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

Basic Maths Concepts for GCSE with ANSWERS

Great mix of practice questions on : Simple Algebra Calculating times Standard Form Changing the Subject of the Formula Ratios Percentage Increase Exchange rates Percentages Useful from Years 9-11. Can be give as homework

Formula Activity KS3

This activity provides a good introduction to formulae for KS3 students, meeting the following objectives from the mathematics curriculum: Use and interpret algebraic notation Substitute numerical values into formulae and expressions Understand and use standard mathematical formulae Model situations or procedures by translating them into algebraic expressions or formulae

Print out for Linear and Curved Lines y=mx + c

For printing out for students to complete table for formula, and then to draw the line on the graph. Suggest print twice so students have two graph spaces to draw all the lines. perhaps linear on one side and curved on the other.

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

Rearranging formulae (introductory) worksheet (with solutions)

An introductory worksheet on rearranging formulae to change the subject. Solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Rearranging Formulae Jigsaw Puzzle - Changing the subject of a formula Tarsia

A rearranging formulas for higher tier sets puzzle. Solutions included. Leaving a rating if you have used is always appreciated - thanks.

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

Year Six - Autumn, Spring and Sum 1 (Follows order of White Rose)

All teaching slides for Autumn and Spring and Sum 1. Influenced by recent maths hub CPD training and mastery/CPA approach to teaching mathematics. Includes reasoning and problem solving activities to explore, model and discuss in order to teach the underlying mathematical concepts. Follows ORDER of White Rose teaching guidance. Join the Facebook group ‘mastering primary maths’ for preview lessons in the files section :)

Quadratic Formula - Solving Quadratic Equations Puzzle Activity

Students must solve twelve quadratic formulas, some that will require rearranging to reveal the code. A prize for first to finish is always motivating! Solutions are included.

Mathematics - 9-1 - GCSE - Unit 02 - Algebra (Indices, Factorising, Equations, Sequences, Formulae)

Mathematics 9-1 questions for Year 09 and 10 GCSE - Unit 02 covers: Algebraic indices Expanding and Factorising Equations Formulae Linear sequences Non-linear sequences More expanding and Factorising Problem-solving Checkup Strengthen Extend Knowledge check Unit Test

Inquiry: n cube sponge.

A 15-minute Mathematical Inquiry Assessment Item for Junior and Middle Secondary.

Maths-Algebra-Code breaking - Team work- Activity- KS3 or KS4 - Changing the subject-Coefficients

A brilliant resource that incorporates: Algebra, rearranging equations, changing the subject in equations, applying algebra to a problem, team work. I made this resource and got offered a job when I did a job interview. They said it was the best planned and most engaging lesson they had ever seen. Keep it up your sleeve for an observation from your Head of Department or even better OFSTED. Mission cards should be printed backed and laminated and the resource can be re-used over and over. The task involves simple algebra, changing the subject, positive and negative numbers.

Inquiry: Colour your Cube.

A 15-minute Mathematical Inquiry Assessment Item for Junior and Middle Secondary.

Forming Equations and Substitution (KS3)

Aimed at lower ability KS3 Forming basic linear equations and substituting values in.

Forming & Solving Equations KS3

Variety of questions and practice solving equations. Individual, paired and group work all included with Kagan Activities.

Year 6 Maths SAT Final Test

Do you want to assess your students achievements in Mathematics and see whether they are ready to move up to Secondary? Then this is the perfect resource, which determines whether students have met the end of year expectations for Year 6.

Median Maths Centre selected worksheets

Various worksheets made by “Median maths centre” who no longer seem to exist. Some of these are great. Contents of each pdf listed below: Number: Missing Zero (place value) 2, 5, 10 (simple multiplication) Which times table? (multiplication) Which numbers? (multiply/add) Divisorgrams 1, Divisorgrams 3a (factors/multiples) Power Problems 1 (powers) Alg-Expressions (algebraic expressions): Building expressions 1 (“flow diagrams” is the topic name given, but it’s really more function machines) Fairly long worms (“flow diagrams” or function machines) Five two (“flow models” or function machines) Spider (substitution) Writing expressions (notation / symbols) Translation (notation / symbols) Linear eqns (linear equations): The Game Solve it (bar models) Equation steps Unjumbling Seq (sequences): Stick Patterns 3 Bracketneed (brackets) 4 in a line (coordinates) Probability: Different Red/yellow balls Area: Thirds 2 congruent halves

Changing the Subject / Rearranging Formulae KS3/KS4

Lesson plan, lesson presentation and formula sheet included.

Factorising quadratics (including special cases) worksheets (with solutions)

Three worksheet on factorising quadratics including the special cases of perfect squares and difference of two squares. Good for GCSE/IGCSE students. Detailed solutions are provided.From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Multiplying brackets worksheets (with solutions)

Four worksheets on multiplying two or three brackets with linear factors. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Multiplying three brackets worksheet no 2 (with solutions)

A worksheet on multiplying three brackets with linear factors. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Multiplying three brackets worksheet (with solutions)

A worksheet on multiplying three brackets with linear factors. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Mathematics 9-1 Revision Questions - Perimeter, Area, Volume, Fractions, Indices, Congruence, Algebr

Revision Questions for Year 07 - Units 17-20 – Perimeter, Area, Volume, Fractions, Indices, Congruence Algebra

Huge Bank of KS3 Algebra Starters

A huge bank of 13 KS3 starters on KS3 Algebra Topics. Topics included are: Solving Equations, Simplifying and Writing Expressions, Formulae and Sequences/Nth term. Excellent to help students make a good start to the lesson and as a plenary activity. I also used these with my form group as brain teasers and a check of their Maths skills.

Factorising perfect squares worksheet (with solutions)

A worksheet on factorising quadratic expressions which are perfect squares. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Unit 2H Algebra - Formulae - Higher 2-4

Hi folks, firstly I just wanted to say thanks to TES and all those who are sharing their fantastic resources. All I have done is utilised some of these resources and made a flipchart with a humble contribution from myself. Some of you will recognise parts of your resources embedded in the flip. I have TEEPED the lesson as well. The lesson has been created with reference to the new edexcel GCSE 9-1 grade boundaries.Please feel free to ameliorate it further.

Pythagorean Tree Lesson, accessible from Y6 to Y13 !!

This lesson introduces the patterns and maths behind the amazing Pythagorean Tree. Print off the worksheet and dotted paper (make sure the printer option has no scaling then the dots remain as 5mm) Start the lesson by showing the ppt. At a basic level the lesson is to follow the procedure and draw the tree. The higher level is to fill in the worksheet and spot the patterns and make predictions. The optional top level is to find the formulas. Either way, the lesson provides a great introduction to fractuals and produces some accessible and interesting sequences.

Algebra: Writing Problems in Algebra Exam Questions

These are exam questions on writing problems in algebra. I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent lesson on the topic. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-writing-problems-using-or-in-algebra-expressions-equations-and-formula-resources-11324784 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

Algebra: Substitution Exam Questions (with Answers)

These are exam questions on substitution. I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent lesson on this. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-substitution-into-expressions-and-formula-lots-of-resources-11278957 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

Algebra: Simultaneous Equations Exam Questions

These are exam questions on simultaneous equations. I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent bundle on the topic. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-simultaneous-equations-bundle-3-lessons-11402511 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

Algebra: Simplifying, Expanding Quadratics, Factorising Exam Questions

These are exam questions on simplifying in algebra. This is aimed at higher tier students, so involves areas like factorising quadratics, index rules etc… I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent lesson algebraic fractions. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-algebraic-fractions-factorising-worksheet-11508641 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

Quadratic formula worksheet no 2 (with solutions)

A worksheet on solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com.cy/p/worksheet-shop.html

Algebra: Perimeter and Forming Equations Exam Questions (with Answers)

These are exam questions on perimeter and forming equations. I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent lesson on forming equations. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/algebra-forming-and-solving-equations-resources-aiming-at-levels-7-9-11908417 NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

AQA GCSE (9-1) Foundation/Higher Maths Equations to learn

These are the maths equations students must learn for their GCSE Maths examinations. The equations are explained on ways to apply them on a question.

Angles in polygons, including exterior and exterior; Angles within circles; Pictures, Videos and Worksheets

This is a bundle of 6 of my resources regarding angles! 5 documents are generators, which means at the click of any button you are able to generate a new worksheet. This provides a calm atmosphere in learning, familiarity in resources for students and can demonstrate progress over time. 3 of these documents are worksheet generators, which require students to find angles within polygons by viewing the polygons themselves. The easiest worksheet just regards triangles and straight lines. The medium worksheet involves quadrilaterals, simple algebra, and straight lines. Whereas the last worksheet involves a multitude of polygons. Each come with a supporting tab call a ‘cheat sheet’, containing an answer for every question listed on a separate bit of paper. These can be individually cut up and folded along the dotted line to act as supporting answers, You can use thesse at your discretion to support the least able, enabling these worksheets to be low access high challenge. Furthermore, another of these documents also requires you to find missing angles and lengths within various polygons by using algebra. Helpfully there is are hints which can either be included, or not included on the sheet, as they are on the sheet’s extremities so can easily can be cut off. Another worksheet regards angles, but this time they are entirely worded question. Testing students knowledge on exterior angles as well as interior angles this time. Finally the last document is a powerpoint involving 5 videos of me hand drawing different circle theorems. Each of the videos are silent but supported by questioning on the screen. This has proved to be a very useful tool in maximising student engagement, and getting the students to come up with the questions and answers themselves whilst watching the video, whilst you are able to help individuals or manage behaviour as required. Each of the videos, has futher suggestion points, and each can be paused and resumed at a pace that suits your class. Please review if you found useful :)

Algebra: Formula Exam Questions

These are exam questions on Formula, looking at different questions with the main focus being the higher tier. I predominantly use these for either homework or revision. Do view my excellent lesson on re-arranging formula. NOTE: Feel free to browse my shop for more excellent free and premium resources, and as always please rate and feedback, thank you.

Indices worksheet no 6 (with solutions)

A worksheet on finding the value of an unknown variable in expressions with indices. A practice on laws of indices, negative and fractional indices. Good for GCSE/IGCSE students. Detailed solutions are included. From https://placeformath.blogspot.com/p/worksheet-shop.html

Substitution Matching Activity

Set of 3 differentiated matching card activities. Students to complete the sum on the card and put cards into groups based on them all having the same answer.