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GCSE Math Lesson 11 - Surds

For a more detailed overview of the topics that will be covered in this GCSE math lesson on Surds, please visit the Glossary Page.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are surds and how to estimate surds?
  • How to simplify surds?
  • How to rationalise the denominator?

Section 1 - Video Tutorials

The GCSE math lesson on Surds consists of 3 educational video tutorials and builds on from the GCSE math lesson on Roots by understanding how to work with Surds that do not simplify to a nice whole numbers/integers. Start learning more about Surds today.

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Section 2 - Practice Questions

Test yourself on what you have learned from the educational video tutorials in Section 1 with these multiple choice practice questions. If you are unsure on how to answer the questions, then we recommend you re-watch the video tutorials, because you will be able to follow the concepts and/or methods much better once you know what to expect. Practice makes perfect!

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Section 3 - Exam Style Questions

The multiple choice practice questions in Section 2 have hopefully improved your confidence and understanding of this GCSE math topic. Have a go answering these exam style questions on Surds. These are the types of questions that you may come across in your GCSE math exams.

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Section 4 - Challenging Questions

After completing the exam style questions in Section 3, you should feel confident with Surds. However, what makes these questions in Section 4 any different? Well, these exam style questions focus on Surds, but combine topics covered in previous GCSE math lessons across the Maths Target curriculum. We recommend you use a spare piece of paper to write down your workings out and then check against the mark scheme.

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