# Year 6: Algebra

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 6 objectives.

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. Algebra - Bar Method - Tablet Version Provides a visual representation, using the bar method, to help children see how to solve simple algebraic equations. This version will work on any mobile device. For more algebra resources click here. Missing Angles 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. For more shape and space resources click here. Missing Symbols 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. For more multiplication and division resources click here. For more addition and subtraction resources click here. 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. For more addition and subtraction resources click here. Balancing Calculations 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) For more multiplication and division resources click here. Shape Sequences Identify and continue sequences involving shape, colour and numbers. For more addition and subtraction resources click here. 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. For more shape and space resources click here.