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## GCSE Foundation Algebra Skill Drill 1

#### Published on November 10, 2015

This pack contains a series of 5 worksheets (with accompanying solutions).

Each worksheet includes 15 questions, one on each of the following topics:

1. Collecting like terms (+/-)

2. Simplifying simple expressions ()

3. Expanding a single bracket

4. Expanding two single brackets and simplifying the result

5. Factorising a simple expression

6. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (+/-)

7. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (⨉)

8. Solving ‘one-step’ equations (÷)

9. Solving ‘two-step’ equations

10. Solving ‘two-step’ equations with a bracket

11. Solving ‘three-step’ equations (letters on both sides)

12. Solving ‘two-step’ inequalities

13. Specifying values that satisfy an ‘open’ inequality

14. Specifying values that satisfy a ‘closed’ inequality

15. Representing an inequality on a number line

HOW COULD I USE A SKILL DRILL?

That’s entirely up to you! Below are some suggestions though:

• Over a week or two to check progress as you ‘attack’ these topics in lessons

• As a diagnostic tool with a new group

• Set as a homework

• As a starter activity once a week to check skill retention after covering these

skills.

WHO IS THIS SKILL DRILL FOR?

This Skill Drill is primarily targeted at Foundation GCSE students aiming for a C. Although few of the included skills in this particular drill are ‘Grade C skills’ in and of themselves, they are still common weaknesses for such students.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

The included student tracker is ideal to allow students to track their own progress on each topic across the 5 drills.

## Factorising Quadratics (Advanced) Worksheet

#### Published on November 4, 2015

This worksheet is targeted at factorising quadratic expressions where the coefficient of x is more than 1.

The sheet follows a graduated progression, allowing students to first match expressions with their factorised forms, then ‘filling the blanks’ in some factorisations followed by doing the full factorisation themselves. These three tasks are completed with expressions containing only positive terms first before moving on to expressions with negative terms.

Full solutions are included.