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So, how do you revise maths?

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5 Ideas for Learning Times Tables

2. Invest in some times tables board games or card games

Take a look in your local book shop or online shops for maths learning games. Some good examples are Mrs J’s Brilliant Tables Game (nothing to do with me!), Times Tables Swat and Times Tables Snap. You can also play with a normal deck of cards: split the pack between two and play as if it were “Snap!”. Instead of shouting snap when you get the same number, the first person to shout the correct answer to the product of the two numbers wins. For example, if I turn over a 4 and you turn over a 2, the first to shout “8!” adds both cards to their hand.

3. Practise your tables during everyday activities

Try not to treat tables practice as if it were homework. Practise during normal, everyday activities, such as on the walk to school, over breakfast or during the adverts on TV.

5. Don’t forget to practise your divisions!

Learning “4 divided by 2 equals 2” is just as important as learning “2 times 2 equals 4”. In fact, it will strengthen your understanding of your times tables. If you’re testing someone on their tables, throw in some division questions now and again.

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Romeo and Juliet – Key Quotes – iGCSE English Literature

Here are some key quotes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

“Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.”Romeo. This is a great quote to illustrate Romeo’s headstrong nature. It’s also very short, so really worth trying to learn.

“He shall not make me there a joyful bride!” Juliet. Romeo and Juliet share the characteristic of being headstrong. This quote shows Juliet’s nature.

“O happy dagger!”Juliet. The use of the adjective happy illustrates how Juliet welcomes her death. The use of the exclamation mark heightens Juliet’s emotions. Again, this is a short quote, so see if you can learn it.

“Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone… It is my will.”Lord Capulet. This is a good example of how Lord Capulet is portrayed as being powerful. He is the head of the family.

“Nurse, where’s my daughter? Call her forth to me.” Lady Capulet. This quote illustrates the unknowing nature of Lady Capulet. The use of the word ‘daughter’ illustrates how her relationship with Juliet is formal.

“That dreamers often lie.”Mercutio. This quote shows us Mercutio’s witty side. It is his response after Romeo tells him he had a dream about Rosaline.

The above extract is from Act 3, Scene 1. Tybalt says I am for you highlighting that he is ready for the fight. This shows his confident nature. Mercutio says to Tybalt will you walk?’ questioning whether Tybalt will fight with him. Mercutio calls Tybalt a rat-catcher highlighting the cunning side of Tybalt’s personality. These two points show us the passionate personalities of both characters.

“Till holy church incorporate two in one.”Friar Laurence. The quote illustrates the obviously religious nature of Friar Laurence. It shows how he believes that through marriage the Montague and Capulet households will be united by God.

“I think you are happy in this second match, for it excels your first.”Nurse. Here we see the truthful nature of Nurse. She wants the best for Juliet.

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Learn These Facts! GCSE Maths – Foundation Tier

These are just some of the many things we need to remember! What other important facts can you think of?

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English Literature GCSE – An Inspector Calls – Quotes for the Theme of Gender

Here are seven super-useful quotes from J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. They all back up one of the major themes in the book: Gender.

“I hate those hard-eyed dough-faced women.” – Gerald. This is a nice, short quote, so worth trying to learn. It shows Gerald’s attitude towards women. He feels that they should look the way he wants and expects them to.

“…not only something to make ’em look prettier – but – well, a sort of sign or token of their self-respect.” – Mr Birling. Mr Birling’s views on women seem rather stereotypical here.

“She was claiming elaborate fine feelings and scruples that were simply absurd in a girl in her position.” – Mrs Birling. Oh dear. It seems that Mrs Birling has some out-of-date views too.

“We were paying the usual rates and if they didn’t like those rates, they could go and work somewhere else”. – Mr Birling. Here we have Mr Birling talking about Eva Smith. It’s a great quote, applying to these two characters and also the themes of gender, power and social class.

“young and fresh and charming”. – Gerald. Eva Smith is also being referred to here. Again, this is a very short quote, so really worth trying to learn.

“except for all last summer, when you never came near me” – Sheila. Here we have Sheila addressing Gerald.

“You’re not the kind of father a chap could go to when he’s in trouble” – Eric. Mr Birling hears some hard truths. This quote can also apply to the theme of responsibility.

Which quotes would you choose to discuss the theme of gender in An Inspector Calls?

What do you think about this theme?

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