Collecting Like Terms – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on collecting like terms that looks at how to simplify algebraic expressions. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To manipulate and simplify algebraic expressions.

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 ‘Collecting Like Terms’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Collecting Like Terms Cards
  • Student Worksheet on Collecting Like Terms
  • Collecting Like Terms Pairs Cards
  • Algebra Fact Sheet
  • Collecting Like Terms – Number Square Investigation
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fourth 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: