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 wonderfully answered questions on GCSE Essential Skills Quiz 10, suggestingContinue reading

## Category: Insight of the Week

# 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 answered GCSE Essential Skills Quiz in history! There was a success rate of 73%Continue reading

# 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 fundamental misconceptions our Year 11 students have with key areas of mathematics. Topics thatContinue reading

# 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 fascinating misconceptions held by both the Year 11s of Thornleigh Saleisan College, Bolton, andContinue reading

# 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 the Week rolls on! Hundreds of schools andContinue reading

# 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 Higher GCSE students a GCSE EssentialContinue reading

# 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 students around the country taking these weekly quizzes is growing and growing, and asContinue reading

# 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 number of students around the country taking these weekly quizzes is growingContinue reading

# 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 and are designed to test the content that appearsContinue reading

# 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 and are designed to test the content that appearsContinue reading