## Learning outcomes (By the end of this unit you should be able to...)

__Introducing algebra__- Understand the basic notation used in algebra

- Convert word problems to algebraic equations

__Manipulating algebraic expressions__- Add and subtract like terms

- Change from compact form to expanded form and vice versa

- Multiply variables raised to powers together

- Simplify fractions involving variables raised to powers

- Expand brackets with both a number and a variable on the outside

- Factorise expressions involving variables

**Solving algebraic equations**- Solve 1 step algebraic equations involving addition and subtraction

- Solve 1 step algebraic equations involving division and multiplication

- Solve multiple step algebraic equations