How to enlarge a shape by scale factor is one of those GCSE questions that you don't really think you'll ever need.. I guess, like a lot of math, it's just whether you are involved in that employment area. Enlargement of shapes is very important if you work in design, architecture, city landscapes, modelling or any area that requires a scale model first. The whole idea of … [Read more...]

## Answers to hard math questions – with videos

"Answers to hard math questions" .. is just a random collection of videos for High School math questions. The whole idea is to stop the video at the very beginning, test yourself, and then work through the solution given in the rest of the video. Many of the questions are A*, A and B grade although I'd like to get a good level of challenge for all students. It's quite … [Read more...]

## How to write numbers in standard form

How to write numbers in standard form or scientific notation .. is becoming quite popular as an exam question. The whole idea is to be able to use a common method that is easy to communicate. The problem with numbers is all the zero's - while it can look impressive on a maths paper, there's a huge difference between 14 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that's 27 zeros) and … [Read more...]

## 6 tips to support your child with maths word problems

How do I support my child with maths? .. is perhaps asked most weeks at the First Class Learning tutoring centres. It's not an easy question to answer, particularly as there seems to be a whole raft of changes with the new national curriculum. It's certainly a 'hot topic' and I'm delighted that a local newspaper made contact to ask if I'd like to write an article for their … [Read more...]

## Brilliant, easy to use, maths worksheets ideal for KS2

Here's a useful resource, ideal for KS2, with over 21,000 FREE maths worksheets for multiplication, addition, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement and many other maths topics. Math-Drills.com was launched in 2005 with around 400 math worksheets. Since then, they have added tens of thousands more. There is a continual improvement programme, based on feedback and … [Read more...]