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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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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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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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