There are 7 exercise sheets and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.
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This unit focuses on the properties of number. The unit begins with an investigation leading to square numbers. Roots are explored. The work on index numbers continues; recognising and recalling the squares and cubes, and the square and cube roots of key integers. The laws of indices are developed in the context of number and used to simplify index numbers. With a strong emphasis on the use of imagery and pictorial representations to encourage mastery, this unit develops understanding of factors and multiples of numbers, prime numbers, expressing a number as a product of its prime factors and working out the root of a number when expressed in this form. It explores how to find the highest common factor and the lowest common multiple of a set of numbers and applies this knowledge to solving problems in context.
What's included in the toolkit?
The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 8300 Maths GCSE. Each unit contains:
PowerPoint slides for each component
Detailed lesson plans
Learning objectives and outcomes
Worksheets and homework activities with answers
End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
Other material and links to online resources
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