Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

M208 Pure Mathematics this October anyone?

University Navigation

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Anyone?

    I've just finished MS221, looking forward to tackling M208 this year
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by -G-a-v-)
    Anyone?

    I've just finished MS221, looking forward to tackling M208 this year
    Nice one, MST209 for me - I don't think there are many M208ers on here!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    208 is the best course ever.
    Sadly it's 209 this autumn for me too
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sputum)
    208 is the best course ever.
    Sadly it's 209 this autumn for me too
    Any words of wisdom for M208?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by -G-a-v-)
    Any words of wisdom for M208?
    Don't do as I did, do as I say

    Don't freak if something doesn't make sense for a while. (If you're doing a maths degree, get used to the feeling you'll probably be getting it a lot from now on)

    Don't get bogged down, sometimes the best explanation for you is elsewhere in the chapter/module. Plus the same rules crop up in different contexts.

    Get all the cheap early marks you can if you want a good grade (I had TMA scores of 40 and 73 and still just scraped an 85% OCAS thanks to big early scores and substitution)

    I read quite a few complaints about over-pedanticism, restating the obvious and the like but in my own experience everything they want for a TMA answer is important even if I didn't think so at the time.

    And racking up a good exam result without really understanding what you are doing is very achievable. Last year's M208 exam was easier for me than this June's 221 paper (but I did a lot more revision for 208 and got two perfect S2 questions)

    enjoy
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by sputum)
    ..
    Do you have any OU past papers I could look at?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nohomo)
    Do you have any OU past papers I could look at?
    There are a bunch of older M303 ones here if you want any discussed/solved I can probably do the non-calculus ones (there is little calculus in 208 anyway)

    2006 has disappeared from the web shop but as far as I can tell it's still not legally distributable.

    The 2005 paper linked above is a decent guide. Ignore flows, mobius transformations and possibly a few other bits, but the group theory, linear algebra and analysis are represented and many questions very similar in style.
    The questions are very similar across years. You do get a single specimen paper with marking scheme + solutions with the course materials.

    EDIT: M208 has 12 S1 Qs and 2 from 5 S2 Qs
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm starting M208 this October too. Waiting until my M248 exam before I really get going though, then I'll just blitz it.
 
 
 
Write a reply…

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: August 26, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Who will be the next permanent England boss?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.