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GCSE Mathematics

Foundation Tier

Stafford Burndred

Consultant Editor: Brian Seager, Chairman of Examiners

Ninestiles School

GCSE Mathematics

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Published by Pearson Publishing 2003

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Contents

Introduction

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Examiner’s tips

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Number skills

Place value ......................................................................... Multiplication facts ............................................................. Negative numbers.............................................................. Solving problems without a calculator............................... Calculation checks..............................................................

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Maths without

a calculator

Mental arithmetic shortcuts – 1 ......................................... Mental arithmetic shortcuts – 2 ......................................... Decimals............................................................................. Long multiplication and division ........................................ Checking ............................................................................

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Fractions, decimals,

percentages and ratio

Fractions and percentages................................................. Fractions............................................................................. Changing between decimals and percentages .................

Changing between decimals, percentages and fractions..

Ratio – 1...