Chapters

Introduction

Welcome

Learning objectives

Why do I need algebra?

Using letters for numbers

What is a pronumeral?

What is a constant?

What is an expression?

What is an equation?

What is a coefficient?

What is a term?

WOW YOU TALK FAST!

Hello Kissy-Kissy!

Bunk beds in maths?!

Square apples?!

Floaty numbers?!

What is the sum?

What is the difference?

What is the product?

What is the quotient?

Example 1

Example 2

Final words

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The language of algebra

Algebra (Year 8)

Year 8

I love teaching algebra! This video looks at introducing the language of algebra. All those stupid terms made up by Barry. Pronumeral, variable, constant, expression, equation, coefficient, sum, product, quotient, difference and so much more. I love to use a story which includes kissing, prison guards and bunk beds to show that algebra isn't that hard! It can be funny and fun. Worked examples will help you understand what I mean ... and the difference in my teaching!

Published: Oct. 5, 2021

Length: 21 mins and 49 seconds

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