### Number Sequences 1

What is the 12th:
a) Odd number; 23
b) Square number; 144
c) Prime number. 37

### Factors

Find all the factors of:

22

1, 2, 11, 22.

### Multiples

Subtract the 6th from the 10th multiples of:

4

16

### Polygons

What are the names of regular polygons with:
a) four sides;
b) five sides;
c) six sides.

Square, Pentagon and Hexagon (all regular)

### Rounding

Round the following numbers to three significant figures:
a) 96.81; 96.8
b) 659863; 660000
c) 0.004895; 0.00490

### Area of a Triangle

Find the area of a triangle that has a base of 5cm and a height of 8cm.

20cm2

### Area of a Trapezium

Find the area of a trapezium that has a base of 10cm, a height of 8cm and a top (parallel to base) of 4cm. 56cm2

Evaluate:

$$\frac{4}{6} + \frac{8}{9}$$ $$= 1\frac{5}{9}$$

### Fractions (Multiplying)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{1}{3} × \frac{5}{6}$$ $$= \frac{5}{18}$$

### Fractions (Dividing)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{3}{5} ÷ \frac{8}{6}$$ $$= \frac{9}{20}$$

### Circle (Vocabulary)

Name the red part.

### Venn Diagrams

Describe the red region.

### Shape Formulas

What is the formula?

What is it?

### Fraction to Percentage

Convert this fraction to a percentage to 3 significant figures.

$$\frac{2}{7}$$ $$= 28.6$$%

### Circle Area

Find the area of a circle that has a radius of 12cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

452cm2

### Circle Circumference

Find the circumference of a circle that has a radius of 9cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

56.5cm2

Calculate the value of:

9.5 + 3.5

= 13

### Decimals (Subtracting)

Calculate the value of:

7.3 − 3.7

= 3.6

### Decimals (Multiplying)

Calculate the value of:

7.2 × 8.7

= 62.64

### Decimals (Dividing)

Calculate the value of:

41.8 ÷ 19

= 2.2

### Indices (Simple)

What is the value of:

23

= 8

What is the value of:

1-1

= 1

Calculate the value of:

47 + 59

= 106

### Basic Subtraction

Calculate the value of:

61 − 29

= 32

### Basic Multiplication

Calculate the value of:

82 × 36

= 2952

### Basic Division 2

Calculate the value of:

2632 ÷ 28

= 94

### Percentage (Of)

Find the value of:

5% of 60

= 3

### Standard Form 1

Find the value of:

9.94 × 106

= 9940000

### Highest Common Factor

Find the highest common factor of eighteen and twelve.

= 6

### Times Tables (2-5)

 6 × 5 = 30 9 × 3 = 27 8 × 3 = 24 5 × 3 = 15 7 × 2 = 14 4 × 2 = 8 3 × 5 = 15 2 × 4 = 8

### Times Tables (2-12)

 3 × 12 = 36 8 × 5 = 40 7 × 2 = 14 9 × 3 = 27 5 × 2 = 10 6 × 2 = 12 4 × 11 = 44 2 × 5 = 10

### Times Tables (2)

 7 × 2 = 14 4 × 2 = 8 8 × 2 = 16 9 × 2 = 18 6 × 2 = 12 3 × 2 = 6 5 × 2 = 10 2 × 2 = 4

### Times Tables (3)

 9 × 3 = 27 5 × 3 = 15 7 × 3 = 21 8 × 3 = 24 6 × 3 = 18 3 × 3 = 9 4 × 3 = 12 2 × 3 = 6

### Times Tables (4)

 5 × 4 = 20 8 × 4 = 32 6 × 4 = 24 7 × 4 = 28 3 × 4 = 12 9 × 4 = 36 4 × 4 = 16 2 × 4 = 8

### Times Tables (5)

 6 × 5 = 30 5 × 5 = 25 3 × 5 = 15 8 × 5 = 40 9 × 5 = 45 4 × 5 = 20 7 × 5 = 35 2 × 5 = 10

### Times Tables (6)

 6 × 6 = 36 8 × 6 = 48 4 × 6 = 24 5 × 6 = 30 3 × 6 = 18 9 × 6 = 54 7 × 6 = 42 2 × 6 = 12

### Times Tables (7)

 8 × 7 = 56 9 × 7 = 63 6 × 7 = 42 3 × 7 = 21 7 × 7 = 49 5 × 7 = 35 4 × 7 = 28 2 × 7 = 14

### Times Tables (8)

 3 × 8 = 24 8 × 8 = 64 6 × 8 = 48 7 × 8 = 56 5 × 8 = 40 9 × 8 = 72 4 × 8 = 32 2 × 8 = 16

### Times Tables (9)

 3 × 9 = 27 5 × 9 = 45 8 × 9 = 72 7 × 9 = 63 9 × 9 = 81 4 × 9 = 36 6 × 9 = 54 2 × 9 = 18

### Times Tables (12)

 6 × 12 = 72 5 × 12 = 60 8 × 12 = 96 3 × 12 = 36 7 × 12 = 84 9 × 12 = 108 4 × 12 = 48 2 × 12 = 24

### Fractions (Equivalent)

Write this fraction in its simplest form:

$$\frac{25}{40}$$ $$= \frac{5}{8}$$

### Fractions (Mixed)

Evaluate:

$$2\frac{3}{4} − \frac{6}{7}$$ $$= 1\frac{25}{28}$$

### Pythagoras

Find BC if AB = 4.2m and AC = 5.2m. 6.68m

### Trigonometry (Angle)

Find angle BCA if AC = 3.9m and BC = 5.7m. 46.8o

### Trigonometry (Side)

Find AC if angle ABC = 41o and BC = 3.3m. 2.16m

2

2

2

### Fraction to Decimal

Convert this fraction to a decimal to 3 significant figures.

$$\frac{5}{7}$$ $$= 0.714$$

### Decimal to Fraction

Convert this decimal to a fraction.

$$0.17$$ = $$\frac{17}{100}$$

### Percentage (Increase)

Increase £80 by 10%

£88

### Lowest Common Multiple

What is the lowest common multiple of nine and twenty one.

= 63

### Sequence (Arithmetic)

5,15,25,35,45...

Find the:
a) next term; 55
b) nth term; 10n - 5
c) term number 39; 385

### Sequence (Geometric)

6,24,96,384,1536...

Find the:
a) next term; 6144
b) nth term; 6 × 4n-1
c) term number 8; 98304

### Interest (Simple)

If £100 is invested for 8 years with a simple interest rate of 2%, find the amount of interest earned. £16.00

### Interest (Compound)

If £160 is invested with an interest rate of 6% compounded annually, find the value of the investment after 4 years. £202.00

### Currency Exchange

If £1 is worth $1.52, convert: a) £160 to dollars;$243.20

b) \$160 to pounds; £105.26

### Coordinates (Midpoint)

What are the coordinates of the midpoint of the line joining:

$$(3,6) \text{ and } (13,14)$$

(8,10)

What is the gradient of the line joining:

$$(8,8) \text{ and } (14,14)$$

1

### Coordinates (Square)

Here are the coordinates of 3 vertices of a square, what are the coordinates of the 4th?

$$(5,5),(10,8),(2,10)$$

(7,13)

### Negative Numbers

a) 5 − 13 = -8
b) 5 × (-12) = -60
c) (5−10)(6−11) = 25
d) 60 ÷ (-12) = -5
e) (-6)2 = 36

### Substitution

If p = 5, q = 19 and
r = -9 evaluate:

a) 2q − p = 33
b) pq + r = 86
c) p2 − 5q - r = -61

### Equations (Type 1)

Solve:

$$4x = 20$$

$$x = 5$$

### Equations (Type 2)

Solve:

$$3x -9= 6$$

$$x = 5$$

### Equations (Type 3)

Solve:

$$10x +4= 6x + 12$$

$$x = 2$$

### Equations (Type 4)

Solve:

$$5(2x +2)+5= 55$$

$$x = 4$$

### Equations (Type 5)

Solve:

$$2(5x + 3)= 3(3x + 5)$$

$$x = 9$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 1)

Solve:

$$5x-5y = 15$$
$$3x+5y = 33$$

$$x = 6, y = 3$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 2)

Solve:

$$5x+3y = 41$$
$$4x-12y = -68$$

$$x = 4, y = 7$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 3)

Solve:

$$4x-4y = -54$$
$$7x-5y = -86.5$$

$$x = -9.5, y = 4$$

### Sets (Union)

Find the union of:

{1,2,3,4,5} and
{1,3,6,10,15}

{1,2,3,4,5,6,10,15}

### Sets (Intersection)

Find the intersection of:

{5,6,7,8,9,10} and
{3,6,9,12,15}

{6,9}

### Bearings

A plane flies from point A to point B on a bearing of 071o. What bearing would it return on from B to A? 251o

### Probability

A number is picked at random from the set

{2,4,6,8,10}

what is the probability it is even? 1

Evaluate:

4 + (6 × 32 − 2)

56

### Simplify

Simplify the following by collecting like terms:

$$7d−3e−5d+7e$$

$$4e+2d$$

### Ratio

Divide 210 in the ratio

7:8

98 and 112

### Graph (Linear)

Draw a rough sketch of the graph of:

$$y=x-1$$

y intercept -1

### Prime Factors

Express the following number as the product of prime numbers:

27

3 x 3 x 3

### Percentage (Reverse)

In a sale an item costs £126 after a 30% reduction. What was the original price?

£180

### Averages

Find the mean, mode, median and range of the following:

5,3,7,5,10

Mean = 6, mode = 5,
median = 5 and range = 7

### Time (Analogue)

What time is this?

### Time (Digital)

Sketch a clock face:

### Decimals (Recurring)

Write the following recurring decimal as a fraction in its lowest terms.

0.848484... $$\frac{28}{33}$$

### Percentage (Decrease)

Decrease £20 by 35%

£13

### Brackets (Linear)

Expand:

$$8(3x-2)$$

$$24x-16$$

Expand:

$$(3x+4)(x-3)$$

$$3x^2-5x-12$$

### Factorise (Linear)

Factorise:

$$20x-8$$

$$4(5x-2)$$

Factorise:

$$x^2+2x-3$$

$$(x+3)(x-1)$$

Factorise:

$$5x^2+18x-8$$

$$(x+4)(5x-2)$$

Which theorem?

### Standard Form 2

Find the value of:

5.89 × 10-3

= 0.00589

### Standard Form 3

Write in standard form:

381

= 3.81 × 102

### Standard Form 4

Write in standard form:

0.0000493

= 4.93 × 10-5

Find the nth term:

$$-2, 6, 16, 28, 42,$$

$$n^2+5n-8$$

### Standard Form 5

Multiply 9 × 105
by 7 × 104 and give the answer in standard form.

= 6.3 × 1010

Solve:

$$x^2-x-12= 0$$

$$x = 4$$ and $$-3$$

Solve this equation giving the solutions to 3 significant figures:

$$2x^2+4x-4 = 0$$

$$x = 0.732$$ and $$-2.73$$

### Polygon Angles

What is the size of each interior angle of a regular decagon?

144°

### Change The Subject

Make $$d$$ the subject of the formula
$$e=\frac{2d-1}{3}$$

$$d=\frac{3e+1}{2}$$

### Basic Division 1

Calculate the value of:

2359 ÷ 7

= 337

### Number Sequences 2

What is the 7th:
a) Cube number; 343
b) Triangular number; 28
c) Fibonacci number. 13

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