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. 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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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This powerpoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the Varied Fluency and Reasoning & Problem Solving worksheets as part of this lesson.

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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.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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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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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Supporting Activities

Supporting Activities

This the Forming Expressions supporting activities sheet contains suggestions for additional tasks you might wish to use to support pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the lesson.

2 Varied Fluency

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to practise the main skill of this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

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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Mixed Practice

Mixed Practice

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

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

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 Discussion Problem

Discussion Problem

This worksheet includes two discussion problems which can be used in pairs or small groups to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in this lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

Interactive Challenge Activity

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

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and reasoning and problem solving questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Additional Activities

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 Consolidation Pack

Consolidation Pack

This resource is aimed at Year 6 Expected and has been designed to give children the opportunity to consolidate the skills they have learned in Spring Block 3 Algebra.

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Home Learning Pack

Home Learning Pack

This Spring week 5 Maths pack contains varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving worksheets