Apply Practice Book 3: GCSE
Published in October 2018. Pre-order price until 31st August.
Many students miss out on the 60% of marks in new GCSE that are for applying and analysing. They find it difficult to figure out questions different to any that students have seen before. Textbooks and revision guides don't help - they're only good for the 40% of marks for knowledge recall.
The Mastery Practice Book series teaches all students to apply knowledge. Firmly grounded in cognitive science, it uses a 3-step approach to problem solving, explained through worked examples. with carefully guided practice to make students confident with whatever examiners ask.
Book 3 is designed for the beginning of a GCSE course. It follows on from our successful Year 7 book, and covers the key concepts from year 9 (ages 13-14) of our 5-year plan, Blueprint.✔ 40 problem types on 24 different concepts
✔ 40 detailed worked examples
✔ 100's of carefully crafted 'your turn' questions
✔ Hints and answers
✔ Reusable for school use or write on for home use
✔ Based on proven research
Order now and the book will be delivered on publication.
Book is part of a series of Apply Practice Books. Each book focusses on Key Concepts in different years our 5-year plan, Blueprint.
- Book 1: year 7 concepts, already published
- Book 2: year 8 concepts, coming 2019
- Book 3: year 9 (GCSE) concepts, published October 2018
Here is a lit of the concepts that are applied in Book 3 which are generally taught near the beginning of a GCSE course.
- Newton’s 1st law
- Heat transfer
- Specific & latent
- Wave model
- Longitudinal or transverse
- Wave properties
- Periodic patterns
- Subatomic particles
- Atom conservation
- Exo- & endothermic
- Reactivity series
- Potable water
- Product life-cycle
- Stem cells
- Cell transport
- Cell division
- Communicable disease
- Monohybrid inheritance
The first page of each problem is a clear and visually explained worked example. It shows students a 3-step process for successfully solving unfamiliar questions:
- Detect: work out what you need to do to answer the question
- Recall: bring to mind all the relevant knowledge
- Solve: go step-by-step from what you know to the solution
The second page is a set of 'your turn' questions to try. The first is similar to the example to check that students can follow the thinking. Further questions are carefully crafted as stepping stones to build their competence and confidence. There are hints to get students unstuck, and answers at the back.
At the end of a chapter, students are ready for the 'mixed up problem' challenge. Like in an examination, several types of problems are mixed together, but now students have learned the skills of recognising which knowledge to use in each situation.
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