# GCSE Maths Hacks – we will find your inner geek

## Algebraic Fractions – possibly worse than broccoli without being good for you

Oooooh. Algebraic Fractions eh? For a self-professed maths lover, I could sit and do them all day long…but for most…

## What is a Prime Factor? Something like biting into the sweet layers of a Backlava

These. Two. Words. Prime Factor. Seem to have the power to completely muddle and befuddle and sometimes horrify my students…

## How to find Percent whilst munching on cupcakes

I have explained percentage increase and decrease in my previous post ‘Don’t get stuck on Percentage like Sticky Jam’. However,…

## Trig and Surds – The end of the paper. Bring caffiene.

So, if you are wondering, how they can make the last few questions on the higher paper look as terrifying…

## June 2022 GCSE Maths Exam Past Paper, Paper 1 Non-Calculator, AQA

I usually get side tracked when trying to go through past papers and post all the answers online – sometimes…

## Rearranging Formulae – why is it more confusing than Plantains and Bananas?

Well this is definitely not the favourite part of algebra for most of my GCSE Maths students, and as you…

## Simplifying Expressions is like colour sorting M&Ms

If you’ve started algebra, you’ve probably heard a few new words being used which might be confusing you: Expression –…

Graphs form a big chunk of your GCSE Maths exam paper. If you don’t know what the graphs look like…

## Circle Theorems – easy as pie 😉

Circle theorems questions are often a source of confusion for many GCSE Maths students. The main reason for this is…

## Simultaneous Equations – Don’t get in a Pickle, Save it for Sandwiches

Simultaneous equations scare more students than they should. In reality they are less scary than having your sandwiches cut in…

## How to do Identities and Not Get Muddled like Spaghetti

Just when you thought you were finally getting GCSE Maths and starting to enjoy some sleep, safe in the knowledge…

## Don’t Get Stuck on Percentage Like Sticky Jam

Percentage increase and decrease is confusing for many students. If you’re panicking when you see a question like this: Increase…

## How to Factorise Quadratics Faster Than Eating Biscuits

So, you’ve discovered the joy of quadratics – or not – and you’ve realised they are a popular topic in…

## Quick Fire Practise Questions 2

Set the timer….GO! What is 100 divided by 5? What is 3/4 as a decimal? What is 10% of 1000?…

## Quick Fire Practise Questions

You should know these maths facts fast. The better you know them the more it will help with your GCSE…

## The OR Rule – Exclusive or Not?

To figure out how to use the OR rule you first need to decide if the events in question can…

## Possibly Demystifying Probability and Certainly Making it Clearer

I’ve met a fair number of students who struggle to make sense of probability and it’s usually because of how…

## Why percentages are so confusing and how to make them painless – Part 2

In Part 1 of GCSE Maths Percentage Questions we looked at changing fractions into percentages when the bottom number (denominator) goes…

## Why percentages are so confusing and how to make them painless

If you hate percentages and can’t seem to get your head around all of the different types of percentage questions,…

## Content Differences Between IGCSE Maths and GCSE Maths

You might be wondering what the differences are between the IGCSE and GCSE Maths.Particularly if you are homeschooling or if…