The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
Revision and Exams
What's in the exam
Topic guide - find it, print it out, scribble on it, read it, ask about it
Weak areas – find them, don’t hide them do something about them
Strong areas – don’t ignore them, welcome familiar questions
Do some practice
Best practice - work as if it is the real thing, no internet etc, layout, full working
Quality vs quantity – variety of sources eg CGP, previous syllabus, other exam boards, questions that are sufficiently challenging
Use of support when stuck – blind copying is not learning, highlight where you had help, help your teacher to help you
Other Sources: Students - nrich, BBC Bitesize, Plus Magazine (part of MMP), Hegarty Maths on YouTube, PhysicsandMathsTutor.com, TheStudentRoom.co.uk, Khan Academy (US focus), Corbett Maths, Mr Barton Maths
Perform under pressure
If in doubt, do some maths
Find the maths amongst the distractions
Look for cue words
Break the question down into simpler tasks
Don’t worry about tricky bits until you get to them
Look out for separate sub-questions
Have you answered the actual question?
Common mistakes, units
Numbers: Have you used the right values?
Process: Have you used the correct method?
Maths: is your working correct?
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