Students can usually recall knowledge – what’s in their textbook. But nowadays, examiners deliberately set questions in situations that students have never seen. And many students come unstuck with these ‘Apply’ questions. The Practice Book is designed to help students recognise which knowledge to use where, and how. It’s based on a lot of research.
Volume 1 guides students through 54 different problem types, based on concepts taught at the beginning of secondary science. Through these, students will master the concepts and be ideally prepared for future learning.
Research shows that practice is not enough. Students learn better when they’re explained the strategy and steps to a solution. Each spread in this book starts with a detailed ’worked example’. It’s a 3-step approach to solving any problem:
‘Your turn’ practice
‘Watch out’ practice
‘Mixed up problems’ practice
The test of apply is: can you look at an unfamiliar question and recognise the problem type without clues? Like in an exam. To give students practice doing this, there’s a ‘mixed up problems’ section at the end of each chapter.