Algebra is a branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters or symbols to represent specific sets of numbers and values and their relationships to one another. Patterns are important in the early stages of the development of algebraic thinking. In the early years of elementary school, children will learn about patterns and sequences, and in later school years will start to gain a basic understanding of Algebra. Here you will find our selection of worksheets and learning resources to support Algebra learning.

Learning Algebra

In the early years of elementary school, children will learn about patterns and sequences, and in later school years will start to gain a basic understanding of Algebra.
In first grade, children will explore simple number sequences, such as a series that goes up by 2 or down by 5.
In second grade, children will continue exploring number sequences by understanding the number pattern of a series and completing the missing numbers. By the end of second grade, they will identify and explain patterns in numbers or arithmetic.
In third grade, children will explore advanced number sequences by understanding the number pattern of a series and completing the missing numbers. By the end of third grade, children will know to generate a shape or number pattern that follows a rule.
In fourth grade, children will explore advanced number sequences by understanding the number pattern of a series and completing the missing numbers.
In fifth grade, children will solve different types of algebraic equations. By the end of fifth grade, children will know to write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers, identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient), evaluate expressions at specific values of the variables of different formulas. They will Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions, e.g., 10 + 5y = 5(2 + y), and Write an inequality of the for x<c or x>c to represent a constraint or condition. They will also represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.