A: Algebra

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use and interpret algebraic manipulation, including:

substitute numerical values into formulae and expressions, including scientific formulae

understand and use the concepts and vocabulary of expressions, equations, formulae, identities, inequalities, terms and factors

simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions (including those involving surds and algebraic fractions) by:

understand and use standard mathematical formulae; rearrange formulae to change the subject

know the difference between an equation and an identity; argue mathematically to show algebraic expressions are equivalent, and use algebra to support and construct arguments and proofs

where appropriate, interpret simple expressions as functions with inputs and outputs; interpret the reverse process as the ‘inverse function’; interpret the succession of two functions as a ‘composite function’ (the use of formal function notation is expected)