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Strand 4 Ordinary Level Algebra

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  • Algebra is the lifeblood and the natural language of Mathematics and provides a perfect link between number, geometry, trigonometry and functions. It would be impossible to formulate and solve real-world problems without algebraic notation. Students are first introduced to representing numbers with letters and then they are taught how to convert problems into algebraic equations which can be solved by means of well-known techniques. Students are taught how to solve simultaneous, quadratic and cubic equations and then extend their knowledge to the solution of inequalities. Searching for roots by trial and error and the use of synthetic division is also covered in this strand.

  • Having completed this course students will be able to:

    • Solve linear simultaneous equations with 2 unknowns

    • Factorise expressions of order 2

    • Form quadratic equations with given roots

    • Solve one linear equation and one equation of order 2 with two unknowns

    • Solve basic inequalities

    • Interpret the solutions of simple simultaneous equations

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Modules List( 5 )
  • Module 1: Expressions and Formulae
    • Factorising quadratics
    • Factorising – Difference of two squares
    • Expanding brackets (grid method)
    • Expanding brackets (FOIL method)
    • Expanding any two brackets
    • Rearranging simple formulae
    • Rearranging simple formulae - 2 steps
    • Rearranging formulae with squares and square roots
    • Rearranging formulae new subject appearing twice
  • Module 2: Solving Equations
    • Equations with linear functions in the denominator
    • Quadratic equations using the formula
    • Quadratic equations non unitary x squared
    • Quadratic equations both brackets the same sign
    • Quadratic equations brackets with different signs
    • Quadratic equations that have to be rearranged
    • From roots to functions
    • Solving simultaneous equations graphically
    • Simultaneous equations both negative signs
    • Simultaneous equations negative and positive signs
    • Simultaneous equations both positive
    • Equations with indices
    • Non-linear simultaneous equations
  • Module 3: Inequalities
    • Finding inequalities from shaded regions
    • Solving linear inequalities with fractions
  • Module 4: Complex Numbers
    • Manipulating complex numbers and the complex conjugate
    • The Argand Diagram and Modulus
    • The meaning of i
    • Patterns with imaginary numbers
  • Strand 4 Ordinary Level Algebra Assessment
    • Strand 4 Ordinary Level Algebra Assessment
  • Resource: Examination Material Archive
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 3: Inequalities
Learn more about inequalities.
Topics List ( 1 )
Strand 4 Ordinary Level Algebra Assessment
Learn more about algebra.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Advance Learning

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  • Certification


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  • Reward

    50 Pts

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