## Brackets & Equations

New Topic: Brackets & Equations, MiA 3³ Ch3

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

• gathering like terms & simplifying expressions
• substituting values (including negative numbers)
• evaluating expressions
• multiplying out brackets
• You will be able to:

• multiply out (expand) double brackets
• expand squared brackets
• ### 10 Responses

1. Wednesday 1 September, period 3

Revision of basic algebra skills as above.
Ex1.1 all questions

2. Most completed all required questions and to a good standard.

3. Thursday 2 September, period 5

Multiplying 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

4. Class seem very good at expanding brackets from Level F course. Quickly moved onto examples like 4 – 2(x + 1).
Completed Ex3.1 Q2

5. Monday 13 September, period 6

Recap 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 September

• 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)

6. Tuesday 14 September, period 1

Squaring brackets, first written then attempt mentally.
Ex6.1 to 6.2 first two columns of each to start.

7. Wednesday 15 September, period 3

Starter: Multiplying fractions

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

8. Thursday 16 September, period 5

Homework due: Expanding brackets – peer mark

Look at some more squaring with fractions then onto problem solving.

• Half class away on school outing.
Remaining pupils work on some puzzles.

Will begin factorising on Monday.