These videos deal with estimation skills, particularly for GCSE maths - although it's good to have the ability to estimate and it's useful for most calculations. The questions are aimed at around grade 3, and are usually a mix of both calculation, and word, problems: 1. Without using a calculator use your estimation skills, to work out the following … [Read more...]

## Working with Ratio – GCSE maths real life questions on ratios

Ratio questions are fairly popular on GCSE maths as ... they tend to be classed as 'functional' or 'real life' questions usually involving sharing money. Top Tips! ● Try to find a way of working out the value of one part ● You might need to add all the parts together, and divide into the total amount ● Or, the question will give you a total for some parts ... use that ● … [Read more...]

## GCSE Maths Place Value Answers

GCSE maths place value questions appear on many exam papers and you can download the questions here. They can be relatively straightforward although you need to be careful about making sure that you apply the rules. The main things to remember when working with GCSE maths place value questions are: Always make the decimal point clear in your answer - it could lose you a … [Read more...]

## How to reflect shapes on a mirror line

How to reflect shapes on a mirror line or x axis, y axis, co-ordinate grid, graph or even cartesian plane - it's all pretty much the same. The biggest problem isn't really the reflection.. it's more making sure that you've correctly identified the 'mirror line.' This can cause a few problems and a little confusion. The easiest way is to actually plot a couple of points on … [Read more...]

## How to do math translations

How to do math translations .. isn't the easiest name for a blog post but, in the interests of good keyword research, these seem to be the kind of words that have been typed into Google. I guess that's just the way some maths topics are presented, perhaps just a little awkward to search for information in a way that works for you. Either way I'm glad you're here! Math … [Read more...]