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GCSE Mathematics
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Foundation Tier




Stafford Burndred
Consultant Editor: Brian Seager, Chairman of Examiners




Ninestiles School

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GCSE Mathematics


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Further copies of this publication, as well as the guides for Intermediate and Higher Tiers,…

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Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................... vi

Examiner's tips ........................................................................................... vii

Number skills Place value ......................................................................... 1
Multiplication facts ............................................................. 2
Negative numbers.............................................................. 3
Solving problems without a calculator............................... 4
Calculation checks.............................................................. 5

Maths without Mental arithmetic shortcuts ­ 1 ......................................... 6
a calculator Mental arithmetic shortcuts ­ 2 ......................................... 7
Decimals............................................................................. 8…

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2-D and 3-D shapes Common 2-D shapes ......................................................... 33
2-D representations of 3-D shapes .................................... 34
Properties of quadrilaterals ................................................ 35
Properties of quadrilaterals and triangles .......................... 36
Congruent shapes.............................................................. 37

Symmetry Rotational symmetry .......................................................... 38
Symmetry of 2-D shapes ­ 1.............................................. 39
Symmetry of 2-D shapes ­ 2..............................................…

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Probability Probability .......................................................................... 65
The probability scale.......................................................... 66
Justifying probabilities ....................................................... 67
Probability (and, or)............................................................ 68
Probability: Examination-type questions............................ 69

Questionnaires Designing questionnaires................................................... 70

Diagnostic tests Diagnostic tests ......................................................................... 71
Answers...................................................................................... 82



Coursework The following pages may be useful:
Number patterns ....................................................................... 19
Questionnaires........................................................................... 70
Analysing and presenting data..................................................…

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Introduction
The aim of this guide is to ensure you pass your exam and maybe even achieve a
higher grade than you expect to. Ask your teacher to explain any points that you
don't understand. You will have to work hard at your revision. Just reading this book
will not…

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Examiner's tips
Success in exams depends in no small part on how you approach the actual papers on
the day. The following suggestions are designed to improve your exam technique.

· Read the instructions on the paper carefully.

· If you only have to answer some of the questions, read…

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Examiner's tips



Exam questions often use these words:
"Show your working"
You must show your working. If you give a correct answer without working you will
receive no marks.

"Do not use a calculator"
You must show enough working to convince the examiner that you have not used a
calculator.…

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Number skills
We use numbers every day of our lives. You need to be confident in the basic number skills.


Place value
You need to be able to write numbers in words and write lists of numbers in order of size.
765 432 ­ This means seven hundred and sixty-five…

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Number skills

Multiplication facts
You must learn your multiplication tables and know how to multiply and divide by 10,
100 and 1000. You must learn these multiplication tables:
1 x 2 = 2 1 x 3 = 3 1 x 4 = 4 1 x 5 = 5 1 x…

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natasha

very good slides. found them really helpful thank you

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