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    Hey Everyone!

    I need a little help here! I'm starting a Maths Enhancement Course in September (its a Maths course for those doing a PGCE but need to extend their Mathematical Knowledge - didn't do a Maths Degree).

    Can anyone recommend any revision books to get myself back up to scratch over the Summer? I'll need to know ALL A-Level material up to the standard of being able to teach it (all modules, all exam boards) and maybe even some Maths further than that!

    It probably needs to be more than just revision - I'd probably need work books too. Do you think a textbook would be best for this? Any help would be great!

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    Erm... the Edexcel textbooks by Keith Pledger et al.? For pure units: C1-C4 for normal maths and FP1-FP3 for further maths. There's also decision maths (D1-D2), statistics (S1-S4) and mechanics (M1-M5). Few people do S3-S4 and M3-M5 though, I think, unless they're doing Further Maths. The textbooks are packed full of questions, and you can test yourself using the plethora of exam papers that can be found on http://www.freeexampapers.com

    Hope this helps.
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    Hey Everyone!

    I need a little help here! I'm starting a Maths Enhancement Course in September (its a Maths course for those doing a PGCE but need to extend their Mathematical Knowledge - didn't do a Maths Degree).

    Can anyone recommend any revision books to get myself back up to scratch over the Summer? I'll need to know ALL A-Level material up to the standard of being able to teach it (all modules, all exam boards) and maybe even some Maths further than that!

    It probably needs to be more than just revision - I'd probably need work books too. Do you think a textbook would be best for this? Any help would be great!

    Thanks
    I'm starting a maths PGCE too, so I'm revising maths a bit over the summer. My uni sent me GCSE higher tier papers and A-level Core papers C1-C4, so if you've done maths up to that level it might be worth practicing. The MEC will probably teach you much of the A-level content again.

    For GCSE, I've got this revision guide (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Revi.../dp/0007302517) to identify any gaps in my GCSE knowledge. You can also buy packs of mock GCSE papers by CGP, who do lots of revision guides too.

    For A-level: There's individual module revision guides you can get for the Edexcel course, or you could just get the module textbooks (they can be a bit pricey though). I bought this when I was doing A-level (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Revise...438483&sr=1-1), which covers C1-C4, M1+M2, S1+S2, D1+D2

    The MEC, from what I can gather is largely A-level revision and I think my friend who did it at Keele covered the Further Pure and a bit of undergrad work, but if you have a handle on the GCSE content and at least some of the A-level core, you'll be on your way.

    Searching Amazon will give you LOTS of possible books. I'd be surprised if you're expected to be able to do ALL the modules for ALL the exam boards, that would be a LOT of knowledge e.g. things like M5 are quite specialised and covered stuff that I didn't see until university and I did A-levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and have a degree in physics.
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    (Original post by -G-a-v-)
    I'm starting a maths PGCE too, so I'm revising maths a bit over the summer. My uni sent me GCSE higher tier papers and A-level Core papers C1-C4, so if you've done maths up to that level it might be worth practicing. The MEC will probably teach you much of the A-level content again.

    For GCSE, I've got this revision guide (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Collins-Revi.../dp/0007302517) to identify any gaps in my GCSE knowledge. You can also buy packs of mock GCSE papers by CGP, who do lots of revision guides too.

    For A-level: There's individual module revision guides you can get for the Edexcel course, or you could just get the module textbooks (they can be a bit pricey though). I bought this when I was doing A-level (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Revise...438483&sr=1-1), which covers C1-C4, M1+M2, S1+S2, D1+D2

    The MEC, from what I can gather is largely A-level revision and I think my friend who did it at Keele covered the Further Pure and a bit of undergrad work, but if you have a handle on the GCSE content and at least some of the A-level core, you'll be on your way.

    Searching Amazon will give you LOTS of possible books. I'd be surprised if you're expected to be able to do ALL the modules for ALL the exam boards, that would be a LOT of knowledge e.g. things like M5 are quite specialised and covered stuff that I didn't see until university and I did A-levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and have a degree in physics.
    Lol, yeah probably not ALL of it, but I just want to be as covered as possible. I'm really suprised they let me on the MEC (if they had seen my module grades at A-Level, they might change their minds). Which modules would you advice me to revise? C1-4, M1&2, S1&2 and the FP ones? And maybe decision maths?
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    (Original post by linkdapink)
    Lol, yeah probably not ALL of it, but I just want to be as covered as possible. I'm really suprised they let me on the MEC (if they had seen my module grades at A-Level, they might change their minds). Which modules would you advice me to revise? C1-4, M1&2, S1&2 and the FP ones? And maybe decision maths?
    Well, I'm starting the one year PGCE in September and they've given us GCSE and A-level papers for C1-C4 to do over the summer and take with us on the first day, so I imagine that's the minimum you should cover. I didn't do the MEC as physics has lots of maths in, but I'd probably try and cover M1, S1 and FP1 if you're happy with the GCSE/A-level Core. I've not done any stats for a while (apart from a bit in lab at uni), so I'm revising that and the further pure that I've not done much of for a while (proof by induction etc) and a few bits and bobs from GCSE that I've not done for a while (mostly stats, oh and circle theorems, lol). Just do whatever you feel the most rusty on I guess.
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    Most MECs cover the A Level mathematics common core with a few topics from further mathematics (such as proof by induction and summing series). You will also study a small amount of mechanics, statistics and decision maths. You certainly do not need to have a comprehensive knowledge of the entire content of A Level mathematics (in fact I only know a handful of VERY experienced mathematics teachers that I would place in this category).
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    Most MECs cover the A Level mathematics common core with a few topics from further mathematics (such as proof by induction and summing series). You will also study a small amount of mechanics, statistics and decision maths. You certainly do not need to have a comprehensive knowledge of the entire content of A Level mathematics (in fact I only know a handful of VERY experienced mathematics teachers that I would place in this category).
    Thanks!

    I need to get up to date on my Core Maths 4. I got an E on that, and that was 3 years ago now. I think I'll just try and get up to scratch (just do a bit of) on Core, Mechanics and Stats before September, so at least I'll remember some bits.
 
 
 
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