Algebra in the primary curriculum

Variables - sixth class

Content for sixth class

The child should be enabled to

  • Explore the concept of a variable in the context of simple patterns, tables and simple formulae and substitute values for variables?
    Identify and discuss simple formulae from other strands e.g. d = 2 x r; a = l x w?
    Substitute values into formulae and into symbolic rules developed from number patterns.