Year 6 SATS are changing to include arithmetic and reasoning papers. ... and there's a whole range of resources available, from to DofE papers to various companies producing tests. Ever heard of 'Not as we know it*,' 'Puma' or 'Pixl?' * Yes, really. Coming to a school near you, very soon. It seems never ending, although like a lot of 'educational initiatives,' it'll … [Read more...]

## How to work with proportion – GCSE Mathematics Quick Test

Here's a few videos on how to work with proportion, that I hope might be useful. They are becoming a little more popular on GCSE mathematics as you need to demonstrate a clear, logical method. The questions aren't always that straightforward and here's some practice questions to try, before watching the videos: Download the how to work with proportion quick test … [Read more...]

## Finding a missing angle – GCSE Mathematics Quick Test

Here's a few videos on finding a missing angle, that I hope might be useful. They are becoming a little more popular on GCSE mathematics as you need to demonstrate a clear, logical method. The questions aren't always that straightforward and here's some practice questions to try, before watching the videos: Download the finding the missing angle quick test questions … [Read more...]

## GCSE practice papers

Here's a range of older curriculum GCSE practice papers. View YouTube videos here for new 9-1 grade. I'll add the answer papers soon, although I'm sure you're working through plenty of practice exam papers. Here's 6 tips to help you answer maths word problems and developing independent learning skills. You never know, you might be heading for one of 10 seriously brilliant … [Read more...]

## How to work out the volume of a cone and hemisphere

How to work out the volume of a cone and hemisphere - or an ice cream! These are really higher level grade A / B GCSE questions but: - the formulas are given on the exam paper (although you should learn them :-)) and - if you work through logically it should be straightforward. The questions usually involve calculating a volume of a cone, sphere or hemisphere. … [Read more...]