 # GCSE Maths

## Solving Equations for GCSE Maths

Solving equations means finding the value of the number represented by a letter in an equation, so your final answer will look something like: x = 4. The method we use is often called the balance method. Simply imagine the equation as a set of old fashioned scales, with the equals sign as the pivot. We …

## Algebra – Expanding Brackets

Expanding brackets is one of the fundamentals of algebra for GCSE Maths. There are two methods to learn. The first is expanding a single bracket and the second is expanding double brackets. Both methods are quite straightforward after a bit of practice. Take your time, read this guide carefully and then practice the questions at …

## Multiplying and dividing fractions

Check out this step-by-step guide to learn the methods for multiplying and dividing fractions for GCSE Maths. We’ve included everything you need to know. Then practice with the questions at the end. Multiplying fractions Compared to adding, subtracting and dividing fractions, this is the method that should be easiest to remember. All you need to …

Adding and subtracting fractions is easier than you might think. It can seem tricky when you first get started, but with some practice you’ll be flying through them in no time. You just need to remember the simple method set out below. Follow the step-by-step guide and do the practice questions. If you would like …

## Compound Interest and Depreciation for GCSE Maths

What is interest?  This guide is about compound interest, but before we get to that it’s important to understand what interest actually is. Well, interest is usually paid when money has been lent or borrowed. It is basically money paid at a specific percentage and at regular intervals. The best example of interest in real … ## The Quadratic Formula for GCSE Maths

In this guide we’ll show you everything you need to know about the quadratic formula for GCSE maths. The quadratic formula provides a way of solving quadratic equations. We’ve previously seen how to solve quadratic equations by factorising, but this method won’t always work for every equation. For any quadratic equations where factorising won’t work, …

## Bearings for GCSE Maths

Bearings for GCSE maths is only a small part of the course, but it is one of the areas we tutors are asked about most. Questions on bearings occur quite regularly in GCSE exams, but the topic is often only covered quickly at school. That’s why revising bearings is so important. There are a few …  