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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Manipulate polynomials algebraically, including expanding brackets and collecting like terms, factorisation and simple algebraic division; use of the factor theorem. Simplify rational expressions, including by factorising and cancelling, and algebraic division (by linear expressions only)".

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- Algebragons Find the missing expressions in these partly completed algebraic arithmagon puzzles.
- Algebraic Fractions A mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications.
- Algebraic Notation Simplification using the normal conventions of algebra.
- Brackets Expand algebraic expressions containing brackets and simplify the resulting expression in this self marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 1 and 2 Learn how to remove brackets from simple algebraic expressions. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 3 to 5 Learn how to multiply the terms inside a pair of brackets by the term outside. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 6 to 8 Expand a pair of brackets using the clown's face method. This video is to help you do the online, self-marking exercise.
- Brackets Levels 9 and 10 The final video showing how algebraic expressions containing brackets can be simplified.
- Collecting Like Terms Practise your algebraic simplification skills with this self marking exercise.
- Collecting Like Terms Video If you have forgotten what collecting like terms means watch this video for a quick refresher.
- Factorising Practise the skills of algebraic factorisation in this structured online self marking exercise.
- Pascal's Triangle Get to know this famous number pattern with some revealing learning activities
- Polynomial Division Practise dividing one algebraic expression by another in this set of exercises.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*Multiply out and simplify:*" ... more - "
*Find the highest common factor of the following two expressions:*" ... more - "
*Simplify then find the square root of this expression:*" ... more - "
*(a) Simplify the following expression.*" ... more - "
*Factorise the following expression*" ... more - "
*The expression below can be written as a single fraction in the form \( \frac{a-bx}{x^2-25} \) where \(a\) and \(b\) are integers.*" ... more - "
*The function \(f\) is defined as \(f(x) = 12x^3 - 5x^2 -11x + 6 \).*" ... more

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