Year 6: Algebra
Pupils should be taught to:
use simple formulae
generate and describe linear number sequences
express missing number problems algebraically
find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.
|Algebra - Balancing Scales||
A visual representation to help children solve simple algebra problems. The need to keep equations balanced is demonstrated with balancing scales.
|Algebra - Bar Method||
Provides a visual representation, using the bar method, to help children see how to solve simple algebraic equations.
Find the missing angles in a triangle, around a point, in a quadrilateral, find opposite and supplementary angles, or find angles which require multi-step problem solving skills.
Drag the symbols to the correct position to make the number sentence correct. Lots of levels to play. See if you can improve your score over time.
This game is now part of the 'Calculations' collection, which includes the following 17 games and resources: Column Addition, Expanded Addition, Expanded Addition - Place Value Counters, Number Bonds(2), Addition - Digit Drag, Missing Symbols, Column Subtraction, Column Subtraction using Place Value Counters, Counting on to find difference on a beadstring, Multiplication Grid Method, Multiplication Written Method, Ratio and Scaling Numbers, Representing Multiplication, Division by Chunking Up, Division by Chunking Down, Formal Written Division - Round Up or Down?, Short Division Writen Formal Method.
The Calculations app is available on Google Play and the App Store.
|Balance scales - add, move or remove a weight||
Balance the scales by adding, moving or removing a weight. A great mental starter to develop addition and subtraction skills.
Find the missing number to balance the calculations. An excellent tool for reinforcing an understanding of the role of the equals sign. Choose one objective, or many. You can choose all the objectives for a single year group (or multiple year groups). You can also choose to balance between different types of calculations (eg subtraction and division)
Identify and continue sequences involving shape, colour and numbers.
|Coordinates - reasoning about position and shapes||
Find the missing coordinates on a given shape, reflected in a mirror line, or the midpoints of straight lines. Choose to find coordinates in the first quadrant, or all four quadrants. Provides lots of opportunity to reason about shape and position.