# AN N1/L1.11

N1/L1.11 Solve problems involving algebra. (a) Know how to form word expressions from simple expressions in symbols (b) Evaluate simple expressions and formulae (c) Translate simple word problems into symbols (+, -, x and x) and numbers

A set of Formula 1 scenarios based on the four rules of mathematics and using formulae expressed in words and/or numbers. This resource tests students’ ability to use formulae to solve problems based on a motor racing car travelling on a race track. Some of the scenarios test the students ability to convert units to get a sensible answer. I encourage my students to estimate the answers before attempting for real! Some do, some don’t …

An introductory PPT based task to find the value of the three words in ‘Happy New Year’, given certain values for each letter. This is followed up by a set of question cards on calculations with the letters of Happy New Year and an algebra worksheet with the same given values, using BODMAS.

Three fabulous PPTs – great for St George’s day but could be used year round.

The full length one (22 slides) was written for a 2.5 hour observed session and has in-depth coverage of multiplying decimals; area of rectangles, triangles, circles and compound shapes; substitution; and a general warm-up quiz.

There are alternative shortened versions (some activities are slightly different too) for a 1 hr L1 lesson (area of rectangles) and a 1.5 hr L1-2 Lesson (no triangles).

Two workbooks, both with an accompanying PPT. Directly related, in terms of theory, to the VRQ qualification, the Foundation Diploma and also ABC Level 1 Catering.

**Profit and loss** workbook covers gross profit, net profit, percent gross profit and calculating selling prices of a dish.

[img_assist|nid=4265|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=47|height=100]*How do I cost a dish?* workbook covers costing individual ingredients and entire dish along with extension activities.

A challenging set of exercises (in real life contexts) for L1-2 algebra. Also ideal for underpinning L2 Functional Maths.

An interesting and challenging interactive whiteboard activity based on an idea found on the NCETM site . Accompanied by a useful Word template which students can use for further experimentation and practice.

Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use the Notebook resource http://smarttech.com/

A seasonal introduction to substitution and order of operations.

An interactive whiteboard problem solving activity suitable for many levels. Makes a fun starter activity and provides a good link between shape and space and algebra. Can also used as a hands on activity for all (rather than just volunteers at the smartboard) using pencil and squared paper, plastic squares or wooden/plastic cubes.

Adult numeracy element links are difficult to classify but include:

Mental maths starter (doubling, halving, addition and subtraction) that can also be used as a gentle introduction to substitution.