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Trigonometry GCSE Revision: TES Maths Resource of the Week

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What is it?
We are approaching that time of year again when thoughts turn towards the summer’s GCSE. As a teacher of Year 11s I am always on the lookout for resources to help my students prepare for these exams as effectively and efficiently as possible. That is why I absolutely adore this Trigonometry resource, and the entire bundle of resources that it comes from. It consists of a single A4 worksheet containing 12 SOHCAHTOA questions. These vary both in terms of the trigonometric ratio required, and the complexity of steps needed to arrive at the solution. What could be better than 12 really well constructed, beautifully presented questions, I hear you ask?… well how about if I told you the worked solutions are also included :-)

How can it be used?
I can think of three ways I will use this resource:
1. For focussed practice. This is perfect to use following the end of a teaching unit on trigonometry, right before we start to look at application questions
2. In a revision lesson. If, like me, you have a class of Year 11s who would benefit from some additional trigonometry practice, then give them this resource. Perhaps 20 minutes to try as many questions as they can, and then project up the answers. If students are having problems with any question, it will become immediately obvious and you can intervene accordingly.
3. For independent revision. The fact that the answers are included means that this resource – along with the rest in this excellent series – can be utilised by students for practice outside of the classroom. Print it out, make it into a booklet, or simply email it to students, and they have an ideal means of gaining valuable additional practice, which is helped no-end by the fact that the answers are included.

Thanks so much for sharing
Craig Barton

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