# Maths with Derek

For the whole of term 3 we will be studying towards the external algebra paper.

**The exam is on the 15th of September**

Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems

Apply algebraic procedures involves:

• selecting and using procedures in solving problems

• demonstrating knowledge of algebraic concepts and terms

• communicating solutions using appropriate mathematical symbols.

Relational thinking involves one or more of:

• selecting and carrying out a logical sequence of steps

• connecting different concepts and representations

• demonstrating understanding of concepts

• forming and using a model;

and also relating findings to a context, or communicating thinking using appropriate mathematical statements.

Extended abstract thinking involves one or more of:

• devising a strategy to investigate or solve a problem

• identifying relevant concepts in context

• developing a chain of logical reasoning, or proof

• forming a generalisation;

Achievement: Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems.

Achievement with Merit: Apply algebraic procedures, using relational thinking, in solving problems.

Achievement with Excellence: Apply algebraic procedures, using extended abstract thinking, in solving problems.