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DIrect and inverse proportion

Direct and Inverse Proportion

One of the old favourites – Proportion is often something that many students struggle with. It sits in the ‘sweet spot’ of level 4 / 5, and so in order to get those all-important marks at that level, it is one of the topics

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Improving number confidence - A fraction at a time

Improving number confidence – A fraction at a time

The term fraction comes from the Latin word ‘frangere’ to break and was first used to represent a broken number.  As early as 1800 BC the Egyptians were using fractions in their scriptures.   I often stated that multiplying fractions together is one of

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Probability a master class

Probability – A Master Class

A Master class in Probability Work – a beautiful way in towards understanding from Saturday morning workshop adventure The fascinating topic of probability is more relent now than ever.  We take probability choices every day of our lives and make critical decisions to enhance

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Standard Form

Standard Form – What is it? Standard Form is a way to write really large or really small numbers. It is a way to write these numbers in a format that everyone agrees to.   What’s in a name? Although the idea is to

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Why should you book a maths tutor?

Maths and English are most important Maths and English are in my view the most important subjects to do well in at school.  There are many reasons for this but mainly because you will be barred from entry to University unless you have at

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quadratic equations

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),

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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

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