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...]

## Edexcel GCSE Maths Foundation Past Paper 2

In this post we’re looking at the Edexcel GCSE Maths Foundation Past Paper 2 - this involves using a calculator to answer (some) of the questions. Here's the links: Edexcel Foundation paper 2 calculator paper Edexcel paper 2 foundation WORKED ANSWERS Edexcel paper 2 foundation MARK SCHEME Watch on YouTube Edexcel Foundation Paper … [Read more...]

## GCSE Maths Completing the Square – Level 6 to 9

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...]

## Edexcel GCSE Maths Past Paper – Higher Non Calculator – Set 1

This is the latest post on the Edexcel GCSE Maths Past Paper and we’re looking at a new set of papers “Higher Non Calculator - Set 1”. This is a non calculator exam and it’ll be useful to work through each of the questions. Here’s a link to download the question paper: Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Non Calculator - Set 1 Here’s my solutions: Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Non … [Read more...]

## Edexcel maths – Foundation Paper 1 – with video solutions

This is the first post that deals with the Edexcel maths - Foundation Paper 1 - and it’s very tempting to just watch the videos through. Particularly as it might give the impression of revising …. STOP! You really need to download the papers first. Try to work through each of the questions. And then compare your answers. Here’s a link to the Edexcel GCSE … [Read more...]