In this unit, students will learn some advanced algebra skills. They will start by working with fractions, looking initially at rationalising the denominator of surd fractions, and then simplifying and calculating with algebraic fractions. They will then move on to look at functions, and will learn how to use function notation, evaluate functions, add functions and find multiples of functions, before moving on to working out inverse functions and composite functions.

This pack is designed to provide teachers with complete lesson plans and classroom resources to teach excellent lessons. It is designed to both teach the mathematical content and draw students into deeper consideration of its implications, including the mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills required for the new Maths GCSE.

The pack contains:

**7 Lesson Plans: **Full ready-to-use lesson plans on the following topics:

**Rationalising Denominators****Simplifying Algebraic Fractions****Multiplying & Dividing Algebraic Fractions****Adding & Subtracting Algebraic Fractions****Function Notation****Inverse Functions****Composite Functions**

**Lesson Resources: **A variety of additional resources to accompany the lesson plans, including student worksheets and aids for students needing extra support.

**2 Homework Activities: **Further problems to give students to complete at home.

**Assessment: **A series of questions to enable you to assess the progress of students.

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.