Laptop wrap – expanding on algebra

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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Students make a presentation on the index laws, investigate the visual representation of the binomial expansions and design an acronym to help recall the special products. 

NSW syllabus outcomes

(MA5.2-7NA) applies index laws to operate with algebraic expressions involving integer indices

(MA5.2-6NA) simplifies algebraic fractions, and expands and factorises quadratic expressions

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACMNA212) Extend and apply the index laws to variables, using positive integer indices and the zero index

(ACMNA213) Apply the distributive law to the expansion of algebraic expressions, including binomials, and collect like terms where appropriate

(ACMNA233) Expand binomial products and factorise monic quadratic expressions using a variety of strategies

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Algebra, Indices
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 3 September 2018

Resource ID: b220522f-8259-4b97-9b7d-3d2ef96379ca