# Year 9 Algebra - School Use

## Year 9 Algebra - School Use

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This version of the resource is for **school use**. Teachers can facilitate, and load students from their class. If you are not using this resource in class, you should purchase the home use version.

### What you'll learn

Algebra is the part of mathematics that uses letters (e.g. *a,b,c,x,y*) to represent missing pieces of information. We can use algebra to find missing information and solve problems. Algebra also helps us spot patterns and find relationships in information.

Learning how to use algebra for yourself will help you in many areas of your life.

This resource covers all the things you need to know and be able to do for Year 9 Algebra. Here’s what you’ll learn in each section.

**Section 1: Patterns and relationships **

- what algebra is and why it is useful
- how to use diagrams and tables to find relationships between successive elements of number sequences
- how to create simple algebraic expressions to describe relationships in sequences.

**Section 2: The language of algebra**

- the basics of the language of algebra
- what algebraic expressions are
- how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with whole numbers and variables in algebraic expressions
- how to use operations with fractional numbers and integers and variables in algebraic expressions.

**Section 3: Equations **

- what equations are and why they are useful
- how to form and solve simple equations
- how to use equations to solve problems.

**Section 4: Graphs**

- what graphs are and how we can use them
- how to plot coordinates on graphs
- how to draw straight line graphs from tables
- how to plot simple linear equations.

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