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HOW TO FACTORISE AND SOLVE QUADRATIC EQUATIONS

Quadratic Equations It has been my experience that students overcomplicate the topic of quadratic equations. There are a number of different ways to solve quadratic equations in addition to factorising, such as: the ‘difference of two squares’ (Level 6); the quadratic formula (Level 7), plotting the graphs of quadratic functions (Levels 5 – 7) and …

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Understanding Simultaneous Equations

Understanding Simultaneous Equations by using teas and coffees As a young subject leader some years ago, I used various methods to help students understand and solve simultaneous equations in GCSE mathematics.  I remember vividly a significant moment when my classes made enormous progress by placing algebraic concepts into a practical setting.   I can highly recommend …

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