How to multiply brackets
For those of you revising for Paper 2 and 3 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.
Here is the solution.
The solution to the “How many triangles?” puzzle.
A useful video from UKmathsteacher.
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.
This is a quick walk-through of a GCSE maths exam question.
A helpful video by Mohammed Ladak
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.
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.
GCSE Maths revision tutorial video. For the full list of videos and more revision resources visit www.mathsgenie.co.uk.
The Sheaf Valley Maths Trail is a short walk starting outside Sheffield City College on Granville Road, along the footpath to Sheffield Station and the steel blade sculpture, behind the station to the steel steps and the amphitheatre, up the hill to the Cholera Monument and then back to college via Clay Wood. Along the way you will answer questions on many different aspects of mathematics. It is suitable for school groups, college students studying Functional Skills, home schoolers and their parents or anyone who would like to have a go!
Download the student booklet here. It is best printed as a booklet.
Topics touched on on the trail include
Reading a timetable
Calculating journey cost
Speed Distance Time calculations
Shape and Space
Estimating length and weight
Symmetry (Line and Rotational)
3 dimensional shape
Volume of a cuboid
Area of irregular shapes
Feel free to adapt the trail by missing out some questions and adding others to make it suitable for your students/pupils.
Split your group into teams of 3 or 4 people. Make sure less able students are paired with more able students. Each team will need a DIY tape measure, a large ball of string, a large protractor, a pencil and a calculator. You need to work out the logistics of ensuring there is someone to help at the various stopping points.
Tell your students to stay together, look after each other and take extra care when crossing roads. If this is a school/college outing you will need to fill in a risk assessment.
www.onmaths.com is an excellent new website to help you with your GCSE maths revision. You will find practice papers that tell you straight away if you have got each question right or wrong, and the graphic shows you what grade you are achieving. If you get stuck each question is explained on a video.
An informative video highlighting the importance of checking your calculations by estimation.
A great game from Transum to practice angle estimation.