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Mathematics revision websites

magazine article | Published in TES Newspaper on 16 May, 2003 | By: Jim Merrett

KS4
www.gcsehighermaths.co.uk  - free activities and web links are provided to re-inforce the Pearson/Longman Higher mathematics textbook series. These include Excel spreadsheet exercises, corresponding ICT tasks and an opportunity to ask questions. Textbook updates are also provided.

KS4, A level
www.maths-help.co.uk  - the site provides help with problems in mathematics and statistics. Students can send a question and receive an email back with hints and general advice on tackling the problem. It is also possible to access an archive of selected past questions and responses. A maths chat room is also available on occasions.

www.gcsemaths.fsnet.co.uk  -aimed at students studying for the higher tier of GCSE maths, the main site covers revision tips and provides resources in number, shape and space, statistics and probability, graphs, algebra and trigonometry. There is also a formula sheet and some coursework practise questions. A level students should follow the link to a comprehensive set of revision resources.

www.s-cool.co.uk AS/A2 - revision themes are organised under the headings of Pure Maths and Statistics. Quicklearn guides are provided, followed by tests on understanding. Finally, there is a revision summary that can be printed out. An effective and well-organised site.

www.mathsnet.net/gcse/ - features around 400 interactive GCSE maths exam questions, answers and explanations developed from exam board papers and practice papers. Each question is randomised so that whenever the page is visited the details are different. Exam advice is included and any user can contact the site directly to request more explanation of topics.

GCSE and A-level maths revision content can also be found at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revision/ and www.amazing-grades.com  - a subscription site that is free for the first 14 days of use.


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