GCSE mathematics - small things make a big difference

Last updated: 12/01/2022
Contributor: Teachit team
GCSE mathematics - small things make a big difference
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Key stage
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Maths
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Exam preparation
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Want to help your students to avoid common mistakes and poor exam technique?

Teachit maths is here to help! We have partnered with AQA to bring you GCSE mathematics - small things make a big difference, a pdf presentation to help you guide your students through the small changes they can make to their exam paper practice which will make a big difference to their marks.

Packed full of helpful suggestions, points are illustrated with real student responses from AQA GCSE maths papers, so students and staff alike can clearly see the problems and tailor their exam preparation to minimise errors and unnecessarily lost marks.

The ten areas addressed are:

Learning keywords and terminology

Using keywords and terminology correctly

Drawing diagrams

Drawing graphs

Presentation and setting out of working

Non-calculator arithmetic

Using a calculator effectively

Learning and recalling formulae correctly

Poor use or no use of brackets

Writing an equation or expression from words.

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To help maths

Halima Abdella

14/11/2020

5

03/11/2020

I adapted for use with my adult functional skills learners. I used the images and AQA logo on a new Powerpoint presentation and added some additional notes to help clarify some of the terminology which my functional skills learners would not have encountered. I haven't used it with my learners yet but I plan on using it soon and I'm sure it'll be helpful as some of my very capable learners have recently failed their exam.

Nikki Boyce

26/02/2020

5

05/02/2020

To help maths

Halima Abdella

14/11/2020

5

03/11/2020

I adapted for use with my adult functional skills learners. I used the images and AQA logo on a new Powerpoint presentation and added some additional notes to help clarify some of the terminology which my functional skills learners would not have encountered. I haven't used it with my learners yet but I plan on using it soon and I'm sure it'll be helpful as some of my very capable learners have recently failed their exam.

Nikki Boyce

26/02/2020

5

05/02/2020