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# Variables, constants, operators

We have provided 10 tasks for students to work through in order to help them practice their skills with variables, constants and operators.

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Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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##### Fill in the gaps

Students are given a piece of text with a number of key words removed. The key words appear in a table above the text. They need to replace the words correctly back into the text.

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Students are given an exam style question to answer. They are also given a set of key words to incorporate into their answer.

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##### Reduce it

Students are given a section of theory. They pick out the 20 most important words. They are then asked to reduce these to the 8 they consider to be the most important. A great task for really getting them to concentrate and think about the text in front of them.

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Students are given a number of different statements relating to this topic. They have to decide whether the statement is true or false and place a tick in the correct box.

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##### Identify the question

Students are given the answer to a number of questions. Their task is to identify what the original question might have been.

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##### 100 words

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##### Key terms

Starter or plenary. A good activity to encourage teamwork. Students compete in groups to identify as many key terms as possible.

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##### Matching statements

On the left-hand side is a set of terms. On the right-hand side is a set of statements or definitions. Students are asked to draw a line to matchup the correct term and statement.

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