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?