**Welcome to Tim’s GCSE Maths Classes.** Here are some extra practice materials covering things we’ve done in class, and also some interesting recreational maths websites.

You can also find more self-teach topics under Tim’s Functional Maths Classes.

# 1. Books & Materials for Self-Study

**Books** – Click below for Amazon if you want to buy books for Edexcel GCSE Mathematics B Modular Foundation Tier.

- Full textbook – 16+ Student Book
- Student Book Unit 1
- Student Book Unit 2
- Student Book Unit 3
- Revision Workbook

**Revision** – BBC Bite Size is popular. The Revision Quiz is good: but it covers more topics and levels than we need for Foundation Tier, so just pick the things you need.

**CIMT** is a collection of online exercises (published by Plymouth University), to give you extra practice on topics such as handling indices, drawing graphs and so on. Click here, and then pick any of the topics you see:

**GeoGebra** is an excellent interactive drawing and graphing tool. It allows you to combine geometry and algebra together, to dynamically explore problems from many viewpoints. You can also analyse statistical data.

- GeoGebra – Interactive Drawing & Graphing Tool – Full Download
- GeoGebra – Quick Alternative – An ‘Applet’ Just Runs in Browser

# 2. Some websites of general interest

- Poodwaddle – World Clock, Populations & Statistics
- Gapminder – World & Country Statistics Through the Years
- Transum – A Puzzle Every Day

**Five Numbers** – You can read here about *Five Numbers* , *Another 5 Numbers* , *A Further 5 Numbers* , and *Five Shapes*.These are really good 15 minute BBC radio programmes, broadcast in groups of five: short and interesting. Especially listen to *A Further 5 Numbers* about the history of the number 1. You can listen to any of them on BBC iPlayer:

**Mathigon** – Here is an excellent E-book called *Mathigon*, with lots of interesting stories and explanations about important topics in mathematics: both historical and modern. It is colourful and well illustrated with videos to help get the points across. There are sections on: symmetry & space (inc geometry and fractals); numbers & patterns; combinatorics & logic (inc proofs); probability and games; motion & matter.

# 3. Things we’re doing in class – Unit 1

- Drawing Scatter Diagrams – Practice CIMT
- Drawing Lines of Best Fit – Practice CIMT
- Probability of a Single Event – Practice CIMT
- Probability of Two Events – Practice CIMT
- Theoretical & Experimental Probabilities – Practice CIMT

# 4. Things we’re doing in class – Unit 2

- Factors & primes – Overhead slides MEP y8 pres
- Indices – Overhead slides MEP y9 pres
- Fractions & percentages – Overhead slides MEP y8 pres
- Ratio & proportion – Overhead slides MEP y8 pres

- Alebgra, expressions & equations – Overhead slides MEP y8 recap
- Algebra, formulae & equations – Overhead slides MEP y8 recap
- Coordinates & straight line graphs – Overhead slides MEP y8 pres
- Coordinates & straight line graphs – Overhead slides MEP y9 pres

- Angles & bearings – Overhead slides MEP y8 pres
- Drawing Angles with a Protractor – Drawing Tool
- Estimating Angles – Space Game

# 5. Things we’re doing in class – Unit 3

- Solving Equations Using Balance Scales – Visual Demo NVLM
- Transformations & Reflections – Visual Demo NVLM

- Building with blocks – Elephants, rotations etc – Applets (various)
- Building houses from side views – Applet (hard)

# 6. Practice exam papers

Here are past papers for Maths Foundation level ModularB, up to the end of 2012.

Don’t forget the other practice materials in the sections above: especially BBC GCSE Bite Size and the Revision Quiz in Section 1.

Unit 1

- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2010Nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2010Nov MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011June QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011June MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011March QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011March MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011Nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2011Nov MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012March QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012March MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012June QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012June MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012Nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit1 2012Nov MS

Unit 2

- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2010nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2010nov MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011jun QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011jun MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011mar QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011mar MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2011nov MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012mar QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012mar MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012jun QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012jun MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit2 2012nov MS

Unit 3

- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit3 2012jun QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit3 2012jun MS
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit3 2012nov QP
- Edexcel MathsB gcseF Paper Unit3 2012nov MS

The last item (SAM = Edexcel Sample Assessment Materials) has a paper for each unit and each level (F and H), plus mark scheme: it’s a big file so just print off the parts you need.

# 7. Things to do after the course

If you want to keep up your interest in maths, the excellent *Plus* online magazine is regularly updated with articles in all areas of maths and its applications in the real world: evolution, language, the environment, games, politics, sport, architecture, business, finance, art, agriculture.

If you think you would like to go on to further maths study, then you could test the water by looking at the videos and self-teach lessons on the *Exams Solutions* website.