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C skills, common sense, flexible thinking

So you want to get an ‘A’ in Higher Maths? We can think of the skills needed to do well in...
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Questions to prime your brain

Questions to “prime” your brain What is the problem asking me to do/solve? What is the...
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John von Neumann on calculus

"The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics and it is difficult to...
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Maths to take care around

Maths to take care around negative signs -- it is very easy to make mistakes in regard to the...

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  • C skills, common sense, flexible thinking

    gary thomson Higher Maths Tutor (Edinburgh) Picture So you want to get an ‘A’ in Higher Maths? We can think of the skills needed to do well in Higher Maths (get an ‘A/B’) as: ‘C’ level skills Including good arithmetical skills Common sense Flexible thinking Including breadth and depth of knowledge, particularly in Calculus --...
  • Questions to prime your brain

    gary thomson Higher Maths Tutor (Edinburgh) Picture Questions to “prime” your brain What is the problem asking me to do/solve? What is the unknown thing? Keep this question in mind all through solving a problem give the unknown thing a name/label eg x can I form some expressions in terms of x? This may allow me to start to do some...
  • Maths to take care around

    gary thomson Higher Maths Tutor (Edinburgh) Picture Maths to take care around negative signs -- it is very easy to make mistakes in regard to the sign of the result of a calculation. Therefore when negative signs are involved please take extra care to make sure you get it right. Be aware of the situations listed below negative x negative =...

 

  • John von Neumann on calculus

    gary thomson Higher Maths Tutor (Edinburgh) Picture "The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics and it is difficult to overestimate its importance. I think it defines more unequivocally than anything else the inception of modern mathematics; and the system of mathematical analysis, which is its logical development, still...
  • Study Advice

    Higher Maths Tutor (Motherwell) Picture The best advice I can give anyone who is preparing to study for an exam is to find a suitable place to study. It sometimes helps if you can study with a friend to discuss problems and help each other - although you should be careful to make sure that you are actually studying and not...