Expanding Single Brackets
The below QQI Relay © shows one question at a time, and to proceed to the next question, you need to answer the current one correctly. Decide how many questions you want (you can always finish early if need be).
Then choose the attributes for the questions that will appear.
Choose which type of brackets you would like to practice, or choose random for a mixture of the different difficulties.
Decide if you only want a single bracket to expand, or two brackets with the resulting expression needing to be simplified.
Finally, choose if you want to include negatives in your brackets.
When typing answers, the order is important. Pairs of letters should be entered in the order they appear (outside bracket first). When simplifying, again, the final answer needs to be in the correct order as given in the question.
For example, 3a(2a+4b)+2a(2a+5) = 10a^2+12ab+10a.
When the questions appear, type your answer in the boxand click Check Answer to see if you are right. If correct, move on to the next question.
Then choose the attributes for the questions that will appear.
Choose which type of brackets you would like to practice, or choose random for a mixture of the different difficulties.
Decide if you only want a single bracket to expand, or two brackets with the resulting expression needing to be simplified.
Finally, choose if you want to include negatives in your brackets.
When typing answers, the order is important. Pairs of letters should be entered in the order they appear (outside bracket first). When simplifying, again, the final answer needs to be in the correct order as given in the question.
For example, 3a(2a+4b)+2a(2a+5) = 10a^2+12ab+10a.
When the questions appear, type your answer in the boxand click Check Answer to see if you are right. If correct, move on to the next question.
Ideas for Teachers
This activity requires each pupil to have access to a computer or other internet enabled device. They will each get a different random set of questions, and at the end you can see how they did in the results table. This is great for spicing up an activity as it adds an element of competition to the work.
Get them to set a high number of questions, such as 100, and then get students to answer as many as possible in 5 or 10 minutes. Have a prize for the one with the highest point score (awarding accuracy and speed).
This activity requires each pupil to have access to a computer or other internet enabled device. They will each get a different random set of questions, and at the end you can see how they did in the results table. This is great for spicing up an activity as it adds an element of competition to the work.
Get them to set a high number of questions, such as 100, and then get students to answer as many as possible in 5 or 10 minutes. Have a prize for the one with the highest point score (awarding accuracy and speed).
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