GCSE Maths - Algebra

I have read all of the exam specifications for GCSE Maths and they are so similar that they can all hang out together on one page. So if you're doing Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC or Eduqas, here you will find links to pages for each topic GCSE Maths

The bits the examiners want you to know and links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

For a summary of everything, you need to know watch The whole of GCSE Maths in only 2 hours over on my YouTube channel.
you can download a hard copy of the notes for FREE from my shop as well as workbooks and flashcards to help
Number
Algebra

Knowledge Checklist

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Where to go if you don’t under stand

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I can recognise that a x b is equal to ab

 

 

I can recognise that 4a is equal to a + a + a + a or 4 x a

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I can recognise that y2 is equal to y x y  

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I can recognise that  is equal to a  b

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I can use a x b is equal to ab

 

I can use 4a is equal to a + a + a + a or 4 x a

 

I can use y2 is equal to y x y  

 

I can use  is equal to a  b

 

I can put numbers into an algebraic expression and if needed calculate an answer

 

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I can collect like terms in an algebraic expression 

 

 

I can multiply out a number in front of a bracket

https://youtu.be/WikXr23klJI

TuitionKit

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I can factorise an algebraic expression by taking out common factors

 

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I can multiply two expressions

 

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I can factorise x2 + bx +c

 

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I can simplify an algebraic expression

 

 

I can rearrange an algebraic expression to change the subject

https://youtu.be/L--GzM_nddE

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I can use and manipulate surds

https://youtu.be/KfCtSYdvQoc

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I can use the laws of indices

 

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I can use functions

 

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I can plot and determine coordinate from a graph

 

 

I can plot a line from the expression y = mx + c

 

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I can identify parallel lines from the expression y = mx + c

 

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I can determine the expression y = mx + c from a graph

 

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I can find the gradient of a line

 

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I can find the intercept of a line

 

 

I can identify roots from a graph

 

 

I can identify intercepts from a graph

 

 

I can identify turning points from a graph

 

 

I can recognise and sketch the graphs for linear functions

 

 

I can recognise and sketch the graphs for quadratic functions

 

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I can recognise and sketch the graphs for cubic functions

 

 

I can recognise and sketch the graphs for

 

 

I can plot graphs

 

 

I can interpret distance-time graphs

 

 

I can interpret velocity-time graphs

 

 

I can solve an equation

 

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I can find approximate solutions to an equation from a graph

 

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I can solve quadratic equations by factorising

 

 

I can solve two simultaneous equations

https://youtu.be/y5BKXkTwHTU

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I can make equations from a situation given in text

 

 

I can solve linear inequalities and show the answer on a number line

 

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I can find terms in a sequence from the nth term

 

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I can find the nth term from a sequence

 

 

I can recognise and use square numbers

 

 

I can recognise and use cube numbers

 

 

I can recognise and use triangular numbers

 

 

 

 

 

I can simplify algebraic expression involving fractions

 

 

I can factorise quadratic equations (ax2 + bx +c)

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2fFU7d4

I can use algebra to construct proofs

https://youtu.be/nkzLA4c2sA0

 

I can interpret inverse functions

 

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I can interpret composite functions

 

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I can identify perpendicular line from a graph

 

 

I can identify turning points on a graph by completing the square

 

 

I can recognise, sketch and interpret graphs for exponential functions

 

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I can recognise, sketch and interpret graphs for trigonometric functions (sin, cos and tan)

 

 

I can sketch translations of a functions

 

 

I can sketch transformations of a function

 

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I can plot and interpret exponential graphs

 

 

I can calculate and estimate the gradients of graphs

 

 

I can calculate and estimate the area under a graph

 

 

I can determine distance from a distance time graph

 

 

I can determine speed from a distance time graph

 

 

I can determine distance from a velocity time graph

 

 

I can determine speed from a velocity time graph

 

 

I can use the equation of a circle to find the equation of a tangent

 

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I can solve quadratic equations by completing the square

 

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I can solve quadratic equations by using the quadratic formula

 

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I can find approximate solutions to an equation using iteration

 

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I can solve linear inequalities using a graph

 

 

I can find the nth term for quadratic sequences

 

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Ratio, proportion, and rates of change
Geometry and measure
Probability 
Statistics