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Dividing Fractions (Foundation/Higher) – GCSE Maths QOTW
Dividing Fractions (Foundation/Higher) – GCSE Maths QOTW
Will your students be able to handle a division of fractions question that contains and mixed number fraction and an integer? There’s only one way to find [...]
Transformations and Invariant Points (Higher) – GCSE Maths QOTW
Transformations and Invariant Points (Higher) – GCSE Maths QOTW
Your students may be the kings and queens of reflections, rotations, translations and enlargements, but how will they cope with the new concept of [...]
GCSE Maths Question of the Week
GCSE Maths Question of the Week
Hello! Seeing as over 7,200 new specification GCSE maths questions have been uploaded to my Diagnostic Questions site by AQA, Edexcel and OCR, I thought it [...]
Diagnostic Questions free GCSE Maths Scheme of Work
Diagnostic Questions free GCSE Maths Scheme of Work
Well, the time is finally here. Our revolutionary, completely free, GCSE Scheme of Work is now officially live and ready to be used! I’d love to say that I [...]
Diagnostic Questions Help – Get set up for the new school year!
Diagnostic Questions Help – Get set up for the new school year!
Well, there is no denying it any longer. Summer is over and we are back at school. But fear not. Here is something to cheer you up. It is our brand new [...]
Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Predicted Higher Calculator Paper 2016 (aka The Prediculator)
Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Predicted Higher Calculator Paper 2016 (aka The Prediculator)
So, with today’s Edexcel GCSE Maths Higher Non Calculator paper officially out in the open (I thought it was a fair paper), our attention now turns [...]
5 Misconceptions in GCSE Maths
5 Misconceptions in GCSE Maths
This week I received the following tweet from @MrCampbellSHS: “Does Diagnositc Questions have a Top 10 Misunderstandings, or something similar? [...]
Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Exam Papers
Diagnositc Questions GCSE Maths Exam Papers
The first GCSE Maths exam is drawing ever nearer. If your students are anything like ours, they will be more than a little fed up of doing past exam [...]
Rationalise the Denominator – Guess the Misconception
Rationalise the Denominator – Guess the Misconception
Last week on Guess the Misconception we looked at plotting cumulative frequency diagrams (see previous post for the results), and in a dramatic twist, the [...]
Cumulative Frequency – The Answers Revealed!
Cumulative Frequency – The Answers Revealed!
Last week’s question on plotting a Cumulative Frequency Diagram was one of the worst answered questions across the whole of the free daily GCSE [...]
Cumulative Frequency – Guess the Misconception
Cumulative Frequency – Guess the Misconception
Last week on Guess the Misconception we looked at angle facts (see previous post for the results), and in a dramatic twist, the misconception that was the [...]
Angle Facts – The Answers Revealed!
Angle Facts – The Answers Revealed!
It has been a dramatic week for Guess the Misconception, upon its return after the Easter break. Firstly, there has been an outcry, both in my maths [...]
Angle Facts – Guess the Misconception
Angle Facts – Guess the Misconception
Following the Easter break, and far too much chocolate, Guess the Misconception returns, with a run right up until the GCSE Maths Exam. The idea is simple [...]
Free GCSE Maths Revision on Diagnostic Questions
Free GCSE Maths Revision on Diagnostic Questions
With under 50 days to go to the Maths GCSE (my hands are trembling writing that number!), I just wanted to share a few, exciting things we have put [...]
Bearings – The Answered Revealed!
Bearings – The Answered Revealed!
Bearings are the kind of topic that students cannot bear (sorry). The tend to sneak their way into several key topics, most notably angle facts, [...]
Bearings – Guess the Misconception
Bearings – Guess the Misconception
Last week we looked at a question on the area of a triangle, and two very different misconceptions came to light (see last week’s results). How will you [...]
Area of a Triangle – The Answers Revealed!
Area of a Triangle – The Answers Revealed!
Last week’s question on the area of a triangle brought up two key, but completely different misconceptions. And the one teachers felt was the most [...]
Area of a Triangle – Guess the Misconception
Area of a Triangle – Guess the Misconception
Last week we looked at a question on Fractions and Decimals, and the reason for the biggest misconception was a very surprising one (see last week’s [...]
Fractions and Decimals – The Answers Revealed!
Fractions and Decimals – The Answers Revealed!
Last week’s question on fractions and decimals has been written by AQA as a taster to the kind of questions students can expect on the 2017 Maths [...]
Fractions and Decimals – Guess the Misconception
Fractions and Decimals – Guess the Misconception
Last week we looked at Tree Diagrams, and something very exciting happened! The most common misconception, as predicted by teachers, did not match the most [...]