This is a complete lesson on algebra notation that looks at how to use variables and the difference between the equal, not equal and identically equal symbols. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

### Lesson Objectives

- To correctly use algebra notation and symbols.
- To understand the ≠ symbol and to introduce the identity ≡ sign.

### Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE foundation tier students. It could also be used with mid or low ability Key Stage 3 students.

### What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

- Full lesson plan for the ‘Algebra Notation’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
- Student Worksheet on Algebra Notation
- True or False Cards
- Algebra Fact Sheet
- Complete Solutions to all Questions

### Lesson Progression

This is the first lesson in the ‘Algebra: The Basics’ unit of work (the unit is also **available as a pack** including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: