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    Does anyone do further maths?

    If so, what are your opinions? Is it difficult?

    Because I need to decide some time whether I plan on taking it.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by firestone)
    Does anyone do further maths?

    If so, what are your opinions? Is it difficult?

    Because I need to decide some time whether I plan on taking it.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
    Yes, it's quite difficult, but that's why it's enjoyable and worth doing.

    Have a root through previous threads; there are at least a couple which discuss this very question.

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    Further maths rocks. :p:

    Or, for the longer answer, if you prefer a hard, challenging subject, but like to do minimal work once you understand it, then further maths is for you.

    It also makes maths and physics much, much easier. Which is good.
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    It's definitely more difficult than A-level Math. But then again I found it far more interesting. I covered FM on my own as my school didn't offer it, simply because I get a kick out of doing it. It certainly takes more time and effort than A-level Math.

    If you enjoy Math and can afford the extra work you might as well go for it. Especially if you find single Math too easy, then it doesn't really feel like an additional A-level.
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    Ah, ok, thank you! Off to search previous threads.

    Minimal work once you understand it - I'm guessing the understanding's the difficult part then.
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    It must have been a lot of work learning it on your own!

    But if you spend enough time and effort on it, then does the difficulty decrease?
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    (Original post by firestone)
    Ah, ok, thank you! Off to search previous threads.

    Minimal work once you understand it - I'm guessing the understanding's the difficult part then.

    Here are a few to look at:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t123376.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t122668.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t115368.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t114010.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t104707.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t99188.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t87798.html

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t82076.html



    There are more! Use the Advanced Search to narrow your search.

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    Thank you very much for your help
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    Maths only really starts to get interesting in P3, so further maths is essential really if you like mathematics.
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    Doing Further Maths is one of the best decisions that I ever made.

    If you love maths: look no further.
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    (Original post by Gaz031)
    Maths only really starts to get interesting in P3, so further maths is essential really if you like mathematics.
    Very true. Normal maths was pretty damn boring, and this is probably even more true now that you have the Core syllabus. Doing 4 modules for the content of our 3, indeed. :rolleyes:

    But Pure 6 (MEI) was fun. Abstract algebra and such.
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    Thank you everyone! *Feels persuaded and reassured*

    ^_^
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    I didn't take it but if I had a chance to re-chose my courses I would have. Infact I may still take it in a gap year if I fail to make it to my insurance uni.
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    Why stop at just further maths :p:

    I have not started the FP topics yet mind, I expect they will be quite interesting
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    Very very difficult.

    I used to love maths, but after taking Further Maths im slightly less friendly towards the subject.

    Interesting maybe in some cases, but eventually you find that some of these maths applications have no real use in the outside world.

    Saying that, a very good A-Level that will thoroughly challenge and no doubt impressive any University you are applying to.
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    Best decision I ever made.
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    its hard work actually - especially further maths - found that noraml maths was bit of a toddle compared to further

    i messed up one module(P5), but hopefully i can pull off A's in P6 and M4 and everything will be all right - if i don't then i'm taking a gap year and sortign out my A-levels!

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    (Original post by JamieB)
    Interesting maybe in some cases, but eventually you find that some of these maths applications have no real use in the outside world.
    I'd have to contest that.

    Everything in A level maths that we call "pure" is quite applicable. Try doing any engineering, physical science, or computing without complex numbers or matrices.

    "Most people" may not use these concepts directly, but we wouldn't be where we are today if they didn't exist.
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    i think its gr8, i would have got board with normal maths so probably would have got a lower grade, i mean i like maths and physics and find them piss, so u can do a subject that u like and find easy, and so have more fun lessons
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    Thank you again everybody for your opinions!

    So hopefully if I put the work and time into it I would be able to get the satisfaction.

    Thanks!
 
 
 
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