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...]

## One Million YouTube Views!

Wow! One million YouTube views.. and counting. Actually, by the time I wrote this post, the counter had got to 1,017,479 ish. It's been an interesting journey, from the out of focus early attempts - to the slightly better quality recent videos. The best part, however, are the comments from (so far) 2809 subscribers. I can't say that they hang on to my every word, but … [Read more...]

## Help with Year 6 SATS maths vocabulary

It's easy to assume that a student knows the meaning of all the words used in the Year 6 SATS maths vocabulary.. ... but, just in case, here's a list of some of the more common maths terms used. These have been taken from SATS papers 2001 - 2013. I hope they are useful and please do let me know if I've missed any! Angles Angles are formed when 2 straight lines meet at a … [Read more...]

## What use is a quadratic equation?

What use is a quadratic equation? A quadratic equation is an equation where at least one term is squared. It looks something like this: ax² + bx + c or c = ax² + bx .. and students are asked to solve, factorise or draw it. Quadratics are usually the most dreaded of homework assignments. I'm sure many students have wondered about their use. Will they ever be useful - … [Read more...]

## 10 seriously brilliant maths careers

Seriously brilliant maths careers can be achieved .. When she was younger, my sister really wanted to work on the checkout at our local supermarket...that's using maths in a really practical way - all that addition! :-) Although, behind the scenes of any retailer, there's an amazing range of skilled professionals. Making sure the shelves are stacked involves statistics, … [Read more...]