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One of the biggest changes that are coming to the various maths exams is that there will be a lot more contextual questions on the papers than in the past. Contextual is just a fancy way of saying, plenty of sentences, but that still doesn’t help us to solve the question does it?
Oh no. Not algebra. I can already see you click the back button but hold it there. Stay with me. Take your hand off the mouse, sit back and get ready. You’re about to find out that algebra isn’t that hard, in fact you already know how to do it. You just don’t realise it. Stick with me, we’ll get there.
Few months before the examination, secondary students sitting for the GCSE or its international version IGCSE will begin cramming in a desperate attempt to score higher. Among the many subjects that are on the top of the revision, the list is Maths.
Generally, if you know the answer to a question, it can be relatively easy to write an explanation either by writing a few sentences, drawing a diagram or by producing an example. But, when we are asked to write an essay, that is an entirely different experience as our minds can immediately go blank and the harder we look for ideas, the more elusive they become which results in waves of panic and blank pages.