What you can learn in this unit

  • How to help your students understand the differences between arithmetic and algebra.
  • Some suggestions on using conjecturing and generalising to enable students to think algebraically.
  • Some methods that help students to decide for themselves if statements are right or wrong, and to explore mathematics together.

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

What this unit is about

1 The equals sign in algebra