Y6 Mathematics

Forming Expressions Lesson

This Year 6 Forming Expressions lesson covers the prior learning of find a rule, both one step and two step, before moving onto the main skill of forming expressions.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the prior learning steps here and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6A1) Express missing number problems algebraically

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of place value find a rule, both one step and two step, before moving onto the main skill of forming expressions. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Sldies

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

This Forming Expressions Video Tutorial shows pupils how to create an algebraic expression using a function machine.

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This Year 6 Forming Expressions lesson covers the prior learning of find a rule, both one step and two step, before moving onto the main skill of forming expressions.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Find a Rule - One Step Game checks pupils' understanding of finding missing inputs, functions and outputs of one-step function machines.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Find a Rule - Two-Step Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of finding an algebraic rule with two steps.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of forming expressions.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Forming Expressions Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' ability to form expressions from given inputs.

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Extension

This forming expressions task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the forming expressions lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Forming Expressions Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of forming expressions from statements.