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: