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# 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 invariant points? There’s only one way to find out! The latestContinue reading

# 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 would be a nice idea to feature some ofContinue reading

# 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 could tell you all about ourContinue reading

# 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 Diagnostic Questions guideContinue reading

# 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 to the Calculator paper in two weeks time (9thContinue reading

# 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? Clock’s ticking, and I need a bit hitting lesson for my Year 11” A greatContinue reading

# 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 papers. And if you are anythingContinue reading

# 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 misconception that was the least voted for by teachers actually turnedContinue reading

# 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 Revision Stream to date, with less than 40% of students answeringContinue reading

# 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 least voted for by teachers actually turned out to beContinue reading

# 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 department and across the nation as a whole,Continue reading

# 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 – can you predict what the most commonContinue reading

# 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 together at Diagnostic Questions that IContinue reading

# 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, construction and trigonometry. Hence, if a student’s understanding of bearings isContinue reading

# 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 fare predicting the most common student misconception on thisContinue reading

# 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 popular was in fact beaten into second place by another nastyContinue reading

# 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 results). How will you fare predicting the most commonContinue reading

# 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 GCSE. As some of you may know, AQA will haveContinue reading

# 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 common misconception held by students. (see last week’s results). This is exciting, asContinue reading