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Fiona

How to Use Language to Solve Maths Problems

This is a research paper by &Neil Mercer Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK and Claire Sams Faculty of Education and Language Studies, The Open University, Milton Ke...
Zain

Using/Drawing Pie Charts

Pie Charts are used to quickly represent the Proportions of each Group of Data.We do this by taking `Slices` of a Circle, that are proportional towards the size of each group. For ins...
Zain

What is meant exactly by `BIDMAS`?

`BIDMAS` or `BODMAS` is a term we hear Maths Teachers use often, but what does it actually mean? Here`s a quick and easy explanation.Let`s take a look at the following calculation:7 x...
Shady

What is hypothesis testion?

Hypothesis testing is an act in statistics whereby an analyst tests an assumption regarding a population parameter. The methodology employed by the analyst depends on the nature of th...
Ian

time trap!

A time trap is a saying I introduce to my students to help them identify a question that could have a negative impact on their ability to perform in the exam. Perhaps the examiner has...
Islam

Prime Numbers

A prime number is simply a number that is only divisible by itself and the number 1. Therefore, it has only two factors.For example, is the number 7 a prime number? To figure this out...
Gemma

How to solve simple linear equations

Simple linear equations can appear on GCSE examination papers across all three tiers, so are an absolute must for understanding.Linear equations tend to be of the form:6x + 5 = 10 or ...
Gemma

Arithmetic Sequences

An arithmetic sequence, also known as an linear sequence, is a series of numbers where the difference between the numbers remains constant. Pupils may be asked to work out the nth ter...
Gemma

Sampling

In terms of statistics, a population is a group of people that the data collector is interested in. A sample is then selected as a smaller group chosen from the population. Statistici...
Gemma

Rules for Upper and Lower Bounds

Upper and Lower bounds are a topic of mathematics, grouped under `number` and act as a measure of accuracy.Assuming a measurement of a card to be 5cm, in terms of width, and measured ...
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