Higher GCSE

How to use triangles to remember exact sin, cos and tan values

If you’re taking the higher maths GCSE, there are certain values of sin, cos and tan that you need to know off by heart. Luckily in two of the three exams you will be allowed to use a calculator, but in the non-calculator exam you will need to know the… Continue reading How to use triangles to remember exact sin, cos and tan values

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Foundation GCSE, Higher GCSE

Triangles in GCSE Maths

Triangles come up a lot in GCSE mathematics. And there are a variety of different methods that can be applied to questions. If you are given a triangle with a missing side or angle, there are four different methods that you can use to find the missing information (bold means… Continue reading Triangles in GCSE Maths

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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

Distance, speed and time calculations

In this blog, we will look at distance, speed and time calculations and I will show you a handy trick that will help you to remember how to calculate them.First of all – distance, speed and time are all related. If you have two of them, you can use them… Continue reading Distance, speed and time calculations