The Number Strategies Series helps students develop their skills and abilities in topics on Number and Algebra. The activities in the series contain a blend of activities ranging from the developmental and investigative to application style problems. Most activities contain a final extension task where students can further extend their understanding, quiz their peers, research a new idea or develop their mathematical creativity.
Working on Algebra provides a range of activities to expose students to algebraic ideas. Students are encouraged to look for patterns and to examine ways in which we can begin to generalise our mathematical findings. The emphasis is on providing students with ample opportunity to explain how they know what they know and to practise explaining their thought processes. Exploring number patterns, conjectures, graphs, tables and relationships are all part of learning how to think algebraically.
Each section of Working on Algebra is preceded by extensive teacher notes and guidance on how to teach a new strategy. This book can assist with teachers’ lesson development and also help spark creativity in the mathematics classroom.
Author: Mirella Trimboli