# Edexcel Unit 3 Maths Foundation Topic List

Edexcel Unit 3 Maths Foundation Topic List

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GCSE Mathematics Unit 3 Topic List FOUNDATION

Number

Add, subtract, multiply and divide any whole number and integer using a calculator

Add, subtract, multiply and divide any fraction with a calculator

Add, subtract, multiply and divide any decimal with a calculator

Add, subtract , multiply and divide any index number with a calculator

Use a calculator effectively and efficiently by entering a range of calculations including those

involving time and money

Know how to use the square root, cube, cube root, power, fraction, reciprocal, buttons on a

calculator

Express a given number as a fraction of another

Find a percentage of an amount using a calculator

Increase or decrease an amount by a percentage

Express a given number as a percentage of another number

Understand the multiplicative nature of percentages as operators and use

multipliers to increase or decrease by a percentage

Use percentages in real- life situations e.g. VAT and simple interest

Understand what a reciprocal is and find reciprocals

Use inverse operations e.g using flow diagrams

Understand and use fractions as inverses e.g dividing by 2 is the same as multiplying by ½

Algebra

Collect like terms e.g. 2a + 6a = 9a, as well as 4a x 5a =

Substitute positive and negative numbers, as well as fractions into expressions, equations

and formulae

Expand a single bracket e.g 3(5y -4)

Factorise a single bracket

Set up and solve simple equations e.g for the perimeter of a shape or for the sum

of angles in a triangle

Solve equations unknowns on both sides e.g 10m +3 = 6m +11 and brackets (including

brackets on both sides)

Solve equations with brackets (including brackets on both sides)

Solve equations with fractions in them

Solve equations by trial and improvement to find approximate solutions

Rearrange simple equations and formulae

Change the subject of a formula e.g find x if y=mx+c

Represent inequalities on a number line

Solve inequalities and show the solution set on a number line

Plot co-ordinates

Plot a straight-line graphs

Find the length of a line on a grid using Pythagoras' Theorem

Interpret information presented in graphs, conversion graphs, speed from distance time

graphs, gradients and y- intercepts from straight line graphs and filling water jugs

etc

Plot a quadratic graph

Use a quadratic graph to find approximate solutions to a quadratic equation

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