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# Foundation Maths… New content summary

There follows a brief summary of new topics that will now be included in the reformed GCSE 2015.
• Use of pi and surds
• both of these forms of notation will expected as an alternative way to express correct answers.
• Reverse percentages
• methods including difference of two squares.
• Basic trigonometry
• right angle problems
• angles of depression and elevation.
• Circle properties (not theorems)
• length of arcs, areas of sectors and in terms of a multiple of pi.
• Vectors
• notation, sum and difference of vectors, scalars and resultants.
• Venn and tree diagrams
• Standard form
• Compound interest
• Simultaneous equations
• Direct and inverse proportion
• Fractional SF transformations
• Conditional probabilities
• Frequency trees
• Recall exact values of trig values for sin/cos 0, 30, 45, 60, 90
• Recall tan exact values for 0, 30, 45, 60

# Maths KS3 Work Bitesize

## Pages we have done from BBC bitesize

• Pythagoras
1. Similar triangles ( Exactly the same shape but not necessarily the same size )
2. 1 dp = To one decimal place. ( Rounding up ? )

## Pythagoras

It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.