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Choosing an Introductory Mathematics Textbook

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    To pass the 11+, one need only try one's best, and recognise the achievement you have made;  Educational achievement should not be judged by summative tests alone.   Amassing knowledge is not the be all and end all, according to Solomon, and Solomon inspired Judaism, Rastafarian, and is...
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    Learning is a lifelong process. Learn to gain knowledge where high grade should be the output of this process. Learning a subject just to achieve high grade wouldn't help you in longer run. With my experience in industry and academia, I have seen many catastrophic failures simply because of this...
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    English students always seem to struggle with the French Grammar. They can't seem to understand the difference between the perfect and imperfect tense. The conditional is confusing and as soon as they hear of the 'subjonctive' they decide to drop French! I believe that if the tenses are...
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    Three main types of organic reactions:- Substitution- Elimination- Addition (on double bond)(Oxidation/Reduction -> inorganic)(acid base reaction (salt formation) -> inorganic) Three main organic reaction mechanisms:- nucelophilic (likes positive charges)- electrophilic (likes...
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    I strongly believe that maths, or indeed any subject, can be made fun and engaging for students. I also believe that the way maths is taught should be tailored to the student; for example some people like to be given puzzles and to sit and work them out for themselves, whilst others prefer to...
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    You might be thinking, 'What an outlandish statement! How can GCSE English possibly be fun?' Well, let me tell you why - because watching movies and being an active user of different media forms can actually help you on your way to success! The challenge that many students face when it comes to...
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    As well as being a lot of fun and allowing you to travel to new places and meet new people, learning a foreign language also provides a range of mental benefits, as summarised (with links to studies) in the article...
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    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...
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    For me, the first step in private tuition is to understand the student’s needs. This may be as simple as revision of a particular academic topic, but often I find there is a personal concern that needs to be acknowledged first and that may be preventing progress in learning – whether...

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    I love dictionaries - they are heavy and substantial, they feel great in your hands and look beautiful on your desk. Internet versions are a...
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    Know your A level Biology content? Still got a disappointing grade? You are not alone. The underlying problem is that the A level Biology exams...
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    As a parent and science teacher, I know how daunting it can be for students approaching the exams which may change their lives for ever. In these...

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    Asperger Syndrome (AS) is sometimes called 'mild autism' but there is nothing mild about being a teenager who finds it nigh on impossible to get...
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