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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

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

A guide to trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) – Part 1

Following on from the previous blog on Pythagoras’ theorem, this blog will be a guide to solving trigonometry questions. This guide will show you how to use trigonometry to find a missing side in a right-angled triangle. The next blog will build on this idea and show you how to… Continue reading A guide to trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) – Part 1

Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

Easy as Py – a guide to Pythagoras’ Theorem

a2 + b2 = c2.That’s Pythagoras’ theorem. What it says is that in a right-angled triangle, the sum of the squares of the two smaller sides equal the square of the longest side (or hypotenuse).From my experience, most GCSE students understand what Pythagoras’ theorem is, but when it comes to… Continue reading Easy as Py – a guide to Pythagoras’ Theorem

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

How to find the nth term of a linear sequence

Following on from the last blog on identifying different types of sequences, in this blog I will show you how to find the nth term of a linear sequence. This is a relatively simple process, but is incredibly useful. What is the nth term, and why is it useful? First… Continue reading How to find the nth term of a linear sequence

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

Different Types of Sequences for GCSE Maths

If you’re studying for your maths GCSE, you will have encountered a lot of different sequences. For both foundation and higher GCSE mathematics, you need to be able to identify these different types of sequences:1. Linear sequencesLinear sequences are the most common and simplest type of sequence you see in… Continue reading Different Types of Sequences for GCSE Maths