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Sep 012020

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

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

None of the great achievements of modern science would be possible without the mathematisation of science and the development of algebra. *Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi was a 9th-century Muslim mathematician and astronomer. *He is known as the “father of algebra”, a word derived from the title of his book, Kitab al-Jabr.

Apr 132020

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.

Jun 032018

On Maths

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.

Feb 282018

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 to assist learning in UK classrooms. Designed for the Edexcel spec but applicable to AQA, OCR,MEI and WJEC.


Feb 192018

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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