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    Hi, I know it's a bit early.. but I'm starting GCSE maths in september and I was just wondering what the best maths textbooks/ revision books are? I'm really bad at maths, and I'm predicted to get an A/A*.
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    (Original post by Cute779)
    Hi, I know it's a bit early.. but I'm starting GCSE maths in september and I was just wondering what the best maths textbooks/ revision books are? I'm really bad at maths, and I'm predicted to get an A/A*.
    Find out which course you are following.
    For example I teach a certain GCSE that is quite obscure.
    You may do modular or linear.
    Likely you will study either Edexcel, AQA or OCR (There are others).
    I have to say I like old books from Amazon for tougher questions although some of the new ones are quite good.
    You will also have the choice over a course text and a revision guide. Decide which you need.
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    (Original post by m4ths/maths247)
    Find out which course you are following.
    For example I teach a certain GCSE that is quite obscure.
    You may do modular or linear.
    Likely you will study either Edexcel, AQA or OCR (There are others).
    I have to say I like old books from Amazon for tougher questions although some of the new ones are quite good.
    You will also have the choice over a course text and a revision guide. Decide which you need.
    What's the difference between modular and linear? I think we study Edexcel maths, I've seen quite a few books around my maths class that say Edexcel...
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    (Original post by Cute779)
    What's the difference between modular and linear? I think we study Edexcel maths, I've seen quite a few books around my maths class that say Edexcel...
    You will do Linear as Modular no longer exists

    Using Edexcel boks does not mean they still do Edexcel

    There are still a number of possible courses that you could be doing

    I am surprised that information on your GCSE course was not included in your KS4/options booklet
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    I'm doing Edexcel and I just have the newest edition edexcel revision guide, its good, but I have noticed that there are some bits that are on the spec that aren't included in the guide, such as frustums (aren't they just a burden). I do have a IGCSE student book as that was what I was originally going to do, but it looked much harder so I went for normal GCSE instead

    I have found using MathsWatch and YouTube much more helpful as books aren't speaking to you and explaining it. Theres a few good ones on YouTube also, I just search what I am stuck on and theres always a tutorial.

    If your really not too advanced in Maths I would recommend you get a student book if using a book is the way for you. The revision guides don't really explain anything.

    HTH
 
 
 
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