## KS2 Algebra

Algebra is only taught in Year 6 and will be tested in SAT’s, Grammar School and 11+ entrance exams.

**Subjects covered include:**

- Simple formulae – for example knowing that “
**a + 21 = 21 + a**“

- Solving simple equations – for example solving “
**2a + 6 = 20**“

- Descriptions in English which have to be decoded into algebra (see below)

**An 11+ algebra questions could be along these lines…**

*Q1: To rent a car costs £45 for insurance and £22 per day. Write a formula that describes the total cost of hiring a car for “d” days, then solve it for someone renting a car for eleven days.*

*Q2: Sally rented a car and it cost her £155 in total. For how many days did she rent a car?*