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### Getting the balance right

In this article for primary teachers, Ems shares some common misconceptions surrounding the equals sign, and suggests ways to help learners develop their understanding.

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Getting the balance right

In this article for primary teachers, Ems shares some common misconceptions surrounding the equals sign, and suggests ways to help learners develop their understanding.

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Sweetie Box

Max and Bryony both have a box of sweets. What do you know about the number of sweets they each have?

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The Number Jumbler

The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how?

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Different Deductions

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

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Making Algebra Rich

Lynne suggests activities which support the development of primary children's algebraic thinking.

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What's X got to do with it?

By following through the threads of algebraic thinking discussed in this article, we can ensure that children's mathematical experiences follow a continuous progression.

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Shape Products

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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Perimeter Expressions

Create some shapes by combining two or more rectangles. What can you say about the areas and perimeters of the shapes you can make?

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Your number was...

Think of a number and follow my instructions. Tell me your answer, and I'll tell you what you started with! Can you explain how I know?