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    (Original post by loveire&song)
    If you're not taking A level maths, don't give any advice?
    This guy seems so full of BS atm. A polyglot with extensive knowledge of calculus isn't going to do maths a level
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Alright, alright, calm down. It was just a post to show how beautiful maths becomes when you go more and more advanced with it.
    "go more and more advanced with it"
    *hasn't even taken gcse*
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Alright, alright, calm down. It was just a post to show how beautiful maths becomes when you go more and more advanced with it.
    Well really they won't see much beauty in a formula that's meaningless to them, that's all, I remember feeling discouraged when seeing further maths past papers at GCSE and decided not to take it for AS. Then regretted the decision and had to self teach, so I'm just trying to help the guy make the right choice for him. Don't take offence or anything
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    (Original post by Arsey2.0)
    This guy seems so full of BS atm. A polyglot with extensive knowledge of calculus isn't going to do maths a level
    I would give you rep, but I already have too recently have a written upvote instead
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    (Original post by Arsey2.0)
    This guy seems so full of BS atm. A polyglot with extensive knowledge of calculus isn't going to do maths a level
    I like maths, I just don't want to do it as a qualification, nor as something advanced in further life.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    yeah anyone can improve but for me in two years? not even two years, minus exam times...along with other a levels, that's not possible for me. i should have made it clearer that it was just a figure of speech. im not planning a maths/science career path so there's no point me taking it anyways and if i do, it'll probably take more than two years for me to ''click''
    I think you're overestimating maths a level because people who take it want to make it sound hard to others but seriously, if you can get an A in maths GCSE then the problems you solve will only be relative, there is no big step up and it's the same with the other subjects apart from biology I've heard
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    (Original post by rxns_00)
    Well really they won't see much beauty in a formula that's meaningless to them, that's all, I remember feeling discouraged when seeing further maths past papers at GCSE and decided not to take it for AS. Then regretted the decision and had to self teach, so I'm just trying to help the guy make the right choice for him. Don't take offence or anything
    OK, thanks
    I was just trying to show that when you take more advanced mathematics, as opposed to basic histograms and trigonometry, everything becomes more complex. And, in essence, if the complexities behind it are something which you think "well, what does that mean" or "why is that squared", and you want to find out more, then by all means, I suggest that the person should consider taking it, even if they don't.

    Hope ya get what I'm saying
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    I like maths, I just don't want to do it as a qualification, nor as something advanced in further life.
    You don't understand that formulae you posted and no one does at A level. It's obviously going to look confusing and scary or off-putting to Rajive.
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    (Original post by loveire&song)
    "go more and more advanced with it"
    *hasn't even taken gcse*
    Fair point.

    Just try'na help in any way I can
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Basically, do these look intriguing to you, and do you want to find out more about these, at the same time gaining a qualification [serious question]?:















    If the answer is yes, then certainly think about it.
    If you're intimidated fully by these and they make you immediately say "nope", then don't think about A Level Maths.
    That's meaningless without explanation. Just a bunch of symbols on the page. The true beauty is in the ideas behind maths.
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    It did make me jump ngl
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    (Original post by loveire&song)
    If you're not taking A level maths, don't give any advice?
    When I say "not taking it", I mean to say "it's not something I've said I definitely want to do", but I am considering it.

    I'm aware I didn't make that clear
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    That's meaningless without explanation. Just a bunch of symbols on the page. The true beauty is in the ideas behind maths.
    Very true.

    But the interest in the explanation is what leads you to the ideas at the end of the day.
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    OK, thanks
    I was just trying to show that when you take more advanced mathematics, as opposed to basic histograms and trigonometry, everything becomes more complex. And, in essence, if the complexities behind it are something which you think "well, what does that mean" or "why is that squared", and you want to find out more, then by all means, I suggest that the person should consider taking it, even if they don't.

    Hope ya get what I'm saying
    There is a huge amount in between SOHCAHTOA and bar charts and degree level formulas though.
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    (Original post by Arsey2.0)
    You don't understand that formulae you posted and no one does at A level. It's obviously going to look confusing and scary or off-putting to Rajive.
    Well looking through the A Level Formulae booklets, one of them was one-factor model analysis of variance.

    I mean, I could have posted standard deviation, but quite a lot of people can easily understand that...

    Sorry.
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Very true.

    But the interest in the explanation is what leads you to the ideas at the end of the day.
    Or the other way around. The ideas lead you to the results.
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    (Original post by loveire&song)
    There is a huge amount in between SOHCAHTOA and bar charts and degree level formulas though.
    Well, yes, that's very true.
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    Someone hasn't had any joy for a while...
    I just get kind of annoyed with people who blame something external to their control when it is not the case and this ignorance can be cured with knowledge of neuroplasticity. The best mathematicians in your school have just practiced more than others that's all it comes down to in order to make new connections in the brain and strengthen existing ones
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    (Original post by TeenPolyglot)
    When I say "not taking it", I mean to say "it's not something I've said I definitely want to do", but I am considering it.

    I'm aware I didn't make that clear
    I meant currently taking it (also sorry I wasn't clear!). Sorry if I've come across as harsh, I just don't think you should give advice on a subject you haven't had any experience of. I know you probably didn't mean to, but the formula you posted was very intimidating. I was very confident in my maths abilities in year 11, but that would have scared me off and made me do a double take.

    How would you feel if a year nine was giving you advice about gcse maths?
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Or the other way around. The ideas lead you to the results.
    True true.
 
 
 
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