## New GCSE Maths 9 – 1

A quote from A guide to Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1);

‘In the assessments there’s a greater emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, with more marks being allocated to these higher-order skills’

This means then, that students must be taught mathematical reasoning and not simply the facts and ideas which make up the subject content.

## Mathematical reasoning

Mathematical reasoning consists of five parts;

arithmetic, algebraic, proportional, geometric and trigonometric, and statistical and probabilistic reasoning,

and all of these involve verbal reasoning.

Compare the five parts of mathematical reasoning with the five subject content areas of GCSE Mathematics;

Number (arithmetic is from the Greek word for number – arithmos), Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measure, and Statistics and Probability.

It is easy to see then, that learning GCSE Mathematics is all about learning to reason mathematically.

## What is on the maths4me site?

Video lessons and formative assessments (assessments that improve your learning) organised into units, and summative assessments (assessing your learning at the end of a unit).

The lessons are mapped to the GCSE Mathematics 9-1 Subject Content document produced by the Department for Education. All examination boards must use this subject content in their GCSE Mathematics specification. So, no matter which examination board your school/college is using the lessons on maths4me are directly applicable to you.

## How to use maths4me site

Choose an area of study, Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measure, or Statistics and Probability, from the main menu. This will take you to the page showing the topics making up that area of study. You can also read the  DfE Subject Content for that area.

Currently, maths4me is a work in progress. A topic in the list which is a link contains lessons and quizzes for that topic.

You are welcome, and encouraged, to use the Blog page to post comments, feedback or requests you may have. Alternatively, you can use the email form on the Contact page.

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