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Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free simplifying expressions worksheet of 35 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the simplifying expressions worksheet contains 27 skills-based simplifying expressions questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 4 applied simplifying expressions questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style simplifying expressions questions
  • Answers and a mark scheme for all simplifying expressions 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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Simplifying expressions at a glance

 

Simplifying expressions begins by combining like terms beginning with linear expressions, then using the exponents (indices) to help recognise like terms and using their coefficients.

 

There are also questions on expanding brackets, using the distributive property over a single bracket and on using double brackets. Order of operations is also useful for this topic.

 

Simplifying algebraic expressions worksheets moves onto factorising expressions to allow for simplification of algebraic fractions by using common factors of the numerator and denominator.

 

GCSE resources worksheets

 

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional algebra worksheets , for example a simultaneous equations worksheet or factorising worksheet.

 

For more teaching and learning support on Algebra our GCSE maths lessons provide step by step support for all GCSE maths concepts. Topics include algebraic expressions, linear equations, quadratic equations and algebraic fractions.

 

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