OCR GCSE A (J562)
A501/01  Foundation A (FA)
General Resources
The OCR Website's New GCSE Mathematics A  J562 (Graduated Assessment) Pages
OCR GCSE A  J562 Graduated Syllabus Specification (.pdf)
A501/01  Foundation A  Syllabus (.pdf © OCR)
Topics and resources  calculators may be used
This list of topics is far from complete, but will be added to frequently. Please check back from time to time for more links and resources.
General problem solving skills


Number
• Use positive and negative numbers
• Multiply and divide by powers of 10
• Multiply and divide by decimals
• Multiply and divide by negative numbers

Positive and negative numbers applet

Hierarchy of operations
• brackets (parentheses) and BODMAS)


Ratio

Ratios (.ppt)

Factors, multiples and primes

Factors of numbers video
Factors of numbers applet
All the factors of a number
Eratosthenes Sieve video
Eratosthenes Sieve 1 applet
Eratosthenes Sieve 2 applet
Prime factors 1 video
Prime factors, HCF, LCM applet

General algebra and coordinates


Sequences and formulae

Making formulae 1 video
Making formulae 2 video
Making formulae 3 video
Simple sequences, nth term video
Simple sequences, nth term applet

Linear equations

Equations 1 video
Equations 2 video
Simple Equations applet
Harder Equations applet

General measures


Constructions  use a straight edge and a pair of compasses to construct:
• the bisector of an angle
• the midpoint and perpendicular bisector of a line segment
• an equilateral triangle with given side
• the perpendicular from a point to a line
• the perpendicular from a point on a line

Bisecting an angle video
Perpendicular bisectors video
3 more constructions (equilateral triangle, perpendicular from a point to a line, perpendicular from a point on a line)  video

Maps


Pythagoras' Theorem in 2D

Pythagoras Theorem for rightangled triangles applet

Data Handling
• the data handling cycle
• design experiments, surveys, data collection sheets
• twoway tables
• draw and produce diagrams (pie charts, bar charts, frequency polygons, fixedinterval histograms, stemandleaf)
• calculate mean, range, median of small data sets
• identify modal class for grouped data
• find the median for large data sets
• estimate the mean of grouped data

