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van Aubel's Theorem

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  • One Of My Favourite Formulas

    Pieter Jan De Smet, PhD A-level Maths Tutor (South East London) Picture The formula I want to talk about is a formula that can be used to calculate sums. It works as follows.Suppose you want to calculate the sum: f(1) + f(2) + ... + f(n)First you somehow find a function 'F(n)' such that for all 'n':F(n+1) - F(n) = f(n)Then you use this to rewrite the sum as:f(1) +...
  • Being A Successful Student

    O Bello A-level Maths Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture The classroom is a very good place for students to build up their foundation and knowledge in a number of areas that will serve them later on as they are assessed in examinations and as they apply some of these skills learnt later in their day to day life. It is very easy to underestimate the...
  • Yes You Can With Maths!

    Pamela Nyawo GCSE Maths Tutor (Romford) Picture Maths is one of those subjects you either love or hate in most cases. The truth is, there are some hard or tricky concepts in Maths that you need to just learn. Maths can be a very rewarding subject to study if you apply discipline and perseverance. Like anything worthwhile in life, it will take...


  • Those Pesky Little Negative Signs... Editor's Pick

    Rachel Cave A-level Maths Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture That pesky little negative sign. So small yet so significant. So easily misplaced or forgotten yet with a massive impact on the result of your calculation, the mark you get for the question and hence your grade! By the time we get to GCSE and A level we’re all pretty confident on how to deal...
  • Tips For Mastering Revision

    Oludara Oginni GCSE Maths Tutor (Croydon) Picture 1) Repetition is important! One of the most important, considerably. This will allow you to constantly challenge yourself in terms of your knowledge. If you can't get your head around it the first time, that is okay, the next time you will know what to concentrate on more. 2) Take breaks! This...
  • Maths is fun!

    Niraali Patel GCSE Maths Tutor (Nottingham) Picture I hear statements like “I can’t do Maths”, “I simply don’t understand Maths” and “Maths is boring” almost every time I speak with a non-science student. Yes, it’s true that everyone may not be born with the ability to grasp mathematical concepts easily; however, one thing that...