010 by Mr H

**New Topic:** Brackets & Equations, MiA 3³ Ch3

By the end of this topic you will have revised your basic algebra skills including:

You will be able to:

Filed under: 3rd Year | Tagged: algebra, brackets, equations, National 5 |

Mr H, on Tuesday 31 August, 2010 at 23:35 said:Wednesday 1 September, period 3Revision of basic algebra skills as above.

Ex1.1 all questions

Mr H, on Wednesday 1 September, 2010 at 21:36 said:Most completed all required questions and to a good standard.

Mr H, on Wednesday 1 September, 2010 at 21:52 said:Thursday 2 September, period 5Multiplying Out Brackets

e.g. 3(x – 2), x(2x + 1), -7(2x – 3) up to 4 – 2(x + 1) if time.

Selection of examples from Ex2.1 and Ex3.1

Mr H, on Sunday 5 September, 2010 at 22:20 said:Class seem very good at expanding brackets from Level F course. Quickly moved onto examples like 4 – 2(x + 1).

Completed Ex3.1 Q2

Mr H, on Monday 13 September, 2010 at 10:35 said:Monday 13 September, period 6Recap expanding double brackets, including alternative methods from Friday.

Look at special cases:

e.g. (x – 2)(x + 2) and (x – 3)²

Discuss and return DST homework task.

Homework:Expanding Brackets (examples in jotters)Due:Thursday 16 SeptemberMr H, on Monday 13 September, 2010 at 17:22 said:Homework questions created by class for Thursday are:

1. (6x – 7)(7x – 6)

2. (9x – 3)((7x – 6)

3. (3 – 4x)(7 – 3x)

4. (7x – 5)²

5. (5 – 9x)² + (9x + 3)(5x – 2)

Mr H, on Monday 13 September, 2010 at 17:20 said:Tuesday 14 September, period 1Squaring brackets, first written then attempt mentally.

Ex6.1 to 6.2 first two columns of each to start.

Mr H, on Wednesday 15 September, 2010 at 8:24 said:Wednesday 15 September, period 3Starter: Multiplying fractions

Complete some more squaring brackets from Ex6.2 Q1 then have a go at squaring with fractions Q3

Mr H, on Thursday 16 September, 2010 at 11:22 said:Thursday 16 September, period 5Homework due:Expanding brackets – peer markLook at some more squaring with fractions then onto problem solving.

Mr H, on Thursday 16 September, 2010 at 23:21 said:Half class away on school outing.

Remaining pupils work on some puzzles.

Will begin factorising on Monday.