GCSE Foundation Maths Diagnostic Quiz

Question Three. Which coins give you a total of 82p?

a) 5p, 1p, 1p, 1p

b) 50p, 20p, 10p, 2p

c) 20p, 20p, 20p, 1p

d) 50p, 20p, 1p, 1p

Let’s have a break and check your answers so far. Scroll past the image of the beach (maybe imagine you’re there!) to see the first few answers.

Answers so far:

Q1: d. Did you get this one? Great! No? You need to practise Place Value. I recommend this page. You can check your answers here.

Q2: b. How about that one? Yes? Fantastic! No? Don’t worry – you just need to work on your Powers and Square Roots. Try this page.

Q3: b. How did you do on that one? All good? Wonderful! Not so great? Go and practise your Money Problems. I recommend this video.

Ready to move on? Let’s go!

It must be time for another break. Scroll past the image of the stars (maybe look out of a real window for a few minutes too) to see the answers for questions 4 to 10.

Let’s see how you did.

Q4: c. If you didn’t get this one, you need to work on your Addition and Subtraction. I recommend this page. You can check your answers here. If you did get the right answer – great!

Q5: d. Didn’t get that one? No worries – try watching this video to improve your knowledge of Tally and Other Charts. You did get it right? Fantastic!

Q6: c. Did you get that one? Brilliant! No? You need to work on your Metric and Imperial Measures. Try this page.

Q7: d. How did you do on that one? If you need to practise Averages and Range, try this video.

Q8: c. Well done if you got this right. If you didn’t, you just need to work on your Powers, Roots and BIDMAS a bit more. Here’s another video.

Q9: d. Did you get that one? Great! Not this time? Just practise Exchange Rates for a bit. Try this page.

Q10: b. How about that one? If you need to work on your Algebraic Substitution, take a look at this video.

Once you’ve checked your answers and gone through any necessary revision, move on to the final five questions below.

Question Eleven. What is 15% of 2km?

a) 30m

b) 150m

c) 300m

d) 1500

Question Thirteen. Round 13.374 to 1 dp

a) 13.0

b) 13.3

c) 13.4

d) 14.0

Right, you’re all done! Let’s check the answers to the last five questions. Wander through the daisies to reach them…

Here are the final answers!

Q11: c. If you got that one, great! If not, you need to work on your Percentages. Try this page.

Q12: a. How did that one go? If you need to practise Using Place Value, try this video.

Q13: c. If you need to work on your Estimation, try this page. If you got it right – brilliant!

Q14: c. Well done if you got this one. If you didn’t – don’t worry! Take a look at this video to learn more about Compound Measures.

Q15: d. How about this last one? Did you get it right? If you need to practise Probability, try this video.

That’s it! All done! Well done if you managed to try all the questions. Hopefully you now have an idea of the areas you need to work on, along with some resources to get you started. If you got all the questions right (well done!), I suggest you try practising the questions from the second half of some practice papers.

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