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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? Similar to last week, we again saw some [...]

December 7, 2015

Understanding Algebraic Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 9

What misconceptions do students have when it comes to understanding and interpreting algebraic expressions? Essential Quiz 9 is officially the best [...]

November 30, 2015

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

What misconceptions do students have with tree diagrams involving independent events and decimals? Essential Skills Quiz 8 has once again revealed some [...]

November 18, 2015

Writing Algebraic Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 7

What mistakes do students make when representing a situation as an algebraic expression? Essential Skills Quiz 7 has revealed some important and [...]

November 9, 2015

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? It may be the half term holidays, but the Insight of [...]

October 25, 2015

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? Each week we set all our Year 11 [...]

October 19, 2015

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?” The number of [...]

October 12, 2015

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?” The [...]

October 5, 2015

Expanding Double Brackets – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 2

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 [...]

September 28, 2015

Simplifying Expressions – GCSE Maths Insight of the Week 1

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 [...]

September 21, 2015

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