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Books and MOOCs

What should aspiring mathematicians be reading for inspiration before the start of their A Level...
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Suggestions for Students and Parents

I have been teaching at various levels - GCSE, A-levels and university level students. The key...
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Pierre de Fermat (1601 - 1665)

Pierre de Fermat, born 17th August 1601, laid the foundations of Probability Theory, did a lot...
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Pick's Theorem

The coolest mathematical theorems are those which are easy to describe and understand, but which...

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  • Problem Solving

    Dr Siddique A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (Ilford) Picture Problem solving is a critical skill of our life whether in the examination, workplace or personal situations. A problem solving method is a method where pupils learn by working on problems. Since problems happen endlessly in our lives and need to be addressed, problem solving skills provide...
  • Books and MOOCs

    Peter Rutherford A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (Preston) Picture What should aspiring mathematicians be reading for inspiration before the start of their A Level course?  I have been asked this question in recent years and would take along a selection of my favourite mathematical books to the taster sessions laid on for students in between completing their...
  • Developing a Love of Mathematics

    Poonam A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (West London) Picture Although schools and tutors recommend certain books, there is no one particular book for whole of the GCSE and A level syllabus. Maths can and should be learnt from different places and a range of textbooks, as not all books are the same. I sometimes even ask students do questions from textbooks...

 

  • Pierre de Fermat (1601 - 1665)

    Sam Jenkins A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (South East London) Picture Pierre de Fermat, born 17th August 1601, laid the foundations of Probability Theory, did a lot of work on Number Theory, and is famous today for his "Fermat's Last Theorem" because he died before giving a proof. In the margin of his copy of Diophantus' Arithmetica, Fermat wrote: "To divide a...
  • Working Hard and Effectively is the Key to Success

    Dr. Wasim Akber A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (Harrow) Picture Further Mathematics has always been of an exceptional standard at A-levels. The key to success in this subject is to try hard, and most importantly to do this effectively. I sat my Edexcel A-level Further Mathematics examinations in 2006 and encountered the same difficulties that most of you out...
  • Use your imagination!

    A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (North London) Picture Solving quadratic equations has been an important aspect of mathematics since Babylonian times, 3000 years ago. However, as you’re no doubt aware, many  quadratic equations can’t be solved using real numbers – if the curve of the quadratic doesn’t pass through (or at least touch) the...