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Maths gets everywhere!

These days, in the pressure of chasing university places and prestigious careers with top...
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Worked example - solar power - yes or no?

In 2008, total worldwide energy consumption was at a rate of 1.504×1013 W. So would it be...
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Maths is not a memory game!

Something that surprises me over and over again when tutoring students is that they have the...
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Those Pesky Little Negative Signs...

That pesky little negative sign. So small yet so significant. So easily misplaced or forgotten...

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  • How To Succeed In A Level Maths

    Jane Bagshaw A-level Maths Tutor (Dartford) Picture The key to building up to be able to solve complex maths problems in exam conditions is to first learn key facts and formulae. Also practising algebraic skills such as rearranging formulae, substitution and solving simultaneous equations are crucial to ensure students avoid costly errors. To...
  • Practise your algebra before Calculus

    Leena A-level Maths Tutor (North London) Picture   I have come across 100s of students saying "I am struggling with differentiation and integration...." The real reason for most of them is that they have partially forgotten the topics they studied in GCSEs and hence find A level maths pace a shock specially if they have opted for Further...
  • A few tips to improve your maths understanding

    Perrine Jaccard A-level Maths Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Becoming good at math is the goal of many students. But before we begin, let us agree on one point: everyone does not have the same facilities with mathematics. It is undeniable that some people are more suited to this discipline than others. But the skills are not everything, the method...

 

  • Use of Differential Equations in Medicine Editor's Pick

    T Puri A-level Maths Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging technique used to image physiology of the cancer cells with the help of a radionuclide (i.e. tracer). The tumour cells are known to consume very high levels of glucose. Therefore, a marker of glucose uptake within the cells is the most commonly...
  • Where Is Maths Used In The Real World?

    Alan Alan A-level Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture Everything in the world involves mathematics in one way or another. In sports, we use shapes for tennis courts, circles for the baskets in basketball, angles for ski slopes! Maths is used in weight lifting, track and field, football, motor sport, ice skating, skiing, swimming and all the...
  • Effort Or Intellect?

    Dr Will Partridge A-level Maths Tutor (Liverpool) Picture An assumption that I come across very often, in my perambulations through life, is that you have to be naturally gifted to succeed. This is particularly apparent in sport and academia, where we see someone at the top of their game, and we imagine that their life trajectory to this point started...