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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    There are people in my school who do Maths Alevel who wouldn't even know what the purpose of integral calculus is, they just know that you 'add one to the power and divide by the new power' and that is it.
    Oh yes, I agree - have you read Tim Gowers' writings on the subject?
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    Not only can you work out the volume of the bucket, but as a further challenge, you can create a scale to go on the side with depths for various volumes.
    Luckily it already has that on it! Only Up to 26 litres though so I might get tempted to give that a go, once I've caught up on the work I was supposed to be doing...


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    They do in OCR MEI.

    Just saying.
    yea but MEI is the bad boy hardcore Maths Alevel syllabus :cool:
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    I also agree that this is how maths should be taught. Things are much more interesting when they have a purpose. It's such a simple example too and anyone can relate to it.


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    (Original post by tehforum)
    They do in OCR MEI.
    Oh, I didn't like the look of MEI - it was a bit too focused on decimal places for my liking, and they used j instead of i, which is never a good sign…
 
 
 
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