FLASHCARDS GCSE 2015
This retention of factual knowledge is now even more important with the increased need to recall in the new GCSE. The updated cards are now available with information about how they are categorised on the first page.
Much of mathematics is content driven. Without factual knowledge students cannot access mathematical problems and maths exams. When analysing pupils resultsplus data we found that we were losing marks disproportionally due to pupils lacking mathematical knowledge.
A classic example is a student not knowing the formula for the area/circumference of a circle or getting the two confused. If they are confident they know the formula, then questions that are dependent on that knowledge become accessible. This could be a multiple mark question that suddenly the recall of key knowledge allows access to.
Please do use the flashcards provided, perhaps in the run up to the mock exam. I challenge you to accept the cost of photocopying and give every individual child a set. The cards should be printed doubled sided on A4 or A5 card. Use them frequently in lesson, encourage their use at home with others and you will see pieces of the mathematical jigsaw fall into place. Please let me know any ingenius ways you have of using them.