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Where is Number 7?

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  • Overcoming Barriers To Learning

    Susanna Maths Tutor A-level Maths Tutor (South West London) Picture
    In my experience, teachers in school reward correct answers and quick responses. They don't have the time to distinguish lucky guesses from answers based on thorough understanding. This teaches students to be right and to be quick, and above all to guess the answer the teacher wants to hear. It...
  • Why Do We Study Mathematics?

    Cherif Makhlaf A-level Maths Tutor (East London) Picture
    Here are some important reasons why we study Maths: - Mathematics were first used to determine the positions of the stars through trigonometry and very basic instruments to measure angles.- In our everyday lives maths is present like the oxygen we breath,from the time we go to bad we calculate...
  • What is Pi? Where does it come from?

    Kamlo Chen-Duffy A-level Maths Tutor (North London) Picture
    These are two questions that addled the mind of one student whose progress was followed in the television documentary Educating Essex, and with good reason. When I heard the confusion so palpably discernible in the student's voice, I immediately thought of my own secondary school maths...
  • How To Succeed In Maths Exams

    Waruna A-level Maths Tutor (Sutton) Picture
    I have been tutoring mathematics and physics for A-level and GCSE students for many years. In my experience the the key factors for exam success are:- Understanding the key basic concepts- Practising past paper questions It is utmost important to ‘understand the concepts’ not just ‘memorise...
  • How Computing Can Help With 'Decision' Maths

    Martin Wallis A-level Maths Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture
    I retired a couple of years ago, having been a secondary maths and IT teacher for 12 years and then twenty-something years in the software industry. Now I am tutoring KS4 and above and am releaved to discover that that even the details of anything I once taught have all come flooding back into...
  • A Level Maths: Is It Useless?

    Iskander Abraham A-level Maths Tutor (West London) Picture
    A common complaint from my A Level Core Maths students is that the material they are investing so much time into learning is basically useless. After all, why on earth would someone ever want to use the binomial theorem in a real-life situation? Partial fractions, the chain rule, trigonometric...
  • Building confidence in students

    Alan Evans A-level Maths Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture
    I often wonder what it is that makes some students perform well and others not. I do know this. It is not only an innate ability that is key to success. Confidence (or lack of it) is a crucial factor. If we think back to what inspired us to take up a particularly challenging hobby or learn a new...
  • The rise of online tutoring

    Alan Evans A-level Maths Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture
    Online tutoring It is my belief that online tutoring will become very popular in the near future. There are several reasons for this. As new technology has developed, there is really no need for the tutor and student to be in the same place at the same time. Internet telephony such as Skype has...
  • Inspiring, Engaging Books about Mathematics Editor's Pick

    J Little A-level Maths Tutor (South East London) Picture
    Maths is often seen as an abstract subject which is difficult to engage with.... Not true!! These authors are excellent at introducing complex and interesting mathematical ideas in a way that everyone can understand, at once destroying this myth and getting right to the heart of the reasons that...
  • Studying Tips for Maths

    Nick Geere A-level Maths Tutor (Exeter) Picture
    Read ahead in the textbookMany topics will not make complete sense the first time round. By reading ahead, the awkward topics can be identified, and further looked into before the lesson. Then when the teacher is presenting their explanation of a topic, it is more likely to make sense, and you...

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