### Number Sequences 1

What is the 10th:
a) Odd number; 19
b) Square number; 100
c) Prime number. 29

### Factors

Find all the factors of:

20

1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20.

### Multiples

Subtract the 7th from the 11th multiples of:

11

44

### Polygons

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

Hexagon, Heptagon and Octagon (all regular)

### Rounding

Round the following numbers to three significant figures:
a) 53.67; 53.7
b) 771191; 771000
c) 0.003795; 0.00380

### Area of a Triangle

Find the area of a triangle that has a base of 3cm and a height of 7cm.

10.5cm2

### Area of a Trapezium

Find the area of a trapezium that has a base of 11cm, a height of 6cm and a top (parallel to base) of 5cm. 48cm2

### Fractions (Adding)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{4}{5} + \frac{7}{8}$$ $$= 1\frac{27}{40}$$

### Fractions (Multiplying)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{1}{3} × \frac{5}{7}$$ $$= \frac{5}{21}$$

### Fractions (Dividing)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{1}{2} ÷ \frac{5}{4}$$ $$= \frac{2}{5}$$

### 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.

$$\frac{1}{5}$$ $$= 20$$%

### Circle Area

Find the area of a circle that has a radius of 2cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

12.6cm2

### Circle Circumference

Find the circumference of a circle that has a radius of 4cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

25.1cm

### Decimals (Adding)

Calculate the value of:

5.5 + 3.6

= 9.1

### Decimals (Subtracting)

Calculate the value of:

6.3 − 4.6

= 1.7

### Decimals (Multiplying)

Calculate the value of:

7.6 × 4.3

= 32.68

### Decimals (Dividing)

Calculate the value of:

135.8 ÷ 14

= 9.7

### Indices (Simple)

What is the value of:

32

= 9

### Indices (Advanced)

What is the value of:

$$2^{-3}$$

$$= \frac{1}{8}$$

### Basic Addition

Calculate the value of:

49 + 88

= 137

### Basic Subtraction

Calculate the value of:

64 − 26

= 38

### Basic Multiplication

Calculate the value of:

79 × 82

= 6478

### Basic Division 2

Calculate the value of:

1456 ÷ 28

= 52

### Percentage (Of)

Find the value of:

80% of 340

= 272

### Standard Form 1

Find the value of:

9.39 × 103

= 9390

### Highest Common Factor

Find the highest common factor of eighteen and six.

= 6

### Times Tables (2-5)

 8 × 2 = 16 7 × 5 = 35 5 × 4 = 20 3 × 5 = 15 4 × 3 = 12 6 × 2 = 12 9 × 2 = 18 2 × 2 = 4

### Times Tables (2-12)

 5 × 8 = 40 9 × 11 = 99 7 × 11 = 77 8 × 2 = 16 4 × 10 = 40 3 × 3 = 9 6 × 11 = 66 2 × 9 = 18

### Times Tables (2)

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

### Times Tables (3)

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

### Times Tables (4)

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

### Times Tables (5)

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

### Times Tables (6)

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

### Times Tables (7)

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

### Times Tables (8)

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

### Times Tables (9)

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

### Times Tables (12)

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

### Fractions (Equivalent)

Write this fraction in its simplest form:

$$\frac{24}{40}$$ $$= \frac{3}{5}$$

### Fractions (Mixed)

Evaluate:

$$2\frac{3}{4} − \frac{5}{6}$$ $$= 1\frac{11}{12}$$

### Pythagoras

Find AC if AB = 3m and BC = 4.4m. 3.22m

### Trigonometry (Angle)

Find angle ABC if AC = 5.8m and AB = 6.9m. 40.0o

### Trigonometry (Side)

Find AC if angle ABC = 64o and BC = 3.1m. 2.79m

### Roman Numerals (1-12)

Give your answer in Roman numerals.

2

### Roman Numerals (60-100)

Give your answer in Roman numerals.

2

### Roman Numerals (Large)

Give your answer in Roman numerals.

2

### Fraction to Decimal

Convert this fraction to a decimal.

$$\frac{3}{4}$$ $$= 0.75$$

### Decimal to Fraction

Convert this decimal to a fraction.

$$0.19$$ = $$\frac{19}{100}$$

### Percentage (Increase)

Increase £40 by 20%

£48

### Lowest Common Multiple

What is the lowest common multiple of twelve and twenty four.

= 24

### Sequence (Arithmetic)

7,21,35,49,63...

Find the:
a) next term; 77
b) nth term; 14n - 7
c) term number 50; 693

### Sequence (Geometric)

7,28,112,448,1792...

Find the:
a) next term; 7168
b) nth term; 7 × 4n-1
c) term number 11; 7340032

### Interest (Simple)

If £160 is invested for 5 years with a simple interest rate of 3%, find the amount of interest earned. £24.00

### Interest (Compound)

If £160 is invested with an interest rate of 6% compounded annually, find the value of the investment after 5 years. £214.12

### Currency Exchange

If £1 is worth $1.22, convert: a) £160 to dollars;$195.20

b) \$240 to pounds; £196.72

### Coordinates (Midpoint)

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

$$(1,5) \text{ and } (9,13)$$

(5,9)

### Gradient

What is the gradient of the line joining:

$$(5,1) \text{ and } (11,7)$$

1

### Coordinates (Square)

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

$$(1,5),(4,8),(-2,8)$$

(1,11)

### Negative Numbers

a) 8 − 13 = -5
b) 8 × (-12) = -96
c) (11−18)(12−22) = 70
d) 96 ÷ (-12) = -8
e) (-12)2 = 144

### Substitution

If p = 5, q = 18 and
r = -7 evaluate:

a) 2q − p = 31
b) pq + r = 83
c) p2 − 5q - r = -58

### Equations (Type 1)

Solve:

$$4x = 16$$

$$x = 4$$

### Equations (Type 2)

Solve:

$$2x +8= 26$$

$$x = 9$$

### Equations (Type 3)

Solve:

$$7x +6= 5x + 20$$

$$x = 7$$

### Equations (Type 4)

Solve:

$$4(2x -3)+11= 63$$

$$x = 8$$

### Equations (Type 5)

Solve:

$$5(3x + 4)= 2(2x + 2)$$

$$x = -1.45 \text{(to 3 sf)}$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 1)

Solve:

$$4x+5y = 34$$
$$5x+5y = 40$$

$$x = 6, y = 2$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 2)

Solve:

$$3x-4y = 9$$
$$5x+12y = 71$$

$$x = 7, y = 3$$

### Equations (Simultaneous 3)

Solve:

$$5x-3y = 16.5$$
$$3x-2y = 8$$

$$x = 9, y = 9.5$$

### Sets (Union)

Find the union of:

{2,4,6,8,10} and
{1,3,6,10,15}

{1,2,3,4,6,8,10,15}

### Sets (Intersection)

Find the intersection of:

{2,4,6,8,10} and
{1,3,6,10,15}

{6,10}

### Bearings

A plane flies from point A to point B on a bearing of 252o. What bearing would it return on from B to A? 072o

### Probability

A number is picked at random from the set

{5,6,7,8,9,10}

what is the probability it is even? $$\frac12$$

Evaluate:

4 + 2 × 9 − 9

13

### Simplify

Simplify the following by collecting like terms:

$$b+4c-7b+4c$$

$$8c-6b$$

### Ratio

Divide 42 in the ratio

5:1

35 and 7

### Graph (Linear)

Draw a rough sketch of the graph of:

$$2y=x+4$$

Gradient 0.5
y intercept 2

### Prime Factors

Express the following number as the product of prime numbers:

120

2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

### Percentage (Reverse)

In a sale an item costs £144 after a 20% reduction. What was the original price?

£180

### Averages

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

2,4,6,8,10

Mean = 6, no mode,
median = 6 and range = 8

### 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.

0.646464... $$\frac{64}{99}$$

### Percentage (Decrease)

Decrease £140 by 40%

£84

### Brackets (Linear)

Expand:

$$8(4x-3)$$

$$32x-24$$

### Brackets (Quadratic)

Expand:

$$(4x+3)(2x-2)$$

$$8x^2-2x-6$$

### Factorise (Linear)

Factorise:

$$10x-25$$

$$5(2x-5)$$

### Factorise (Quadratic 1)

Factorise:

$$x^2-x-12$$

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

### Factorise (Quadratic 2)

Factorise:

$$3x^2-4x-4$$

$$(3x+2)(x-2)$$

Which theorem?

### Standard Form 2

Find the value of:

5.04 × 10-5

= 0.0000504

### Standard Form 3

Write in standard form:

95100

= 9.51 × 104

### Standard Form 4

Write in standard form:

0.0731

= 7.31 × 10-2

### Sequence (Quadratic)

Find the nth term:

$$8, 13, 20, 29, 40,$$

$$n^2+2n+5$$

### Standard Form 5

Multiply 4 × 104
by 7 × 105 and give the answer in standard form.

= 2.8 × 1010

### Equations (Quadratic 1)

Solve:

$$x^2-x-20= 0$$

$$x = 5$$ and $$-4$$

### Equations (Quadratic 2)

Solve this equation giving the solutions to 3 significant figures:

$$5x^2+3x-5 = 0$$

$$x = 0.744$$ and $$-1.34$$

### Polygon Angles

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

128.6°

### Change The Subject

Make $$e$$ the subject of the formula
$$f=g(e+h)$$

$$e=\frac{f}{g}-h$$

### Basic Division 1

Calculate the value of:

1942 ÷ 2

= 971

### Number Sequences 2

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

### Square Numbers

What is the square root of

9

3

### Prime Numbers

What are the three largest prime numbers less than
31

29, 23, 19

### Last Lesson

Write down something you learnt in the previous mathematics lesson.

### Last Week

Write down something you learnt in one of the mathematics lessons last week.

### Angles

Calculate $$x$$.

### Decimals (Ordering)

Write down these numbers: 4, 0.44, 4.44, 4.04, 0.4, 4.4, 0.04, in ascending order.
0.04, 0.4, 0.44, 4, 4.04, 4.4, 4.44,

### Lengths (Ordering)

Write down these lengths: 1.08m, 107cm, 1.8m, 17cm, 18mm, 1.7cm, in order.
1.7cm, 18mm, 17cm, 107cm, 1.08m, 1.8m,

### Capacities (Ordering)

Write down these capacities: 200ml, 17cl, 173ml, 21cl, 18cl, 18ml, in order.
18ml, 17cl, 173ml, 18cl, 200ml, 21cl,

h = 75

j = 58

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