GCSE Foundation Tier Calculator Practice Exam Ques...
• Introduction

Formula Sheet

Foundation Tier

Area of trapezium = ½ (a + b) h

Volume of prism = area of cross-section x length

• Question 1

Reading the scale shown on the measuring jar, write down the liquid level in ml.

(Just write the number)

• Question 2

Find the perimeter in cm of this shape drawn on centimetre spotty paper.

(Just write the number)

• Question 3

The following table shows the numbers of right and left-handed children in a school year group of 70 children.

Boys Girls Total
Right 24
Left 4 10 14
Total 28   70

Complete the table before answering the question.

What is the probability that a girl chosen at random is right-handed?

(Write your answer with the / symbol, e.g. 2/3 and remember to reduce your fraction to its lowest terms)

• Question 4

Work out:

√10.24

• Question 5

Work out:

12% of 128

• Question 6

Amy goes to Italy.

The exchange rate is £1 = €1.15.

She exchanges £250 into euros.

How many euros does she get?

(Just write the number correctly as an amount of money)

• Question 7

Solve:

4y - 5 = 12

y = 8½

y = 1¾

y = 4½

y = 4¼

• Question 8

Solve the following equation for a:

 a = 15 3

(Just write the value of a)

• Question 9

Write down the value of

14.52

• Question 10

Which is the largest of these numbers?

43       34       34       43

43

34

34

43

• Question 11

Bill hired a skip from a local Hire Company.  The cost is calculated using this formula:

Total Charge = £55 plus £15 per day

The total charge was £220.

Work out the number of days for which Bill hired the skip.

• Question 12

Round this number to 2 significant figures:

8275.2

• Question 13

Two phone contract options are shown below:

Option 1

£32 Monthly Charge.

300 free minutes and 150 free texts.

Option 2

£35 Monthly Charge.

350 free minutes and 100 free texts.

On average, Jack makes 400 minutes of calls and sends 200 texts.

Which option should he choose?

option 1

option 2

no difference

• Question 14

Two parallel lines and a line crossing them are shown below.

Wwrite down the value of angle b.

(Just write the number)

• Question 15

Simplify:

3a + 2b - 2a + 2b

• Question 16

Select the fractions which are equivalent to:

¾

6/8

6/9

12/15

12/16

15/20

21/32

• Question 17

A rectangle ABCD is shown on the coordinate axes below.

It is translated using the vector below to form rectangle A'B'C'D'.

Write down the coordinates of A'.

• Question 18

Calculate the perimeter of the following triangle in cm.

(Just write the number to 1 decimal place)

• Question 19

Multiply out:

4(5 - 2y)

45 - 42y

20 - 8y

20 - 2y

9 - 8y

• Question 20

A rocket travels at a constant speed of 962 mph.

How far does it travel in 4 hours at this speed.

(Just write the number)

• Question 21

Use trial and improvement to find a solution to the equation:

x2 - 4x = 3

The first step is shown below.

(Give the solution to 1 decimal place)

x  x2 - 4x  Comment
5  52 - 4×5 = 25 - 20 = 5  too large

• Question 22
 Find the surface area of the following cuboid in cm2. (not drawn accurately)

a = 14 cm

b = 8.2 cm

c = 6.5 cm

(Just write the number)

• Question 23

A number sequence begins as follows:

6     11     16     21     26     31

Write down the 10th term.

• Question 24

The shoe sizes of 9 children are as follows.

Work out the mean shoe size.

8,  7,  9,  8,  6,  7,  4,  8,  6

• Question 25