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Variables, constants, operators

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10 Tasks

We have provided 10 tasks for students to work through in order to help them practice their skills with variables, constants and operators.

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Workbook and Answers

Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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Fill in the gaps

Students are given a piece of text with a number of key words removed. The key words appear in a table above the text. They need to replace the words correctly back into the text.

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Construct an answer

Students are given an exam style question to answer. They are also given a set of key words to incorporate into their answer.

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Reduce it

Students are given a section of theory. They pick out the 20 most important words. They are then asked to reduce these to the 8 they consider to be the most important. A great task for really getting them to concentrate and think about the text in front of them.

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Tick the answers

Students are given a number of different statements relating to this topic. They have to decide whether the statement is true or false and place a tick in the correct box.

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Identify the question

Students are given the answer to a number of questions. Their task is to identify what the original question might have been.

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100 words

Students have exactly 100 words to summarise the key points about this topic

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Key terms

Starter or plenary. A good activity to encourage teamwork. Students compete in groups to identify as many key terms as possible.

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Matching statements

On the left-hand side is a set of terms. On the right-hand side is a set of statements or definitions. Students are asked to draw a line to matchup the correct term and statement.

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You are the teacher

Students work in small groups to prepare a lesson on this topic. They are provided with information and tips about the tasks they need to prepare.

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