Number Sequences 1

What is the 6th:
a) Odd number; 11
b) Square number; 36
c) Prime number. 13

Factors

Find all the factors of:

36

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36.

Multiples

Subtract the 4th from the 9th multiples of:

9

45

Polygons

What are the names of regular polygons with:
a) six sides;
b) seven sides;
c) eight sides.

Hexagon, Heptagon and Octagon (all regular)

Rounding

Round the following numbers to three significant figures:
a) 43.49; 43.5
b) 360302; 360000
c) 0.008595; 0.00860

Area of a Triangle

Find the area of a triangle that has a base of 3cm and a height of 6cm.

9cm2

Area of a Trapezium

Find the area of a trapezium that has a base of 14cm, a height of 8cm and a top (parallel to base) of 4cm. 72cm2

Evaluate:

$$\frac{1}{3} + \frac{5}{6}$$ $$= 1\frac{1}{6}$$

Fractions (Multiplying)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{3}{5} × \frac{6}{8}$$ $$= \frac{9}{20}$$

Fractions (Dividing)

Evaluate:

$$\frac{2}{4} ÷ \frac{6}{5}$$ $$= \frac{5}{12}$$

Circle (Vocabulary)

Name the red part.

Venn Diagrams

Describe the red region.

Shape Formulas

What is the formula?

What is it?

Fraction to Percentage

Convert this fraction to a percentage.

$$\frac{3}{6}$$ $$= 50$$%

Circle Area

Find the area of a circle that has a radius of 7cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

154cm2

Circle Circumference

Find the circumference of a circle that has a radius of 10cm. Give your answer to three significant figures.

62.8cm2

Calculate the value of:

5.8 + 3.7

= 9.5

Decimals (Subtracting)

Calculate the value of:

9.1 − 2.6

= 6.5

Decimals (Multiplying)

Calculate the value of:

3.6 × 2.3

= 8.28

Decimals (Dividing)

Calculate the value of:

107.8 ÷ 14

= 7.7

Indices (Simple)

What is the value of:

13

= 1

What is the value of:

2-2

= 0.25

Calculate the value of:

98 + 46

= 144

Basic Subtraction

Calculate the value of:

81 − 28

= 53

Basic Multiplication

Calculate the value of:

62 × 68

= 4216

Basic Division 2

Calculate the value of:

1058 ÷ 23

= 46

Percentage (Of)

Find the value of:

65% of 120

= 78

Standard Form 1

Find the value of:

9.8 × 103

= 9800

Highest Common Factor

Find the highest common factor of forty five and ten.

= 5

Times Tables (2-5)

 3 × 5 = 15 9 × 4 = 36 4 × 4 = 16 8 × 2 = 16 6 × 4 = 24 7 × 3 = 21 5 × 2 = 10 2 × 3 = 6

Times Tables (2-12)

 6 × 11 = 66 8 × 11 = 88 4 × 8 = 32 5 × 2 = 10 3 × 10 = 30 9 × 8 = 72 7 × 10 = 70 2 × 11 = 22

Times Tables (2)

 3 × 2 = 6 4 × 2 = 8 8 × 2 = 16 5 × 2 = 10 9 × 2 = 18 7 × 2 = 14 6 × 2 = 12 2 × 2 = 4

Times Tables (3)

 8 × 3 = 24 9 × 3 = 27 7 × 3 = 21 4 × 3 = 12 5 × 3 = 15 6 × 3 = 18 3 × 3 = 9 2 × 3 = 6

Times Tables (4)

 8 × 4 = 32 7 × 4 = 28 6 × 4 = 24 4 × 4 = 16 3 × 4 = 12 5 × 4 = 20 9 × 4 = 36 2 × 4 = 8

Times Tables (5)

 7 × 5 = 35 4 × 5 = 20 5 × 5 = 25 6 × 5 = 30 3 × 5 = 15 9 × 5 = 45 8 × 5 = 40 2 × 5 = 10

Times Tables (6)

 5 × 6 = 30 8 × 6 = 48 4 × 6 = 24 6 × 6 = 36 9 × 6 = 54 3 × 6 = 18 7 × 6 = 42 2 × 6 = 12

Times Tables (7)

 4 × 7 = 28 3 × 7 = 21 6 × 7 = 42 5 × 7 = 35 8 × 7 = 56 7 × 7 = 49 9 × 7 = 63 2 × 7 = 14

Times Tables (8)

 3 × 8 = 24 8 × 8 = 64 9 × 8 = 72 5 × 8 = 40 6 × 8 = 48 4 × 8 = 32 7 × 8 = 56 2 × 8 = 16

Times Tables (9)

 9 × 9 = 81 4 × 9 = 36 8 × 9 = 72 5 × 9 = 45 6 × 9 = 54 3 × 9 = 27 7 × 9 = 63 2 × 9 = 18

Times Tables (12)

 4 × 12 = 48 8 × 12 = 96 3 × 12 = 36 7 × 12 = 84 5 × 12 = 60 6 × 12 = 72 9 × 12 = 108 2 × 12 = 24

Fractions (Equivalent)

Write this fraction in its simplest form:

$$\frac{6}{9}$$ $$= \frac{2}{3}$$

Fractions (Mixed)

Evaluate:

$$1\frac{1}{2} − \frac{4}{5}$$ $$= \frac{7}{10}$$

Pythagoras

Find BC if AB = 4.8m and AC = 6.6m. 8.16m

Trigonometry (Angle)

Find angle ABC if AB = 3.3m and BC = 4.4m. 41.4o

Trigonometry (Side)

Find BC if angle BCA = 50o and AC = 3.4m. 5.29m

2

2

2

Fraction to Decimal

Convert this fraction to a decimal.

$$\frac{5}{10}$$ $$= 0.5$$

Decimal to Fraction

Convert this decimal to a fraction.

$$0.72$$ = $$\frac{18}{25}$$

Percentage (Increase)

Increase £40 by 5%

£42

Lowest Common Multiple

What is the lowest common multiple of eight and thirty two.

= 32

Sequence (Arithmetic)

4,12,20,28,36...

Find the:
a) next term; 44
b) nth term; 8n - 4
c) term number 32; 252

Sequence (Geometric)

3,6,12,24,48...

Find the:
a) next term; 96
b) nth term; 3 × 2n-1
c) term number 12; 6144

Interest (Simple)

If £220 is invested for 7 years with a simple interest rate of 6%, find the amount of interest earned. £92.40

Interest (Compound)

If £160 is invested with an interest rate of 1% compounded annually, find the value of the investment after 9 years. £174.99

Currency Exchange

If £1 is worth $1.48, convert: a) £160 to dollars;$236.80

b) \$160 to pounds; £108.11

Coordinates (Midpoint)

What are the coordinates of the midpoint of the line joining:

$$(-3,1) \text{ and } (7,9)$$

(2,5)

What is the gradient of the line joining:

$$(-1,4) \text{ and } (2,8)$$

$$\frac{4}{3}$$

Coordinates (Square)

Here are the coordinates of 3 vertices of a square, what are the coordinates of the 4th?

$$(2,4),(7,7),(-1,9)$$

(4,12)

Negative Numbers

a) 8 − 17 = -9
b) 8 × (-6) = -48
c) (6−16)(12−24) = 120
d) 48 ÷ (-6) = -8
e) (-9)2 = 81

Substitution

If p = 5, q = 22 and
r = -12 evaluate:

a) 2q − p = 39
b) pq + r = 98
c) p2 − 5q - r = -73

Equations (Type 1)

Solve:

$$3x = 27$$

$$x = 9$$

Equations (Type 2)

Solve:

$$5x +9= 29$$

$$x = 4$$

Equations (Type 3)

Solve:

$$4x +5= 2x + 19$$

$$x = 7$$

Equations (Type 4)

Solve:

$$4(2x -5)-6= 30$$

$$x = 7$$

Equations (Type 5)

Solve:

$$5(5x + 3)= 4(4x + 5)$$

$$x = 0.556 \text{(to 3 sf)}$$

Equations (Simultaneous 1)

Solve:

$$3x-2y = 1$$
$$5x+2y = 23$$

$$x = 3, y = 4$$

Equations (Simultaneous 2)

Solve:

$$3x-4y = 3$$
$$2x+16y = 58$$

$$x = 5, y = 3$$

Equations (Simultaneous 3)

Solve:

$$2x-6y = 33$$
$$2x-4y = 27$$

$$x = 7.5, y = -3$$

Sets (Union)

Find the union of:

{1,2,3,4,5} and
{1,3,5,7,9}

{1,2,3,4,5,7,9}

Sets (Intersection)

Find the intersection of:

{6,7,8,9,10} and
{1,3,6,10,15}

{6,10}

Bearings

A plane flies from point A to point B on a bearing of 253o. What bearing would it return on from B to A? 073o

Probability

A number is picked at random from the set

{2,4,6,8,10}

what is the probability it is even? 1

Evaluate:

64 ÷ 8 × 81 ÷ 9

72

Simplify

Simplify the following by collecting like terms:

$$3n+7−2n+8$$

$$n+15$$

Ratio

Divide 99 in the ratio

8:1

88 and 11

Graph (Linear)

Draw a rough sketch of the graph of:

$$2y=x$$

y intercept 0

Prime Factors

Express the following number as the product of prime numbers:

31

31

Percentage (Reverse)

In a sale an item costs £126 after a 10% reduction. What was the original price?

£140

Averages

Find the mean, mode, median and range of the following:

5,3,7,5,10

Mean = 6, mode = 5,
median = 5 and range = 7

Time (Analogue)

What time is this?

Time (Digital)

Sketch a clock face:

Decimals (Recurring)

Write the following recurring decimal as a fraction in its lowest terms.

0.313131... $$\frac{31}{99}$$

Percentage (Decrease)

Decrease £20 by 20%

£16

Brackets (Linear)

Expand:

$$7(9x-3)$$

$$63x-21$$

Expand:

$$(4x+3)(x-2)$$

$$4x^2-5x-6$$

Factorise (Linear)

Factorise:

$$56x-48$$

$$8(7x-6)$$

Factorise:

$$x^2-1$$

$$(x+1)(x-1)$$

Factorise:

$$4x^2+7x-2$$

$$(x+2)(4x-1)$$

Which theorem?

Standard Form 2

Find the value of:

8.7 × 10-4

= 0.00087

Standard Form 3

Write in standard form:

298000

= 2.98 × 105

Standard Form 4

Write in standard form:

0.0025

= 2.5 × 10-3

Find the nth term:

$$1, 16, 37, 64, 97,$$

$$3n^2+6n-8$$

Standard Form 5

Multiply 4 × 105
by 4 × 105 and give the answer in standard form.

= 1.6 × 1011

Solve:

$$x^2-x-12= 0$$

$$x = 4$$ and $$-3$$

Solve this equation giving the solutions to 3 significant figures:

$$4x^2+4x-5 = 0$$

$$x = 0.725$$ and $$-1.72$$

Polygon Angles

What is the size of each exterior angle of a regular pentagon?

72°

Change The Subject

Make $$k$$ the subject of the formula
$$c=\frac{a(2+k)}{b}$$

$$k=\frac{bc}{a}-2$$

Basic Division 1

Calculate the value of:

3970 ÷ 5

= 794

Number Sequences 2

What is the 6th:
a) Cube number; 216
b) Triangular number; 21
c) Fibonacci number. 8

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