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1. Just regarding about further maths, I'm assuming that notnek and jacobe that you've either done it or are doing it? Can you give me any tips about what I should do to prepare for exams/classes?
2. (Original post by Jiffylemmon)
Just regarding about further maths, I'm assuming that notnek and jacobe that you've either done it or are doing it? Can you give me any tips about what I should do to prepare for exams/classes?
I did it back when I was at school and I teach it now. There's not much advice that I can give since you've just started it.

I'll say one thing about my experiences of FM : for most of Year 12 I got through FM but never excelled. Then at one point we started a new topic and I decided to put all my effort into learning the topic before the teacher taught it. Then once the teacher taught it I was participating more and the questions were easier. I ended up geting 100% in a test on this topic which changed FM for me and probably my life!

I'm not saying that this is how your 2 years will go but I will say that I wish I had this attitude from the start.
3. (Original post by Jiffylemmon)
Is it bad that I don't understand this? Is it supposed to be a meme/jk?
Nope. Stick an e in the middle of r and p, then add utation on the end.

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4. (Original post by Jiffylemmon)
Just regarding about further maths, I'm assuming that notnek and jacobe that you've either done it or are doing it? Can you give me any tips about what I should do to prepare for exams/classes?

Past papers and practice. At the beginning of last year I was told to drop it because I wouldn't do well (this was actually the best thing that could have happened to me, made me want to prove the teacher wrong), then I ended up getting the best grade at maths A level in my class, and I am doing FM this year.

So my tips are, practice the hell out of questions, get really familiar with algebra so you can do it easily, learn to organize your working so you (and the examiners) can read it, and try to spot what the question might be hinting at. Once you do enough past papers, you will not only have the knowledge to do most questions they can throw at you, but your overall mathematics skills (thinking logically about questions) due to you practicing.

When doing past papers, DO NOT LOOK AT THE MARKSCHEME UNTIL THE END. I can't stress this enough. Do not just give up on questions you can't do. Give them a real think, and if even after persevering you still cannot do it, make a note of the type of question and revise that topic so you understand it better.

In the exam you cannot just look at the markscheme if you cannot do it, so get used to trying new things until an answer pops up, then review what you did and understand what you did (preferable to understand what you are doing as you go along, but if in doubt, just play )

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