A bar modelling question year 6 - is really just a way of encouraging students to create a pictorial representation ... to help with understanding. It's probably little more than the way we were taught a few generations ago, but has undergone a resurgence in recent years. A bar modelling question isn't a method of calculation - only an aid to deciding on how to progress to … [Read more...]

## Year 6 Bar modelling – Jenny has a tin of biscuits

Year 6 Bar modelling seems to have become more popular recently, and there's a whole series of questions that are designed to encourage students to use this technique. The idea is that bar models help students to visualise word problems, and importantly, decide which operations to use. A bar model is a pictorial representation of a 'reasoning' question, and allows children … [Read more...]

## Edexcel GCSE Maths Foundation Paper 2017 – Paper 3

In this post we’re aiming to revise Edexcel GCSE Maths Foundation Paper 2017 - Paper 3 This is the final paper in the exam and is worth 80 marks. It’s fairly similar to paper 2 and the questions follow the same format. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Edexcel Paper 3 June 2017 Here’s my solutions: Edexcel Maths GCSE Higher Paper 2017 - Paper 3 … [Read more...]

## Edexcel Maths GCSE Higher Paper 2017 – Paper 3

In this post we’re aiming to revise Edexcel Maths GCSE Higher Paper 2017 - Paper 3. This is the final paper in the exam and is worth 80 marks. It’s fairly similar to paper 2 and the questions follow the same format. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Edexcel Maths GCSE Higher Paper 2017 - Paper 3 Here’s my solutions: Here’s a copy of the mark … [Read more...]

## Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher 2017 – Paper 2 Questions

In this post we’re aiming to revise Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Paper 2017 - Paper 2. The paper is calculator based, although very important to always show your working - even the fairly obvious calculations. This will help the examiner to award as many marks as possible and it could give you a higher grade. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Edexcel GCSE … [Read more...]