This video from Aljazeera explains the origins of Algebra and how important it is for us today.

When you’ve watched the video try these questions.

Here is a complete lesson with 18 activities and some exam questions at the end to see if you have understood.

Drag the numbers to the right place in the Venn Diagram. If the number is in both sets, make sure to place it in the intersection, where the sets overlap. If the number is not in either set, place it in the box at the bottom.

Drag each statement to the correct box.

This activity is based on an original idea in “Thinking Through Mathematics. Strategies for Teaching and Learning. Maths4Life”, published by the National Research and Development Centre.

This quiz has been doing the rounds on social media. Apologies to the author, but I can’t credit you as I don’t know who you are!

A very common mistake in maths exams is to forget to label the axes of a graph. Here are 10 graphs without labels on the y axis. Can you use your skill and judjement to work out what they should be? Click on the graph to enlarge it.

#### multiply brackets

How to multiply brackets

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For those of you revising for Paper 2 and 3Â  GCSE Maths then this site is a must. You will find predicted papers that have been carefully written considering what topics have already been tested in Paper 1. You get immediate feedback on your answers and can see what grade you would potentially get if you do the same in the real exam. If you get stuck there are video explanations of each question. A great way to revise.

This puzzle has become very popular on social media. Why not share it on your page and see if your friends can get it right?

Here is the solution.

#### howmanytriangles

The solution to the “How many triangles?” puzzle.

A useful video from UKmathsteacher.

#### GCSE Tutorial Plotting Quadratic Graphs Higher and Foundation)

This channel is managed by up and coming UK maths teachers. Videos designed for the site by Steve Blades, retired Youtuber and owner of m4ths.com to assist learning in UK classrooms. Designed for the Edexcel spec but applicable to AQA, OCR,MEI and WJEC.

#### Mixed transformations GCSE Maths

This is a quick walk-through of a GCSE maths exam question.

Many FE students are preparing to take GCSE maths and are taking the new 9-1 syllabus for the first time. This document tells you exactly what you can expect if you are taking Edexcel.

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Here you can find practice exam papers. The best way to revise is to practice questions then mark them yourself to find out where you are making mistakes.

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