ICT has many interesting approaches and resources to offer to the teaching of algebra. Spreadsheets in particular offer many opportunities to explore sequences, multiple representations and formulae in quick and accessible ways.

When used with an interactive whiteboard there are many opportunities given by ICT to display and discuss ideas in algebra, especially when used in conjunction with the ability to hide and reveal answers.

The resources are divided into the two sub-strands of algebra. Research from the ICT pilot 'Improving learning in mathematics' has shown that these resources work best when the teacher has thoroughly planned their use in a lesson.

Algebra activities: