Would You Pass School Maths Now?
You can use a pen and paper if you like. Based on GCSE Maths revision questions from BBC.

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Mode is the value that appears most often in a set of data, so you can have more than one mode. For example in the set of numbers 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5 both 1 and 2 would be the mode.


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5 multiplied by 3 is 15.


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Add c to both sides, then subtract a to get c = b  a.


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The median is the one in the middle when you arrange a set of numbers in order. In this case there are eight in total, so the median is half way between the 4th and 5th numbers in the set.


 x = 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc.
 x = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.
 x = 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, etc.
✓ X≥ means greater than or equal to, so the sequence starts at 2 and goes up.

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Add the indices: 2 + 3 = 5.


 Weak positive correlation.
 Strong positive correlation.
 Strong negative correlation.
✓ XI mean it’s basically a straight line.

 Weak positive correlation.
 Weak negative correlation.
 No correlation.
✓ XYou couldn’t draw a line to fit these points, so no correlation.

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Multiplying two negative numbers makes a positive one.


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If the next digit down is 5 or greater, you round up. We only want one significant figure, so that gives us 5000.


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3 goes into 9 three times, so you have to multiply the 4 by three to get 12.


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2% is equal to 2 divided by 100, which gives you 0.02.


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8 goes into 40 five times and into 24 three times. There’s no larger number that goes into them both.


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You add the indices. The trick is to remember that “b” is actually “b~1~”, you just don’t have to write the 1 out.


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There are 8 green counters out of a total of 20. 8/20 simplifies to 2/5. Ta da!

Would You Pass School Maths Now?

You got an F!
You probably wouldn’t pass your maths exams today, but who cares? You have better things to do anyway.

You got a D!
You’d have probably just made it through, and a pass is a pass, so don’t sweat it.

You got a C!
Not bad at all! You’d pass your science GCSEs today.

You got a B!
Well done! You’d pass with a good mark.

You got an A!
Congratulations! You’d be a straightA student, in maths at least. Keep up the good work.

You got an A*!
Congratulations! You’d be top of the class. Keep being amazing.
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