What you can learn in this unit

  • How to help your students understand the differences between, and roles of, variables and constants.
  • Ways to help your students write mathematical statements and construct algebraic expressions.
  • Some ideas to encourage your students to learn through talking, and to express themselves using mathematical vocabulary and phraseology.

This unit links to the teaching requirements of the NCF (2005) and NCFTE (2009) outlined in Resource 1.

What this unit is about

1 Variables and constants in school mathematics