This post is a little different than the recent Edexcel or AQA GCSE exam papers, and it’s a more in keeping with the whole idea of 3minutemaths.co.uk. GCSE Maths Completing the Square is one of those topics that can be learned in 3 minutes :-) but then requires a little more practice. So, here’s a number of videos to help you work through the types of problems that you’ll … [Read more...]

## Completing the square and solving in surd form – advanced

Completing the square questions are becoming more popular with GCSE maths, as the technique can be useful if you're intending to study at a higher level. The main use is factorising and finding out the maximum and minimum values of a quadratic equation. Once you're familiar with the method, completing the square becomes quite straightforward. Top Tips! ● It’s just another … [Read more...]