A Bbc Bitesize Maths Calculator

A Bbc Bitesize Maths Calculator

Bbc Bitesize Maths Calculator

A BBC bitesize maths calculator. Need I say more?


This has lots of useful information on the maths GCSE paper (just make sure your child is taking the Edexcel Higher curriculum) and there is also lots of useful advice. Topics have lots of worked examples and questions, although you will need an exercise book to answer them in. This is more a revision guide than a workbook and you can tick off the topics as you work your way through them. A good, clearly laid out book, which will give clear revision for all the topics covered and easy to find online resources to help if you are stuck.

This BBC Bitesize is somewhat different. It takes a different approach one that I like. Let me explain. It gives you the way to solving a problem and what is required by the exam board. It also suggests how to revise. The BBC Bitesize book also defines the structure of the book and what is going to help you with. There are three exams for written Maths papers and this BBC Bitesize covers what is required in each. (Source:www.amazon.co.uk))


This BBC Bitesize™ revision guide covers the GCSE Higher exams and takes a different approach to competitors in the field. This highly colourful book starts not with subjects but with an overview of the syllabus, explaining the proportion of marks each of the major topics is allocated via a pie chart and the three written papers that will be undertaken, the first without the aid of a calculator. It then goes on to outline the problem-solving skills that will be required in the exam and gives general advice for tackling both revision and the exams. GCSE Higher Maths features three assessment objectives: "Use and apply standard techniques", "Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically", and "Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts". Each of these get their own introductory page explaining what those objectives mean in plain English whilst giving examples to illustrate the objective. I like these introductory sections as they give a top-down view of the exam, getting the student into the exam mindset before tackling the subjects.

This 126 page book is rammed full of information. With many subjects to tackle each is limited to just a page, although it's probably more accurate to state that subjects are built up like building blocks - basic information is imparted before the more complex aspects of a topic are dealt with separately on a further page. Those highly colour-coded pages introduce the basic facts or rules governing a subject before moving on to a worked example. On some pages there is a 'tips' section headed "Problem solving" before the key facts are summarised in a 'Checklist' section and an exam style practice question gives the student opportunity to have a go for themselves. What I like about the exam questions is they clearly indicate what grade GCSE will be gained for answering correctly. I also like that this section features a tick box so that students can record they have attempted the question - useful if a particular topic is bypassed and the subjects are tackled out of order. The bottom of each page also features a further set of tick boxes allowing the student to record their level of understanding. The boxes are: "Made a start", "Feeling confident", and "Exam ready". I like this feature as it allows tapering of revision as the exam approaches, with students able to concentrate on the subjects they find thornier to grasp. (Source: www.amazon.co.uk)



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