## ‘In it to win it’… Don’t miss the chance to win Olympic tickets!

The ** Out of the Blocks** Maths and Science Series for London 2012 is proving very popular in schools. So if you’re still looking for a STEM Club activity with the prospect of you and your team winning Olympic event tickets, there are still 2 weeks left to enter a team in the Maths and Science Challenge 2012 –

**closing date for entering a team is 15 May 2012!**

The Challenge is for teams of 4 to 6 students to plan a major sporting event in your local area, using their maths and/or science skills to create a great presentation for STEM Challenge local-area judging between 21 and 30 May.

**So effectively you have until almost the end of May to come up with a winning project! **

## Don’t miss the 2012 launch competition deadline!

The ** Out of the Blocks** Maths and Science Series for London 2012 has hit the ground running. And there are still 12 days left to submit your class’s entry in the Launch Competition –

**closing date 12 February 2012!**

And Don’t forget to remind your Science colleagues too! Get your students interested now and start to build a team ready to enter the Maths and Science Challenge 2012 – STEM Challenge 10!

## Linear AQA GCSE Maths: no sweat!

The ‘news’ that all GCSE maths courses taught from September 2012 are to be **linear,** won’t be a problem for your AQA resourcing with Longman!

**Longman’s AQA GCSE Maths** series has, from the start, come with Linear Schemes of Work alongside the Modular SoWs – all free on our website!

Our very popular textbooks are structured around the Modular Units, but when you transfer to **AQA’s Linear spec, **you’ll find it really easy to adjust your teaching order for Linear.

If you’re already well into using our resources with AQA Linear, do please leave us a comment below!

## Our Free AQA GCSE Maths Practice Papers are really popular right now!

With the new AQA GCSE Maths Unit exams due on 13 June (Unit 1) and 21 June (Unit 2), it’s no surprise to us that our site downloads have shot up! This half term week is no exception.

Supporting Longman’s **AQA GCSE Mathematics** Student Books and Practice Books for all abilities, we publish a comprehensive **Assessment Pack **as well, from which the **free practice paper below** – for **Unit 2** **Foundation** – is taken:

**We’d be interested to know**whether your students are

**resitting Units**this summer, or waiting until next year to improve their Unit result, knowing that there is only one resit allowed. Please feed back in a Comment. THANK YOU!

## AQA GCSE Maths Unit 1 Practice Paper FREE!

Longman’s new ** AQA GCSE Maths** series includes a really useful **Assessment Pack.** Covering AQA’s Linear and Modular specifications, the content includes:

- Course entry tests
- Chapters tests for the Longman Foundation Sets, Middle Sets and Higher Sets Student Books
- Linear and Modular Practice Papers
- Resit Papers for Linear and Modular

Ahead of the Unit 1 Higher exam next term (on 13 June), here’s a **free** Practice Paper for your students:

And here is the **Mark Scheme** . Let us know what you think – comment is also free!

## In training for 2012 Olympic tickets? Free maths resource!

You can start applying for Olympic event tickets on 15 March:

- 500 days before the opening ceremony (27 July 2012)
- there are 8.8m tickets to be applied for…
- …by the closing date 26 April 2011.

In the spirit of getting ready, here’s a sporting challenge from our L**ongman AQA Functional Maths** resources. It’s all about mean and range, making it Level 1 Functional.

And here are the **London Marathon Level 1 answers** as a Word file.

## Free AQA GCSE Algebra Practice Paper

Squeezing in before or after your half-term, we thought you might like to have some **extra practice material **for AQA GCSE Maths 4360 Unit 2.

The Unit 2 exam is on 9 March. Don’t forget this is a non-calculator paper.

Our **Longman AQA GCSE Maths **series is full of support for the whole specification, with particular focus on the new question types AO2 and AO3.

And here are the **Unit 2 Practice Paper answers** – enjoy!

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