GCSE Maths Insight of the Week

Each week we set all our Year 11 Higher GCSE students a GCSE Essential Skills Quiz from my Diagnostic Questions website. These quizzes are completely free and are designed to test the content that appears on the majority of GCSE higher maths papers. These are the kind of questions that students should get right, but which time and time again cost our Year 11s the valuable marks that prevent them getting the grade they want.
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Writing Algebraic Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 7

What mistakes do students make when representing a situation as an algebraic expression?

Expanding Double Brackets – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 2

Assess your Year 11 GCSE maths students to test their essential maths skills each week.

Simplifying Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 1

Key misconceptions students have in simplifying algebraic expression and collecting like terms. GCSE Essential Skills Maths Quiz from Diagnostic Questions

BIDMAS (order of operations) – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 10

What misconceptions do students have with the order of operations, otherwise knows as BIDMAS, BODMAS or PEDMAS?

Understanding Algebraic Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 9

What misconceptions do students have when it comes to understanding and interpreting algebraic expressions?

Tree Diagrams (independent events) – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 8

What misconceptions do students have with tree diagrams involving independent events and decimals?

Two Way Tables – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 6

What mistakes do students make when filling in data and interpreting information from a two way table?

Mean from a list of data – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 5

What misconceptions do GCSE students have when it comes to more challenging questions about the mean of a set of numbers?

Drawing Cumulative Frequency Diagrams – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 4

What misconceptions do GCSE Maths students have when it comes to plotting cumulative frequency diagrams from grouped data?

Squaring Negative Numbers – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 3

What misconceptions do GCSE students have when squaring negative numbers in the context of a table of values for a quadratic graph?


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