Table of Contents


 Unit 1 | Algebra

Page 1 | Expressions and Formulae

Page 2 | Index notation

Page 3| Solving Linear Equations

Page 4| Expanding and Factorising

Page 5| Factorising Quadratics and expanding double brackets

Page 6| Patterns and Sequences

Page 7| Simultaneous Equations

Page 8| Changing the subject of a Formula

Page 9| Adding , subtracting algebraic formulas

 Unit 2 |Graphs

Page 1 | Straight line graphs

Page 2 | Graphs of Quadratic functions

Unit 3 |Geometry and Measure

Page 1 | Transformations

Page 2 | Symmetry

Page 3 | Coordinates

Page 4 | Perimeter, Area, Volume

Page 5 | Circle geometry

Page 6 | Measurement

Page 7 | Trigonometry

Page 8 | Pythagoras

Page 9 | Angles

Page 10 | Shapes

Page 11| Time

Page 12 | Locus

Unit 4 | Numbers

Page 1 | Speed, Distance and time

Page 2 | Rounding and estimating

Page 3 | Ratio and proportion

Page 4 | Factors, Multiples and primes

Page 5 | Powers and roots

Page 6 | Decimals

Page 7 | Positive and negative numbers

Page 8 | Basic operations

Page 9 | Fractions

Page 10 | Percentages

Unit 5 | Statistics and Probability

Page 1 | Sampling data (MA)

Page 2 | Recording and representing data

Page 3 | Mean median range and mode

Page 4 | Standard deviation

Unit 4 | Calculus

Geometry: Parallel Lines

L.O – To understand the properties of parallel lines and the rules of the angles they make

An extremely important point about parallel lines is that they never meet.

When parallel lines cross, there are rules regarding the angles that they make;

1.Vertically opposite angles are equal

Simply, two angles which are opposite eachother at a vertex, (corner) are equal.

2.Corresponding angles are equal

These angles are in a F shape

3.Alternate angles are equal

These angles are in a Z shape

4.Co interior angles add up to 180º

These angles are in a C shape

These angles are not equal, they add up to 180º


The first step is always to determine which type of angles you are looking at!

These angles are in a Z shape and hence are alternate angles

The rule about alternate angles is ‘alternate angles are equal’

Therefore, x = 65º

These angles are in a C shape and hence are co interior angles

The rule about co interior angles is ‘co interior angles add up to 180’

Therefore, w = 65º (180º-115º)


These angles are vertically opposite angles

The rule about vertically opposite angles is ‘vertically opposite angles are equal’

Therefore, y = 62º

These angles are in a F shape and hence are corresponding angles

The rule about corresponding angles is ‘corresponding angles are equal

Therefore, z = 120º

More complex questions


Here are a few tips to keep in mind when answering complex geometry questions.

  • Find ALL the angles in whatever order you can
  • Look out for the Z ,F and C shapes (don’t forget about vertically opposite angles aswell
  • Remember to use the rules outlined above and also those under the ‘basic geometry section’. You may have to use several rules in order to find the angle in the question
  • You may need to extend lines (make lines longer), in order to make the ‘letters’ (Z, F and C) more obvious
  • Do not measure angles in geometry questions
  • Don’t assume anything e.g. an angle may look like a right angle but unless it has the ‘box’ symbol, it isn’t one! Also, a triangle may look like an isosceles triangle but remember isosceles triangles have markings to indicate the two equal sides!
  • Write all the angles you have found onto the diagram – this will help you to see which angles you can now find with this information

Example 1:


  1. Let’s start by finding angle a. Using the rule ‘angles on a straight line add up to 180º, a = 180º – 50º – 30º = 100º
  2. We can find angle c using the rule ‘alternate (Z) angles are equal’, c = 50º
  3. We can find angle b using the rule ‘co interior (C) angles add up to 180º, b= 180º – 50º = 130º
  4. We can find angle d using the basic rule ‘angles in a triangle add up to 180º’, d= 180º – a – c = 180º – 100º – 130º = 50º
  5. Finally, we can find angle e using the rule ‘co interior (C) angles add up to 180º

Example 2:

  1. Always start by finding the ‘easiest’ angles, you don’t have to work alphabetically, just work out whichever angle you can.

Angle c can be found using the rule ‘angles on a straight line add up to 180º’,   c = 180º – 126º = 54º

  1. We can find angle a using the rule ‘corresponding angles (F) are equal’, a = 54º
  2. Angle b can then be found using the rule ‘angles in a triangle add up to 180º’, b = 180º – 72º – 54º = 54º
  3. Finally, angle d can be found using the rule ‘corresponding angles (F) angles are equal,’ d = 54º


Find the marked angles

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