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My first non calculator exam is next week and wondered if anyone has any tips to get a C and what could come up.

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(Original post by chocolateworm34)
My first non calculator exam is next week and wondered if anyone has any tips to get a C and what could come up.

Thanks
Hi. I would recommend ensuring that you have good numeracy skills. In addition, here's a quick summary for the four main topic areas:

Number
• Times table knowledge
• Ability to do short and long multiplication and division
• Good fractions skills
- simplifying fractions (e.g. cancelling down 24 / 32)
- converting a fraction to a decimal / percentage and vice versa
- addition / subtraction / multiplication / division of fractions, including mixed numbers
- finding out a fraction of an amount, e.g. 2/3 of 96
• Percentages
- finding the percentage of an amount
- percentage increase / decrease

Algebra
• simplifying algebraic expressions (e.g. 2x + 3y + 5x - 4y)
• expanding brackets
• factorising (mainly common factors, e.g. factorise 12xy + 18xz)
• Solving linear equations e.g.
- 3x + 4 = 31
- 5x - 6 = 3x + 2

For geometry and measures
• know the names of common shapes and solids, and be able to recognise them, e.g. parallelogram, trapezium, kite, cuboid, cone
• know the names of the parts of a circle

For handling data
• know the meaning of mode, median and mean, and how to work them out.
• pie charts, bar charts
• designing questionnaires, or spotting mistakes in them (usually no time period or overlapping categories)
There's a quick summary. I didn't want to make it too long.
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