# Expanding Brackets Worksheet

• Section 1 of the algebraic expressions worksheet contains 27 skills-based expanding brackets, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 3 applied expanding brackets questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style expanding brackets questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all expanding brackets questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Expanding brackets at a glance

The practice questions on the expanding brackets worksheet cover all aspects of expanding brackets. They begin with expanding single brackets. This is done by multiplying the term outside the brackets by everything inside the brackets. Questions then move on to expanding double brackets. This is done by multiplying everything in the first bracket by everything in the second bracket. Expanding double brackets usually results in quadratic expressions which require simplifying by collecting like terms.

The extension of expanding brackets is expanding triple brackets. This is done by multiplying the first bracket by the product of the other two brackets. A good understanding of indices, order of operations and negative numbers is useful throughout expanding brackets.

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