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Help your child with GCSE maths revision: 3

In the last article I suggested two free websites with great, easy to find, topic worksheets to practise GCSE level maths questions. Today’s website, Maths4Everyone, might not have the topic range or all the search and grade features of last week’s websites but its worksheets have a good variety of GCSE level questions, often from past GCSE papers. There are also solution sheets that are clearly set out with coloured, step-by-step workings and sometimes basic guidance.

Another feature of the Maths4Everyone website are its Review Sheets. These A4 topic sheets have 16 short questions for students to answer, and can help students get some quick practise.

GCSE Questions By Topic

The Maths4Everyone website has compilations of topic worksheets from primary up to secondary level, but to find the GCSE topics select the pink box ‘GCSE Questions By Topic’ on the homepage: https://www.maths4everyone.com/index.php

This takes you to the first page of question and answer sheets. Just scroll down the page for all the topic worksheets that have been listed under the maths area of ‘Number.’ Topics on this page include: percentages, recurring decimals, bounds and surds.

If your child needs a topic that is not on this page, such as quadratic equations, click on the drop down menu at the top right and select the topic area that seems the best fit – in this case it would be 'Algebra.' Then scroll down through the algebra worksheets to find the Quadratic Equations worksheet.

Next to the question sheets are the solution sheets. Solutions show all the steps needed to get to the answer and how you can get your marks along the way!

Nicely shown solutions are very helpful for any students who are a bit stuck!

Not every GCSE topic has a question sheet on the Maths4Everyone website, and sometimes the question sheets are under a topic area you may not expect, for example Angles in Parallel Lines is under 'Measurements.'

The Maths4Everyone resources can work well alongside Maths Genie and MME. For example, Maths Genie has separate worksheets to practise solving quadratic equations by factorising and by using the formula - so there are lots of each type of question. Maths4Everyone has these two methods on the same paper instead, so it has less examples to try but, importantly, your child gets to practise deciding which method the question expects them to use. Both sources of topic practise are important and they work nicely together to cover most exam question scenarios.

When Maths4Everyone has a worksheet on a topic you want to revise, the paper has a good range of questions and often some tough examples too, all with well set out solutions. These questions provide good material to use alongside other websites, like Maths Genie and MME, to help make sure your child is able to answer most types of question that could be set.

Maths4Everyone - ‘Review Sheets.’

Review sheets are a one page worksheet of short –ish questions on a topic, with the questions getting more difficult as you go through the worksheet. The questions appear quick but can, in some instances, need quite a number of steps to answer. You can download and print the set of questions onto an A4 sheet for your child to work on, though they may need extra space for calculations depending on the topic. If you click ‘Show Solutions’ at the top of the website page you can see the calculations and answers.

For GCSE your child can select from Foundation or Higher Review Sheets using the drop down menu on the top left of the Review Sheets webpage. Incidentally, Review Sheets are available for primary levels upward.

Once the difficulty level is chosen, use the drop down menu on the right to select a topic area and then scroll down the webpage to see the Review Sheets available.

Maths4Everyone may not be as comprehensive as some of the other websites, but the GCSE worksheets contain great questions, and the Review Sheets are a good way to quickly practise a range of questions on a topic.

Here is a link to the homepage of Maths4Everyone


For the other articles in this series go to the Mathsathome-online website:


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