A KS2 algebra lesson starter based around working out a formula This lesson starter on algebra, tells the story of an apple seller who is cold but can?t afford a scarf. However, she persuades the scarf seller to exchange a scarf for some apples. The scarf seller then goes and exchanges some of her scarves for a coat.

The story finishes by asking the audience, if you know how many apples get a scarf and how many scarves get a coat, how many apples will be needed to get a coat?

This programme is part of the KS2 Math Lesson Planning Pack on Algebra, which includes two lesson starters, one great lesson idea and a CPD discussion.

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