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Practice Papers

mystic ball GCSE maths best guess predicted paper

Practice and best guess predicted papers for GCSE Maths, expanding to the new GCSE soon. 

It's important to note that any predicted paper from any website is logical and systematic guess work at best and may not be the topics which come up on the actual exam. However, teachers have used their judgement in creating these papers from previous 'typical' topics and also through the process of elimination from paper 1. This is not to say if a topic came up on paper 1 that it can't come up on paper 2 in a different form. 

For example standard form was presented as a compare on paper 1 2018 AQA. This doesn't mean it won't appear on paper 2. You may be asked to carry out a calculation

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AQA - Practice Papers 

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Interleaving Quizzes

With spaced learning and interleaving being areas I have been looking into and doing some classroom based action research. I am now starting a Version 2.0 of my research in looking at the elements that had a positive impact, last year in version 1.0.  I'm trying to enhance these successful elements into a program which can be effective for the many without a massive burden on teacher workload. 

This is a working area of my site. Currently it is mainly a place for me to have easy access to these resources and  to make notes as I go.
This isn't an area I have openly tweeted out as of yet as it is by far not the finished article. Only registered members can currently see this area of the site. 
It is a work in progress from the front line of my classroom.

Higher GCSE MAths

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Maths Murder Mysteries

Maths murder mysteries are a brilliant way to engage students within their learning as well as starting to explore both their reasoning and problem solving skills. Below are a few of the murder mysteries I have made and used with my students of varying abilities and ages. 

Number 

Revision - This Maths Murder Mystery involves students practising and applying their basic algebra, number and geometry skills.

Algebra 

Regional Inequalities - This Murder Mystery is set in a school and the students need to use their knowledge of regional inequality graphs to locate the murderer. 

Revision - This Maths Murder Mystery involves students practising and applying their basic algebra, number and geometry skills.

Geometry

Revision - This Maths Murder Mystery involves students practising and applying their basic algebra, number and geometry skills.

Data Handling

Mean from a Table - This Harry Potter themed Maths Murder Mystery involves students having to presume the murderer is an average person. They need to caculate the averages of the guests to start narrowing down the murderer. It includes students needing to both calculate and estimate the mean from ungrouped and grouped tables.

Revision Clocks

Revision Clocks are taking twitter by storm, I have made and completed many with my students over this past year. So below are the ones I've made without snipping questions from old maths GCSE Papers. I have lots with exam questions snipped onto them but I'm not sure about sharing them with copyright laws etc. Answers are provided in the click here option underneath a picture. I am uploading more resources and answers throughout every week in the lead up to exams. 

The idea behind revision clocks is that students ether focus on random topics, a category  or one specific skill within a set time frame. Usually the time frame is 60 minutes and students need to be able to pace themselves accrodingly through the GCSE style exam questions. Revision clocks are ideal for revision as it is a directed task for students which can include differentiation. It supports the students in needing to get both the basics and the complexities of examination correct. I find it best to allow students 20 minutes silent focus on the clocks, allowing them to really test their knowledge before communicating and getting help of their peers in the class on the questons they may be unsure of. 

I hope you find my take on the GCSE revision clocks useful. 

Miss B

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Maths Revision Mats

Maths Exam Question GCSE Revision Mat

This is a new section to the site in here I am going to start sharing the revision mats I am creating for both Higher and Foundation candidates in the final countdown to the exams. These question will be relevant to both the old and new GCSE. In designing the questions I have specific classes in mind, so I'm hoping this will mean the bank of mats will become appropriate to all subsets with both foundation and higher classes. 

I have used these in the maths classroom as both just a mat and also with using a revision clock where students have to complete 12 questions within 60 minutes and the clock is divided into 12 x 5 minutes slots. Some students managed to beat the 60 minute clock and start an extra clock (Extra Time). I got the revision clock idea from @Mathsjem who has posted about it here with links to many more downloadable maths clock resources. 

 

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Danielle Bartram

Maths Lead Practitioner

Acklam Grange School
Middlesbrough
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