## KEY STAGE 3: MATHS IS EASY – WORKING WITH ALGEBRA

Complete guidance for the 2020 Key Stage 3 Maths curriculum. An entire guide that focuses purely on algebra – a topic that many students struggle with!

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**KS3 Maths is Easy: Working with Algebra contains:**

- A whole chapter on the new national curriculum, breaking down the key areas of the maths assessment;
- A whole chapter for parents which provides guidance and support to help their child through the revision process;
- Easy-to-read chapters which are broken down into different areas of algebra, including formulas, equations, patterns and sequences, and graphs;
- Fun, interactive practice questions to not only enhance your child’s understanding of each algebraic topic, but also allows them to engage with maths on a more interesting and unique way!

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**KEY STAGE 3: MATHS IS EASY – WORKING WITH ALGEBRA**

**Aims ****of the Maths Syllabus**

Key Stage 3 Maths provides the basic framework to prepare students for their GCSE Maths assessments. In these beginner years (Years 7, 8 and 9), students will be taught all of the basic maths skills required at GCSE level.

Here at How2become, we have created several KS3 maths revision guides, to aid your child’s learning, and improve each area of mathematical knowledge.

__We have broken down our revision guides into the following guides: __

- KS3 Maths (Numbers and Calculations)
- KS3 Maths (Probability and Statistics)
- KS3 Maths (Geometry and Measures)
- KS3 Maths (Working with Algebra)
- KS3 Maths (Practice Papers – Foundation)
- KS3 Maths (Practice Papers – Higher)

The guide* ‘Working with Algebra’ *focuses entirely on this mathematical area. It teaches your child how to work with formulas, equations, expressions, patterns and sequences.

__Below is a breakdown of how algebra is commonly assessed during Key Stage 3: __

__Below I have written out the chapter titles so you can get an idea about what our guide covers: __

Understanding Algebra | Collecting Like Terms | Multiplying Out Brackets |

Factorising | Understanding Equations | Balancing Equations |

Solving Equations | Simultaneous Equations | Understanding Inequalities |

Inequalities and Number Lines | Solving Inequalities | Number Patterns |

Linear Sequences | Quadratic Sequences | Coordinates and Interpreting Graphs |

## SAMPLE MATHS QUESTIONS

For the following statements, circle whether they are** true** or **false**.

a) In regards to algebraic expressions, ** y **means

** TRUE / FALSE **

b) The first term in an expression has no operation in front of it. The invisible operation is always a minus sign.

** TRUE / FALSE **

c)* a x a x a *is the same as *3a*.

** TRUE / FALSE**

Below are 12 rectangular boxes. Each of which contains an equation.

There are four possible answer choices. Each answer choice is assigned with a colour.

For each equation, colour in the rectangle box, based on the colour choice of the answer.

The balance bar is balancing exactly. Using the equation, work out the value of y.

Solve the equation:

8*y* – 1 = 6*y* – 5

**ANSWER TO QUESTION 1**

- a) true
- b) false
- c) false

**ANSWER TO QUESTION 2**

**ANSWER TO QUESTION 3**

**y = 6**

- 9y (+4) = 50 (+4)
- 9y = 50 (+4)
- 9y = 54
- 54 ÷ 9 = 6
- y = 6

**ANSWER TO QUESTION 4**

*y*** = -2**

- 8
*y*= 6*y*– 5 + 1 - 8
*y*= 6*y*– 4 - 2
*y*= -4 *y*= -2

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