# Algebra - Forming Equations Crossnumber

Overall rating 4 out of 54.6 (7 ratings)

Last updated 12 March 2013, created 18 November 2011, viewed 3,716

Pupils must fill in the given crossnumber grid with numbers and then write clues in the form of equations which must be solved. A great crossnumber worksheet that is adaptable to different abilities and different types of algebra equations. This is suitable to be used as a main activity or as revision. Ideal for KS3 and KS4 students.

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Superb resource. Great for demonstrating higher order skills.

from Pete Temperton, 27 November 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Good resource for solving equations, but not for the named 'forming' equations aspect.

from garethnorbury, 07 March 2012
(report comment) 3 out of 5

I think this is an excellent resource, it requires students to really understand the process of solving equations by asking them to form some with specific answers. It is simple to differentiate as you can set different criteria for what the equations should contain e.g. one step, unknowns on both sides. This would be an engaging resource to use as a main activity or in a revision lesson on solving equations. You could then get students to rub out the numbers in their grid, swap with a partner and complete the cross number by solving the equations! Thank you for sharing.

from laura.reeshughes, 25 January 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I agree, this is a cracking idea - simple and really effective. Its got HOTS written all over it by challenging the pupils to stretch themselves rather than just do whatever the teacher comes up with. Good work Nottcl (and Mr Barton for highlighting it to us)

from Piers Butler, 15 January 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Not sure what planet anyone is on who would give this 1 star. Revolutionary resources? If anyone has seen one let me know. Great simple resource that students of all ability can use. Revolutionary no, Excellent yes.

from markhquinn, 22 December 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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