One of the best ways to revise for a maths exam is to practise past papers. This way you're exposed to the full maths syllabus and become familiar with the types of questions and how these are presented. Work through the paper, show all your working, and check and mark your response against the mark … Continue reading Maths: Revision

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# Maths: know your weaknesses

It's very easy to lose marks in an exam or test not because of a gap in your knowledge but because of careless mistakes. These often occur when working on the easier, more basic aspects of maths: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. You may have put a lot of effort into the more complex part of … Continue reading Maths: know your weaknesses

# Maths: Demystifying algebra

"I hate algebra. I don't get it!" is something I often hear. Seeing letters instead of numbers in maths scares some people and a barrier goes up. From then on, algebra is a topic to dread. One thought that can make algebra far less daunting is to remember that the letter simply represents an unknown … Continue reading Maths: Demystifying algebra

# Maths Tip: Create a glossary

Integer, prime number, reciprocal. As with any subject, maths has its own specialist language, which can be very off-putting. I suggest you create a glossary of maths terms, which you keep to hand and add to as and when you come across a new word. You will then have a useful, quick and easy reference … Continue reading Maths Tip: Create a glossary

# Maths Tip: make revision cards

When you study a new topic in maths, it is worthwhile making a revision card for several reasons: You have a reference card you can easily carry with you and refer to when necessary. You can use it in class or when completing homework to remind yourself of the steps involved. If you do this … Continue reading Maths Tip: make revision cards