GCSE Maths 9-1 Foundation Tips & Tricks!

GCSE Maths 9-1 Foundation Tips & Tricks!

This 4 page resource is aimed at GCSE Maths students sitting the 9-1 Exam, It features worked examples/tips of topics such as: Equations Expanding single and double brackets Factorising Indices y = mx+c (Parallel lines and gradients) Mean, Mode, Median and Range And Venn Diagram notation It also features a full comprehensive sheet regarding Formulas that need to be memorised for the new spec, estimates of the grade boundaries and what to aim for and an array of tips and tricks that Foundation students can follow to help improve their exam performance. If you are a tutor/pupil and want to view some other resources that are similar: Grade 7-9 Tips and Resources (FREE): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-maths-9-1-exam-tips-and-revision-help-grade-7-9-11936448 General exam tips for all abilties sitting the 9-1 Specimen (FREE): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-maths-9-1-keywords-and-exam-tips-and-tricks-11934976 GCSE Maths Calc Paper 2H (FREE): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-maths-9-1-practise-paper-2h-11934418 GCSE Maths Non-Calc Challenging (Grade 7-9) Exam Paper (£1): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-9-1-maths-tricky-exam-paper-grade-7-11938664
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GCSE 9-1 Maths TRICKY Exam Paper (Grade 7+)

GCSE 9-1 Maths TRICKY Exam Paper (Grade 7+)

A GCSE Maths exam paper which is designed to be more challenging than your average GCSE Maths paper and is aimed at students who are aiming for grades 7/8 or 9 (MODEL SOLUTIONS ARE ALSO INCLUDED) And as a thank you for downloading this I will email you another resource for free :) There are 15 questions with a total of 60 marks and it can be used as either an exam paper for revision or as a worksheet in class or on your own to tackle trickier grade7-9 questions. The questions have been picked from topics such as: Circles and the equation of the centre and finding the radius Surds and Rationalising The Quadratic formula Completing the Square Quadratic & Geometric series Algebraic Proofs Quadratic Inequalities Transformations of graphs Functions I hope this resource is helpful for you in your studies, If there are any questions or emails regarding the questions and paper please leave me a message/comment and i’ll get to it ASAP. Please be sure to leave a review and feedback as it helps me improve my resources!
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Algebra worksheets (with solutions)

Algebra worksheets (with solutions)

Three worksheets on expanding single and double brackets and factorising algebraic expressions. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Algebra worksheet (with solutions)

Algebra worksheet (with solutions)

A worksheet on expanding single and double brackets and factorising algebraic expressions. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Algebra Tiles

Algebra Tiles

I’ve used this when introducing factorising quadratics and have found it very useful for pupils as they are able to visual the process. On the back side is the -x^2 and -x and -1 . Any feedback is welcome!
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Working With Algebra

Working With Algebra

Having been asked to help some students (Years 9 and 10) who lacked confidence in class I decided to write these four sheets that we will go through together; the questions are designed to get increasingly difficult and to encourage questions and discussion. There are also various answers for some of the questions, another chance for a mathematical discussion. Topics covered include simplifying expressions, indices, expanding brackets (and therefore factorising) and basic algebraic fractions. The questions are varied in the hope of not allowing students to get into a rut and answer without thinking carefully. I have also introduced the word and symbol “identity”. I hope it is useful.
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Algebra worksheets (with solutions)

Algebra worksheets (with solutions)

Three worksheets on the following topics: expanding brackets, factorising expressions containing powers and expanding the product of two brackets. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Equations and formulae worksheets (with solutions)

Equations and formulae worksheets (with solutions)

Five worksheets on the following topics: multiplying out brackets, factorising algebraic expressions, equations with brackets, equations with fractions and rearranging formulae. Detailed solutions are provided, From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Solving quadratic equations worksheets (with solutions)

Solving quadratic equations worksheets (with solutions)

Three worksheets on solving quadratic equations. In the first two worksheets equations are solved by using the quadratic formula and in the third worksheet equations are solved by using factorisation . Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Factorising polynomials worksheets (with solutions)

Factorising polynomials worksheets (with solutions)

Three worksheets on factorising polynomials covering different cases: extracting a common factor, difference of two squares, perfect square, quadratic factorisation. Detailed solutions are provided. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html
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Factorising 1 (Loop Cards)

Factorising 1 (Loop Cards)

I love to start one-to-one tutorials/interventions with a loop card activity. They are also excellent when working with small groups or as a starter or plenary for a whole class. To see all the available loop-card topics click 👉 tes.com/…/More Loop Cards….<hr>This particular set of cards allows students to practise factorising two terms in which the HCF is a single number. Note that the questions have been carefully selected so that they provide good coverage of this sub-topic and so that the opportunities for students to guess answers are minimised.<hr>Colour coding: All my loop cards are colour-coded to indicate the approximate level of the questions: KS2 – red and orange KS3/GCSE Foundation – orange and green GCSE Higher – green, blue and purple<hr>Further information: In this download there are four sets of similar cards and a student chooses one of the sets and sorts them into order by answering the questions. Then they try to do it faster using a different set, which has the same questions, but a different sort order 😃 My favourite use of loop cards is for two students to have different versions of the cards and race each other. They then check their answers, shuffle, swap packs and race again (quickest overall time wins). More instructions are included in the download. Cut out card size is approx. 65 x 90 mm.<hr>👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬. If the rate-resource button on this page doesn’t work, then go to your ratings page by clicking 👉 www.tes.com/…/rate-resources…
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Factorising 3 (Loop Cards)

Factorising 3 (Loop Cards)

I love to start one-to-one tutorials/interventions with a loop card activity. They are also excellent when working with small groups or as a starter or plenary for a whole class. To see all the available loop-card topics click 👉 tes.com/…/More Loop Cards….<hr>This particular set of cards allows students to practise factorising two terms in which the HCF is a letter. Note that the questions have been carefully selected so that they provide good coverage of this sub-topic and so that the opportunities for students to guess answers are minimised.<hr>Colour coding: All my loop cards are colour-coded to indicate the approximate level of the questions: KS2 – red and orange KS3/GCSE Foundation – orange and green GCSE Higher – green, blue and purple<hr>Further information: In this download there are four sets of similar cards and a student chooses one of the sets and sorts them into order by answering the questions. Then they try to do it faster using a different set, which has the same questions, but a different sort order 😃 My favourite use of loop cards is for two students to have different versions of the cards and race each other. They then check their answers, shuffle, swap packs and race again (quickest overall time wins). More instructions are included in the download. Cut out card size is approx. 65 x 90 mm.<hr>👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬. If the rate-resource button on this page doesn’t work, then go to your ratings page by clicking 👉 www.tes.com/…/rate-resources…
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Completing the Square 1 (Loop Cards)

Completing the Square 1 (Loop Cards)

I love to start one-to-one tutorials/interventions with a loop card activity. They are also excellent when working with small groups or as a starter or plenary for a whole class. To see all the available loop-card topics click 👉 tes.com/…/More Loop Cards….<hr>This particular set of cards allows students to practise Completing the Square for which the coefficient of the squared term is ‘1’. Note that the questions have been carefully selected so that they provide good coverage of this sub-topic and so that the opportunities for students to guess answers are minimised.<hr>Colour coding: All my loop cards are colour-coded to indicate the approximate level of the questions: KS2 – red and orange KS3/GCSE Foundation – orange and green GCSE Higher – green, blue and purple<hr>Further information: In this download there are four sets of similar cards and a student chooses one of the sets and sorts them into order by answering the questions. Then they try to do it faster using a different set, which has the same questions, but a different sort order 😃 My favourite use of loop cards is for two students to have different versions of the cards and race each other. They then check their answers, shuffle, swap packs and race again (quickest overall time wins). More instructions are included in the download. Cut out card size is approx. 65 x 90 mm.<hr>👍If you like this resource, then please rate it and/or leave a comment💬. If the rate-resource button on this page doesn’t work, then go to your ratings page by clicking 👉 www.tes.com/…/rate-resources…
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Maths A Level Complete Year 2 Notes and Examples (Pure, Statistics and Mechanics)

Maths A Level Complete Year 2 Notes and Examples (Pure, Statistics and Mechanics)

This great value bundle contains complete notes and examples for all of the year 2 topics of the new linear maths A Level. You will receive 20 booklets in total: 12 for pure, 3 for statistics and 5 for mechanics. They are structured in the order of the Edexcel textbooks but would be suitable for any exam board. Separate teacher booklets are included for each topic with detailed worked solutions to the examples. Try before you buy! Get a free sample chapter here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/maths-a-level-year-2-mechanics-applications-of-forces-11925137
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Algebraic Fractions Lesson Sequence

Algebraic Fractions Lesson Sequence

A sequence of lessons on algebraic fractions which includes: Simplifying Algebraic Fractions Adding & Subtracting Algebraic Fractions Multiplying & Dividing Algebraic Fractions Solving Algebraic Fraction Equations Differentiated exercises. Fully customisable powerpoint.
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Edexcel A Level Maths Year 2 Pure Notes and Examples

Edexcel A Level Maths Year 2 Pure Notes and Examples

This great value bundle contains comprehensive notes and examples covered the entire pure maths content for year 2 of the new Edexcel linear specification. Each chapter has a student booklet with spaces for them to fill in the solutions to the examples and a teacher booklet with detailed solutions provided.
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