# Tagged: GCSE

## AQA 90 problems to solve- perfect for 9-1 Maths GCSE

AQA have recently released their ’90 problems’ to support teachers in delivering the problem-solving element of the new 9-1 maths GCSE. It’s a rebranding of the 90 problems they released to support the teaching of Further Maths GCSE in 2008. There a number of issues with many of the diagrams on the newer version, so I’ve attached the 2008 version...

## Six things you need to know about the new maths GCSE- OCR video

GCSE maths reform- six things you need to know

## You’ve never seen the GCSE Maths curriculum like this before…

What you’re looking at is the GCSE Mathematics curriculum. Each node represents a topic, e.g. transformations, ordering decimal numbers, frequency polygons etc. There are 164 nodes in the diagram representing all topics on both the foundation and higher tier curriculum. The nodes are connected by 935 links. Each link represents a connection between two topics whereby one is the prior...

## G&T website shout out: IB Maths, ToK, IGCSE and IB Resources

I got an email from a reader, Andrew Chambers drawing my attention to a website he has built for IB students studying in Thailand. The content they study is generally equivalent to A-level. His site IB Maths, ToK, IGCSE and IB Resources features lots of resources to enrich maths learning of gifted and talented pupils at  KS3 and GCSE. In...

## Ideas for helping students tackle ‘wordy’ functional questions

Since the introduction of the ‘functional’ questions on the maths GCSE last year it has become important for pupils to improve the skill of taking a ‘wordy’ question and interpret what it is requiring them to do. Many pupils find this difficult and seem to give up before they have even read the question. Through a couple of strategies obtained...

## GCSE exam questions by topic- bland.in

A colleague of mine recently stumbled across the website of Peter Bland, a maths tutor. It contains some excellent GCSE revision resources in the form on booklets of exam questions on particular topic. They are all available form his website here, but for your convenience I have also linked to his hosted resources by topic below: Algebra for Foundation Bounds Box...

## All Edexcel past papers in one free app…

Edexcel have released an iOS app that allows anyone with an Apple device to download past exam papers, markschemes and even examiner’s reports. The app is free and covers the full Edexcel currciulum, not just maths. Within our subject you can download past papers that cover both the modular and linear specifications for the last decade. Whilst this brings convenience...

## New GCSE textbooks from CGP are A*

CGP have really raised their game recently. Traditionally known for their excellent revision guides, regular readers of Great Maths Teaching Ideas will know how highly I rate their relatively new GCSE MathsTutor product. This DVD-ROM disc that retails for just £3, contains video lessons and worked exam questions for every topic on the maths GCSE. View a demo of MathsTutor...

## Spice up revision… a general knowledge maths crossword

Looking for an engaging activity for general revision of GCSE maths concepts and vocabulary? This maths general knowledge crossword has served me well and takes most pupils at least one lesson. Alternatively it can be used as a lesson starter where they do ten minutes on it at the start of a sequence of lessons. I’ve found that pupils really...

## Geogebra resources go live!

Have you ever used Geogebra? It’s a fantastic piece of free software that you can use to enhance you maths teaching. It combines graph-plotting capabilities with dynamic geometry; think Omnigraph and The Geometer’s Sketchpad in one program that is easier to use, more intuitive and looks a lot better! I’m certainly in the ‘beginner-to-medium ability user’ cateogory myself but am...