In this post we’re looking at the Edexcel Maths Past Paper – Higher 2 - this involves using a calculator to answer (some) of the questions. As before please don’t just passively watch the videos! Please print the paper, try the questions, and then compare your answers with the solutions. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Edexcel GCSE Maths - Higher … [Read more...]

## Quadratic formula ‘show that’ questions GCSE level 7

Quadratic formula questions ... ... are usually something along the lines of: solve 2x2 - 5x - 6 = 0 and you are asked to 'give your answer to 2 decimal places.' This usually means that you will need to use the quadratic formula: Here's a link to a playlist with a number of different examples. However you might also get questions asking you to 'show that.' … [Read more...]

## Volume question with algebra – Level 4 GCSE maths

Volume question with algebra These types of questions are all about working out a volume using algebra. They tend to be aimed at around level 4 GCSE maths and it's really about reading, and re- reading, the question until you are sure what they are asking. Volume is better calculated as area x depth and, with a triangular prism you need to remember that: area of a … [Read more...]

## Simplify an algebra fraction using factorising

Algebra Fractions using factorising These questions are all about how to simplify algebra fractions and are popular on non calculator GCSE maths papers. They are either straightforward ... or fairly difficult. The example in the picture shows the bottom expression as "2x squared ..." and that type of question would be considered quite challenging. Here's some videos to … [Read more...]

## Speed Distance Time – mid level GCSE mathematics questions

Speed Distance Time These questions are very popular on GCSE maths papers, particularly foundation level, as they are 'functional' or 'real life.' Most of the problems deal with train or car journeys and might involve a stop half way through - usually something along the lines of a trip to see a friend, lunch and then a drive home. Typical questions involve working out the … [Read more...]