#### Tagged: Skill Drill

## GCSE Foundation Number Skill Drill 2

#### Published on November 11, 2015

This pack contains a series of 5 worksheets (with accompanying solutions) and a student ‘skill tracker’.

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

1) Simplifying fractions

2) Converting a mixed number to an improper fraction

3) Converting an improper fraction to a mixed number

4) Fraction of an amount

5) Adding/subtracting fractions (same denominators)

6) Adding/subtracting fractions (different denominators)

7) Multiplying fractions

8) Dividing fractions

9) Percentage of an amount

10) Ordering decimals

11) Write a decimal as a percentage

12) Write a fraction as a decimal

13) Write a percentage as a fraction

14) Write a decimal as a fraction

15) Ordering a decimal, a fraction and a percentage

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.

## GCSE Foundation Number Skill Drill 1

#### Published on

This pack contains a series of 5 worksheets (with accompanying solutions). Each worksheet includes 15 questions, one on each of the following topics:

1) Column Addition (with decimals)

2) Column Subtraction (with decimals)

3) ‘Long’ Multiplication (including decimals)

4) Division (including decimals)

5) Rounding (decimal places)

6) Rounding (significant figures)

7) Order of Operations

8) Listing Factors

9) Squaring/Cubing a Number

10) Square/Cube Roots

11) Listing Multiples

12) Estimating

13) Product of Prime Factors

14) Adding/Subtracting with Negatives

15) Multiplying/Dividing with Negatives

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.

## 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.