What is the 8th:
a) Odd number; 15
b) Square number; 64
c) Prime number. 19
Find all the factors of:
30
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 30.
Subtract the 5th from the 10th multiples of:
3
15
What are the names of regular polygons with:
a) seven sides;
b) eight sides;
c) nine sides.
Heptagon, Octagon and Nonagon (all regular)
Round the following numbers to three significant figures:
a) 60.04; 60.0
b) 152064; 152000
c) 0.004695; 0.00470
Find the area of a triangle that has a base of 6cm and a height of 11cm.
33cm^{2}
Find the area of a trapezium that has a base of 15cm, a height of 10cm and a top (parallel to base) of 5cm. 100cm^{2}
Evaluate:
\( \frac{4}{7} + \frac{10}{13}\) \(= 1\frac{31}{91}\)
Evaluate:
\( \frac{2}{3} × \frac{4}{6}\) \(= \frac{4}{9}\)
Evaluate:
\( \frac{3}{4} ÷ \frac{8}{6}\) \(= \frac{9}{16}\)
Name the red part.
Describe the red region.
What is the formula?
What is it?
Convert this fraction to a percentage to 3 significant figures.
\( \frac{5}{6}\) \(= 83.3\)%
Find the area of a circle that has a radius of 7cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.
154cm^{2}
Find the circumference of a circle that has a radius of 8cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.
50.3cm^{2}
Calculate the value of:
3.9 + 4.7
= 8.6
Calculate the value of:
7.1 − 1.9
= 5.2
Calculate the value of:
2.7 × 3.8
= 10.26
Calculate the value of:
68.9 ÷ 13
= 5.3
What is the value of:
2^{2}
= 4
What is the value of:
5^{3}
= 0.008
Calculate the value of:
78 + 89
= 167
Calculate the value of:
91 − 29
= 62
Calculate the value of:
57 × 27
= 1539
Calculate the value of:
1035 ÷ 23
= 45
Find the value of:
45% of 380
= 171
Find the value of:
9.21 × 10^{3}
= 9210
Find the highest common factor of sixteen and four.
= 4
4 × 2 = 8  7 × 5 = 35 
6 × 5 = 30  5 × 3 = 15 
9 × 4 = 36  3 × 5 = 15 
8 × 4 = 32  2 × 3 = 6 
9 × 6 = 54  8 × 2 = 16 
3 × 2 = 6  6 × 9 = 54 
5 × 9 = 45  7 × 4 = 28 
4 × 8 = 32  2 × 2 = 4 
9 × 2 = 18  8 × 2 = 16 
3 × 2 = 6  5 × 2 = 10 
4 × 2 = 8  7 × 2 = 14 
6 × 2 = 12  2 × 2 = 4 
9 × 3 = 27  5 × 3 = 15 
4 × 3 = 12  7 × 3 = 21 
8 × 3 = 24  6 × 3 = 18 
3 × 3 = 9  2 × 3 = 6 
5 × 4 = 20  4 × 4 = 16 
8 × 4 = 32  3 × 4 = 12 
6 × 4 = 24  7 × 4 = 28 
9 × 4 = 36  2 × 4 = 8 
5 × 5 = 25  6 × 5 = 30 
9 × 5 = 45  8 × 5 = 40 
7 × 5 = 35  4 × 5 = 20 
3 × 5 = 15  2 × 5 = 10 
7 × 6 = 42  3 × 6 = 18 
5 × 6 = 30  4 × 6 = 24 
9 × 6 = 54  6 × 6 = 36 
8 × 6 = 48  2 × 6 = 12 
9 × 7 = 63  6 × 7 = 42 
3 × 7 = 21  8 × 7 = 56 
4 × 7 = 28  7 × 7 = 49 
5 × 7 = 35  2 × 7 = 14 
6 × 8 = 48  8 × 8 = 64 
4 × 8 = 32  9 × 8 = 72 
3 × 8 = 24  7 × 8 = 56 
5 × 8 = 40  2 × 8 = 16 
8 × 9 = 72  5 × 9 = 45 
6 × 9 = 54  3 × 9 = 27 
9 × 9 = 81  4 × 9 = 36 
7 × 9 = 63  2 × 9 = 18 
7 × 12 = 84  5 × 12 = 60 
9 × 12 = 108  8 × 12 = 96 
4 × 12 = 48  3 × 12 = 36 
6 × 12 = 72  2 × 12 = 24 
Write this fraction in its simplest form:
\( \frac{27}{45}\) \(= \frac{3}{5}\)
Evaluate:
\( 1\frac{1}{2} − \frac{3}{4}\) \(= \frac{3}{4}\)
Find AB if AC = 4.6m and BC = 5.6m. 3.19m
Find angle BCA if AB = 3.9m and BC = 5.4m. 46.2^{o}
Find AC if angle ABC = 45^{o} and AB = 5.3m. 5.30m
Give your answer in Roman numerals.
^{2}
Give your answer in Roman numerals.
^{2}
Give your answer in Roman numerals.
^{2}
Convert this fraction to a decimal.
\( \frac{2}{5}\) \(= 0.4\)
Convert this decimal to a fraction.
\(0.41\) = \( \frac{41}{100}\)
Increase £20 by 25%
£25
What is the lowest common multiple of ten and twenty five.
= 50
6,15,24,33,42...
Find the:
a) next term; 51
b) n^{th} term; 9n  3
c) term number 40; 357
5,15,45,135,405...
Find the:
a) next term; 1215
b) n^{th} term; 5 × 3^{n1}
c) term number 9; 32805
If £220 is invested for 9 years with a simple interest rate of 5%, find the amount of interest earned. £99.00
If £200 is invested with an interest rate of 5% compounded annually, find the value of the investment after 8 years. £295.49
If £1 is worth $1.57, convert:
a) £140 to dollars; $219.80
b) $200 to pounds; £89.17
What are the coordinates of the midpoint of the line joining:
\((3,4) \text{ and } (3,12)\)
(0,8)
What is the gradient of the line joining:
\((1,3) \text{ and } (5,6)\)
\(\frac{1}{2}\)
Here are the coordinates of 3 vertices of a square, what are the coordinates of the 4^{th}?
\((5,5),(8,8),(2,8)\)
(5,11)
a) 9 − 18 = 9
b) 9 × (5) = 45
c) (10−18)(5−10) = 40
d) 45 ÷ (5) = 9
e) (5)^{2} = 25
If p = 5, q = 24 and
r = 8 evaluate:
a) 2q − p = 43
b) pq + r = 112
c) p^{2} − 5q  r = 87
Solve:
\(3x = 9\)
\(x = 3\)
Solve:
\(2x 4= 10\)
\(x = 7\)
Solve:
\(9x 2= 6x + 4\)
\(x = 2\)
Solve:
\(2(4x +3)+10= 40\)
\(x = 3\)
Solve:
\(3(4x + 3)= 5(2x + 4)\)
\(x = 5.5\)
Solve:
\(3x+5y = 33\)
\(2x+5y = 27\)
\(x = 6, y = 3\)
Solve:
\(4x4y = 12\)
\(3x+8y = 57\)
\(x = 3, y = 6\)
Solve:
\(4x2y = 6\)
\(7x2y = 15\)
\(x = 3, y = 3\)
Find the union of:
{5,6,7,8,9,10} and
{3,6,9,12,15}
{3,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,15}
Find the intersection of:
{6,7,8,9,10} and
{2,6,12}
{6}
A plane flies from point A to point B on a bearing of 356^{o}. What bearing would it return on from B to A? 176^{o}
A number is picked at random from the set
{3,6,9,12,15}
what is the probability it is even? \(\frac25\)
Evaluate:
3^{2} − 7 × 8 + 6
41
Simplify the following by collecting like terms:
\(3n+7−2n+8\)
\(n+15\)
Divide 150 in the ratio
7:3
105 and 45
Draw a rough sketch of the graph of:
\(y=x\)
Gradient 1
y intercept 0
Express the following number as the product of prime numbers:
29
29
In a sale an item costs £44 after a 45% reduction. What was the original price?
£80
Find the mean, mode, median and range of the following:
1,3,5,7,9
Mean = 5, no mode,
median = 5 and range = 8
What time is this?
Sketch a clock face:
Write the following recurring decimal as a fraction in its lowest terms.
0.767676... \(\frac{76}{99}\)
Decrease £20 by 40%
£12
Expand:
\(9(9x2)\)
\(81x18\)
Expand:
\((3x+3)(2x2)\)
\(6x^26\)
Factorise:
\(6x2\)
\(2(3x1)\)
Factorise:
\(x^22x3\)
\((x+1)(x3)\)
Factorise:
\(2x^23x2\)
\((2x+1)(x2)\)
Which theorem?
Find the value of:
4.64 × 10^{5}
= 0.0000464
Write in standard form:
291000
= 2.91 × 10^{5}
Write in standard form:
0.000931
= 9.31 × 10^{4}
Find the n^{th} term:
\(7, 11, 17, 25, 35, \)
\(n^2+n+5\)
Multiply 6 × 10^{2}
by 5 × 10^{3} and give the answer in standard form.
= 3 × 10^{6}
Solve:
\(x^2+2x8= 0\)
\(x = 2\) and \(4\)
Solve this equation giving the solutions to 3 significant figures:
\(3x^2+5x4 = 0\)
\(x = 0.591\) and \(2.26\)
What is the size of each interior angle of a regular heptagon?
128.6°
Make \(c\) the subject of the formula
$$d=\frac{3c+1}{2}$$
$$c=\frac{2d1}{3}$$
Calculate the value of:
1988 ÷ 7
= 284
What is the 10th:
a) Cube number; 1000
b) Triangular number; 55
c) Fibonacci number. 55
What are the three largest square numbers less than
100
81, 64, 49
What are the next three prime numbers after
19
23, 29, 31
Write down something you learnt in the previous mathematics lesson.
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