What do the four interior angles of a trapezium add up to (in degrees)?
What is the largest prime number less than 50?
In this diagram, not drawn to scale, the length of AB is 24cm.
The length of AC is 10cm and angle CAB is a right angle.
Calculate the length of BC.
Jane buys p packets of plain crisps and c packets of cheese and onion crisps. Write down an expression for the total number of packets of crisps Jane buys.
Here is a list of numbers
12, 17, 11, 15, 21, 13, 14, 19, 22.
Find the median
On a full sheet of paper draw a pie chart to represent the following information about the favourite fruit of 20 teachers. When you have finished show your pie chart to your own teacher.
|Number of teachers||2||5||4||3||6|
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These Weekly Workouts are designed for students on Mathematics GCSE(9-1) Foundation level courses who are hoping to achieve one of the higher grades available. Each Weekly Workout contains 7 exam-style questions. The first six can be answered online but the seventh requires the student to draw something for their teacher to check. Each Workout can also be printed and they can be made to fit neatly onto one A4 page.
Week 1 - Weekly Workout for week 1
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Week 3 - Weekly Workout for week 3
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