Links

When I come across inter­est­ing and help­ful maths web­sites, I’ll add the links here. If you want to let me know about links that I’ve not listed, please reply below.

I recently posted: Top Ten Maths Web­sites This is my choice of the best ten maths web­sites I’ve come across. Obvi­ously, it’s my per­sonal view but I’m open to polite suggestions!

My top ten list includes Hegarty Maths which I believe is one of best exam­ples of how web­sites and online tuto­ri­als can aid maths learn­ing (for those with and with­out access to a teacher). Here’s my detailed review.

National Numer­acy– Resources for Learners

National Numer­acy is an inde­pen­dent char­ity. This link is their list of use­ful web­pages. I found it to be a use­ful col­lec­tion of some of the best web­sites and online resources.

Eng­lish Exam Boards

AQA (Assess­ment and Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Alliance) www.aqa.org.uk

Edex­cel www.edexcel.com

OCR (Oxford, Cam­bridge and RSA Exam­i­na­tions) www.ocr.org.uk

Exam Board Guid­ance for Pri­vate Can­di­dates

AQAweb.aqa.org.uk/admin/p_private.php Tele­phone 0844 209 6614

Edex­cel– www.edxcel.com/iwantto/pages/private.aspx Tele­phone 0844 576 0027

OCRwww.ocr.org.uk/learners/index.html Tele­phone 01223 553998

Blogs

1. Teach­ing AQA GCSE maths — www.aqagcsemaths.wordpress.com
This is really aimed at teach­ers but I’ve found it use­ful. Par­tic­u­larly impressed by their Sher­lock Holmes episodes (would be great if all Maths lessons could be like this!).

Spec­i­men Papers

These are links to spec­i­men papers for the AQA’s new GCSE syl­labus (2010)- first sit­ting June 2012:-

Foun­da­tion Level

Unit 1F Sta­tis­tics and Num­ber Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 1F Sta­tis­tics and Num­ber Mark Schemeopens in a new window

Unit 2F Num­ber and Alge­bra Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 2F Num­ber and Alge­bra Mark Schemeopens in a new window

Unit 3F Geom­e­try and Alge­bra Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 3F Geom­e­try and Alge­bra Mark Schemeopens in a new window

Higher Level

Unit 1H Sta­tis­tics and Num­ber Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 1H Sta­tis­tics and Num­ber Mark Schemeopens in a new window

Unit 2H Num­ber and Alge­bra Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 2H Num­ber and Alge­bra Mark Schemeopens in a new window

Unit 3H Geom­e­try and Alge­bra Ques­tion Paperopens in a new window

Unit 3H Geom­e­try and Alge­bra Mark Schemeopens in a new window

I’ve been asked which text book I use. I chose AQA GCSE Math­e­mat­ics for Higher Sets (grades D to A*) pub­lished by Long­man (ISBN 978−1−408232−78−1). Please take care to make sure you get the right book for you. I chose the higher sets book as I hope that my chil­dren will get at least a grade C and hope­fully grade A. It maybe appro­pri­ate to study Mid­dle Sets ( grades E to B) or Foun­da­tion (Grades G to C). Make sure you under­stand what’s required or nec­es­sary for your cir­cum­stances. I chose this book just by look­ing at Ama­zon reviews and pop­u­lar­ity. How­ever, I’ve found it clear, colour­ful and easy to fol­low. Please note that all these links are for the new Maths GCSE syl­labus (2010) and are for the lin­ear course. Here’s link to Ama­zon for the Higher sets book (Grades D to A*):-

Here’s link to Mid­dle sets book (Grades E to B):-

Finally here’s link to Foun­da­tion sets book (Grades G to C):-

(Please note these are refer­ral links, so I may earn a small com­mis­sion if you buy after click­ing these links)

4 Responses to Links

  1. Mr Hegarty says:

    Hi there

    Thank you very much indeed for your lovely com­ments about my videos. I don’t actu­ally update the web­site any­more as it was too oner­ous but over 300 videos are now avail­able for free on my youtube chan­nel http://www.youtube.com/hegartymaths on GCSE and A-Level

    Thanks once again for your kinds words and great job on your blog!

    Mr Hegarty

    • admin says:

      Thanks Mr.Hegarty for your kind words and for your excel­lent videos.
      I’ve altered the link so that it goes to your YouTube channel.

  2. Ahssan says:

    could you please do a video on his­tograms and how to make an esti­mate from them.

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