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    I'm currently in my GCSE year, but have been ahead in Maths for a long time and at college with be doing both Maths and F. Maths. I know for a fact the FP2/3/4 books aren't available but the content is.

    Could anyone post any books covering the content in Further Maths please? I was told about a large red book that does cover the content, but lost the address in my infinite wisdom. Thanks.
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    I know for a fact the FP2/3/4 books aren't available.
    What do you mean by this? Of course textbooks are available.

    Can I suggest if you are as capable as you suggest you try to deepen your understanding rather than try to accelerate yourself?

    http://nrich.maths.org/public/monthindex.php?mm=4
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    What do you mean by this? Of course textbooks are available.

    Can I suggest if you are as capable as you suggest you try to deepen your understanding rather than try to accelerate yourself?

    http://nrich.maths.org/public/monthindex.php?mm=4
    I have spent time ensuring my understanding of the topics is good, I've had a while to do that as my school has no A-Level work. I've just decided now to take the initiative myself.
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    I'm currently in my GCSE year, but have been ahead in Maths for a long time and at college with be doing both Maths and F. Maths. I know for a fact the FP2/3/4 books aren't available but the content is.

    Could anyone post any books covering the content in Further Maths please? I was told about a large red book that does cover the content, but lost the address in my infinite wisdom. Thanks.
    which board?
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    I have spent time ensuring my understanding of the topics is good, I've had a while to do that as my school has no A-Level work. I've just decided now to take the initiative myself.
    Which year are you in? You said it is your GCSE year but KS4 takes two years. Don't you have other exams you should be concentrating on?
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Which year are you in? You said it is your GCSE year but KS4 takes two years. Don't you have other exams you should be concentrating on?
    Year 11. Maths is my main passion and I do it recreationally (I know, hold the applause).
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    Year 11. Maths is my main passion and I do it recreationally (I know, hold the applause).
    You should be preparing for your GCSEs . You only have another month. You can look at this in the summer.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    You should be preparing for your GCSEs . You only have another month. You can look at this in the summer.
    I'm fine, don't worry.
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    if you want to do further maths get through the cores first, then jump to fp1-fp3/4. How prepared are you exactly? for fp2/3 you need solid skills in C3/4

    and what the heck? your exams are in a month, concentrate on getting straight A* Mr. "I'm so academic".

    You'll need straight A* for oxbridge in GCSE (in pretty much every subject, if not most)
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    you sound like a douche
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    (Original post by ilyking)
    if you want to do further maths get through the cores first, then jump to fp1-fp3/4. How prepared are you exactly? for fp2/3 you need solid skills in C3/4

    and what the heck? your exams are in a month, concentrate on getting straight A* Mr. "I'm so academic".

    You'll need straight A* for oxbridge in GCSE (in pretty much every subject, if not most)
    Yeah I have C3 and C4 and have worked through them as well. :P

    (Original post by stephie.u3)
    you sound like a douche
    I don't mean to come across as "douchey", sorry.
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    I don't mean to come across as "douchey", sorry.
    stop with the arrogance then silly!!
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    (Original post by stephie.u3)
    stop with the arrogance then silly!!
    Again, sorry. It's not so much arrogance as I'm pretty blunt and sarcastic with my responses in all manners of discussion. Guess I am a douche deep down.
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    (Original post by stephie.u3)
    you sound like a douche
    and you sound like a child. If he wants to get ahead in maths what's your problem??
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    Again, sorry. It's not so much arrogance as I'm pretty blunt and sarcastic with my responses in all manners of discussion. Guess I am a douche deep down.
    haha forgiven
    oh and btw i do further maths and trust me even if you're amazing at maths its a lot to take in so dont try to do it know without a teacher or anything and PLS concentrate on your GCSEs, i have been through the pain of being complacent and it doesnt leave you in a very good place.
    Stop rushing things and you'll be much calmer when you actually start your A-levels, dont let the excitement get on top of you because tbh unis want an all-rounder not **** grades with outstanding ones in the subject you're doing.
    take my advice please...i'm not blowing my own trumpet by saying thats its whats best i'm just passing on knowledge so you dont make stupid mistakes too. Alevels will be here before you know it
    EDIT: why the hell did i get negged for this?! :'(
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    (Original post by LewisMead)
    Yeah I have C3 and C4 and have worked through them as well. :P
    So I'm assuming you have done all the past papers and scored consistent 90% in all of them. In that case, you are ready. If not... :facepalm: you have wasted your time learning the spec
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    Well if you were ready for fp2/fp3 you would know where to find textbooks?
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Camb...2450254&sr=1-1

    This is the one my school uses.
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    Hey, I'm just about to finish Edexcel FM and these are the books we use.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Mathem...450739&sr=8-12

    I'm guessing you're finding GCSEs pretty easy but concentrate on them for now. Patronising tone aside, they are reasonably important and if you do great in them now you never have to worry about them again. There's loads of time during summer to look at FM.

    Don't try FP2 without working knowledge of C4 - my teacher made the mistake of putting me in for the exam last year (before I'd done C3 and C4) and suffice it to say that didn't go well :P I don't think you need 90% in C3 and C4 to do the FP modules - they're challenging but (I think) more interesting than the core ones so they're easier to learn.

    I would say don't rush ahead trying to learn it all now. You'll just get bored next year when you're covering stuff you've already done with the rest of your class. Good luck
 
 
 
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