Over the past two weeks in Maths, Year Six have been learning about algebra. This is a challenging block of work which the children have completed with an positive and resilient attitude. To begin with, the children worked on find missing numbers. Then, they identified that numbers in a pattern or sequence needed to be consistently applied throughout and they found missing numbers and rules for given sequences. After this, the children moved onto learning that a letter or symbol can be used instead of the missing number box. As letters were introduced into different formulae and equations, the children learnt that 2a means 2 multiplied by a. This was important when they started to form their own equations. The unit ended with the children finding two unknowns in both calculations and equations. It has been excellent to see the children’s confidence when using inverse calculations to find missing numbers and solve equations.

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