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## GCSE Foundation Algebra Skill Drill 1

#### Published on November 10, 2015

This pack contains a series of 5 worksheets (with accompanying solutions).

Each worksheet includes 15 questions, one on each of the following topics:

1. Collecting like terms (+/-)

2. Simplifying simple expressions ()

3. Expanding a single bracket

4. Expanding two single brackets and simplifying the result

5. Factorising a simple expression

6. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (+/-)

7. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (⨉)

8. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (÷)

9. Solving ‘two-step’ equations

10. Solving ‘two-step’ equations with a bracket

11. Solving ‘three-step’ equations (letters on both sides)

12. Solving ‘two-step’ inequalities

13. Specifying values that satisfy an ‘open’ inequality

14. Specifying values that satisfy a ‘closed’ inequality

15. Representing an inequality on a number line

HOW COULD I USE A SKILL DRILL?

That’s entirely up to you! Below are some suggestions though:

• Over a week or two to check progress as you ‘attack’ these topics in lessons

• As a diagnostic tool with a new group

• Set as a homework

• As a starter activity once a week to check skill retention after covering these

skills.

WHO IS THIS SKILL DRILL FOR?

This Skill Drill is primarily targeted at Foundation GCSE students aiming for a C. Although few of the included skills in this particular drill are ‘Grade C skills’ in and of themselves, they are still common weaknesses for such students.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

The included student tracker is ideal to allow students to track their own progress on each topic across the 5 drills.