How to write Expressions
The letters and numbers in an expression are known as terms (see above for the definitions) for example, 5a + 6, "5a" and "6" are terms. An expression is a collection of terms, for example 2a+3a or 4g2g+g.
Example 1
Have a go at the questions on the right on simplifying algebraic expressions. Make sure to read the questions carefully!


Example 2Revise using the EdPuzzle activity below based on algebraic expressions.
The video will pause when a question is asked allowing you to answer the question. If you're unsure about any of the questions or answers, please speak to your maths teacher.
Example 3Pens at a stationery company are packaged in 6s and rulers are packaged in boxes of 10.
A teacher orders a pack of pens and a pack of rulers. Write an expression for the total number of pens and rulers ordered. How to Solve:

