- Format:Print/online bundle
- Author(s):Karen Morrison, Julia Smith, Pauline McLean, Rachael Horsman, Nick Asker
- Available from: April 2015
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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE Mathematics qualifications.
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Created for the OCR GCSE Mathematics Higher tier specification for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book and digital bundle provides full coverage of the new GCSE Mathematics qualification. With a strong focus on developing problem-solving skills, reasoning and fluency it helps students understand concepts, apply techniques, solve problems, reason, interpret and communicate mathematically. Tablet-friendly rich digital content features a range of interactive walkthroughs, animations and questions. Comprehensive provision for both summative and formative assessment includes differentiated pre-set quizzes and a test generator that allows teachers to compile their own assessments, both with inbuilt reporting to track students’ progression.
A strong focus on the development of mathematical reasoning, problem-solving skills and fluency, so students can become confident and competent mathematicians.
Includes a ‘Launchpad’ feature at the beginning of each chapter, directing students to their best starting point to optimise progress and allow for both independent and personalised learning.
Topics and problems are introduced through a wide variety of contexts, drawing out the relevance of mathematics to the real world and engaging students.
Answers to all questions are available for free on the Cambridge University Press UK Schools website.
GCSE Mathematics Online can be used on tablets, including iPads and covers both Foundation and Higher, offering flexibility for moving students between tiers.
GCSE Mathematics Online includes material for all types of classroom set-up, including material for interactive whiteboards and projectors.
GCSE Mathematics Online includes a digital version of both the Foundation and Higher Student Books.
GCSE Mathematics Online allows teachers to set tasks, create tests, auto-mark and compile reports to review student performance.
GCSE Mathematics Online includes explanatory notes for every topic in the Student Books and worksheets offering practical activities, discussion points, investigations, games and further practice.
Enhanced digital features within GCSE Mathematics Online include interactive widgets to visually demonstrate concepts, walkthroughs that take students through a question step-by-step with feedback, quick-fire quizzes with leader boards providing an opportunity for question practice and levelled questions that assess understanding of each topic.
- 1. Basic calculation skills
- 2. Whole number theory
- 3. Algebraic expressions
- 4. Functions and sequences
- 5. Properties of shapes and solids
- 6. Construction and loci
- 7. Further algebraic expressions
- 8. Equations
- 9. Angles
- 10. Fractions
- 11. Decimals
- 12. Units and measurement
- 13. Percentages
- 14. Algebraic formulae
- 15. Perimeter
- 16. Area
- 17. Approximation and estimation
- 18. Straight-line graphs
- 19. Graphs of equations and functions
- 20. Three-dimensional shapes
- 21. Volume and surface area
- 22. Calculations with ratio
- 23. Basic probability and experiments
- 24. Combined events and probability diagrams
- 25. Powers and roots
- 26. Standard form
- 27. Surds
- 28. Plane vector geometry
- 29. Plane isometric transformations
- 30. Congruent triangles
- 31. Similarity
- 32. Pythagoras' theorem
- 33. Trigonometry
- 34. Circle theorems
- 35. Discrete growth and decay
- 36. Direct and inverse proportion
- 37. Collecting and displaying data
- 38. Analysing data
- 39. Interpreting graphs
- 40. Algebraic inequalities
- 41. Transformations of curves and their equations
Nick is a Mathematics Advisor for Improve Maths. Nick started teaching mathematics in 1982 and has spent almost 20 years teaching in a variety of settings including secondary schools and all-age special schools. Nick has been a Head of Department and a Local Authority Mathematics Advisor, as well as a Regional Advisor for the National Strategies. He supports mathematics departments to develop their teaching through plan-teach-review cycles. He holds an NPQH and is qualified to lead inspections on behalf of Ofsted.
Rachael currently works across a group of schools for Comberton Village Academy Trust as an Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education, supporting teaching staff and Heads of Department, delivering training and working closely with national organisations. Recently appointed as Lead for the Cambridge Maths Hub, Rachael also acts as Chair for the 1116 sub-committee and Teaching Committee. She is a member of the Council for the Mathematical Association (MA) where she delivers CPD workshops and training sessions, helps to form responses to government consultations and develops resources for publication. She has also held positions as Director of Maths, Primary and Secondary Liaison and Assistant Head.
Pauline worked at Norfolk LA as a Mathematics Adviser and has been a mathematics teacher for over 20 years. She worked for Capitas school improvement service, is Ofsted trained and is keen on developing maths pedagogies.
Karen is an experienced teacher and teacher-trainer who now works as an author and materials developer. She is the author of a number of mathematics courses. Karen has travelled extensively and has worked collaboratively with teachers and authors in the UK, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Julia Smith is Editor of the NCETM Secondary magazine and is an NCETM PD Lead. Julia is a Subject Secondary Lead for Mathematics for Suffolk/Norfolk ITT, a teacher trainer with ACER and is an outstanding classroom practitioner with management experience within secondary and FE. Awarded the Goldsmith's Award in 2013, Julia has worked as Mathematics Portal manager with the Open University, is a specialist in Functional Maths and has authored a number of secondary and FE titles.
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