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Younger Years

A more efficient method for listing the factors of a number

In this blog I will show you the most efficient way to list factors, and explain why this is a good method. What is a factor? The factors of a number are numbers that you can divide the number by and get a whole number result.For example, 5 is a… Continue reading A more efficient method for listing the factors of a number

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Metatutor News

GCSE and A-Level Results 2021

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, GCSE and A-Level exams were cancelled again in 2021. Grades were awarded based on teacher assessments.746,880 students were entered for GCSE mathematics and 97,960 for A-Level mathematics in 2021. The GCSE results were very similar to the previous two years, with a slight increase in… Continue reading GCSE and A-Level Results 2021

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Just For Fun

The Look-and-Say Sequence

In a previous blog I looked in more detail into “the daddy of all integer sequences” - the Fibonacci sequence. While the Fibonacci sequence is an impossible sequence to match up to, there are plenty of other intriguing integer sequences out there. So if you can deal with the disappointment… Continue reading The Look-and-Say Sequence

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

The Problem with Solving Inequalities in GCSE Maths

In this blog, I will explain one of the most common mistakes I see made by GCSE maths students. We have already seen how to solve equations, but you also need to be able to solve inequalities in GCSE maths. What is an inequality? There are two inequality signs you… Continue reading The Problem with Solving Inequalities in GCSE Maths

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

A guide to trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) – Part 2

In the last blog, I introduced a method for using trigonometry to find the missing side in a right-angled triangle. This blog will build on that and show you how to find the missing angle in a right-angled triangle. I would recommend reading that before this one for an introduction… Continue reading A guide to trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) – Part 2