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Hola - I am a post-A-level applicant, and I am currently on my gap year. I want to apply for Chemistry. One task that I'd love to do on my gap year is to self-learn A-level Further Pure Mathematics, since a lot of Chemistry students say that it helps with the first year in Chemistry. I don't want to take the exams, because I don't think that it is necessary.

So my question: What is the best way to go about teaching myself Further Pure Maths?

Thanks in advance!
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Hola - I am a post-A-level applicant, and I am currently on my gap year. I want to apply for Chemistry. One task that I'd love to do on my gap year is to self-learn A-level Further Pure Mathematics, since a lot of Chemistry students say that it helps with the first year in Chemistry. I don't want to take the exams, because I don't think that it is necessary.

So my question: What is the best way to go about teaching myself Further Pure Maths?

Thanks in advance!
This is going to sound sarcastic but buying/borrowing a textbook would be the obvious starting point.
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I'd strongly advise against CIE though apparently those exams are horrible :P Edexcel is a good one imo.

Text books are good, also exam solutions is really helpful. http://www.hegartymaths.com/ I found this website really useful for FP1 when I had no clue what my teacher was on about and needed it explained in a different way. I've never self taught it but if I was learning it by myself I'd probably use a mix of text book, exam solutions and the other website I mentioned.
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I'd strongly advise against CIE though apparently those exams are horrible :P Edexcel is a good one imo.

Text books are good, also exam solutions is really helpful. http://www.hegartymaths.com/ I found this website really useful for FP1 when I had no clue what my teacher was on about and needed it explained in a different way. I've never self taught it but if I was learning it by myself I'd probably use a mix of text book, exam solutions and the other website I mentioned.

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This is going to sound sarcastic but buying/borrowing a textbook would be the obvious starting point.
Thanks for the responses! In terms of books, any suggestions? I'm not sure which exam-board I should focus on since I don't intend to take the exams.
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Thanks for the responses! In terms of books, any suggestions? I'm not sure which exam-board I should focus on since I don't intend to take the exams.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pure.../dp/0859501035


I would probably get the Core one also
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pure.../dp/0859501035


I would probably get the Core one also
Would you say that particular textbook is a good alternative to the modern Fp1-3 ones or are they better used as an additional resource?
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I'd endorse this.
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I'd endorse this.
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How are the bostock books better than a book like this... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-AS-L...ds=edexcel+fp1 or a book like this... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introducing-...+to+pure+maths or a book like this... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Mathematics-Edexcel-LEVEL-MATHS/dp/0582842379/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=141020596 7&sr=8-5&keywords=edexcel+core+course
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Is this the new one? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-A...maths+chandler
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Why don't you borrow a copy from your local library and find out?
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Why don't you borrow a copy from your local library and find out?
It doesn't have that one...
Is it worth spending 30 pounds on the core one?
Seems like a waste...
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It doesn't have that one...
Are you sure? Did you search your County library archive?
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(Original post by CurtisDean)
Hola - I am a post-A-level applicant, and I am currently on my gap year. I want to apply for Chemistry. One task that I'd love to do on my gap year is to self-learn A-level Further Pure Mathematics, since a lot of Chemistry students say that it helps with the first year in Chemistry. I don't want to take the exams, because I don't think that it is necessary.

So my question: What is the best way to go about teaching myself Further Pure Maths?

Thanks in advance!
Hello Similar situation, in my final year of uni and looking to self-learn Further Maths, but I'm planning to take the exams after I graduate. It's been a long time since I last did A-Level Maths, though so I'm thinking of signing up for the Further Maths Support Programme by MEI (in the hope that a more structured approach will help...) Have you heard of it?

I've been advised to get the B&C books and my uni library has them, so I'll be having a look at those too.
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It doesn't have that one...
Is it worth spending 30 pounds on the core one?
Seems like a waste...
Look on google books.
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Is this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-A...maths+chandler better than this one... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-...+math+chandler
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Please help. Is this one relatively new as well? ... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pure...e+math+bostock
Also, why would one need these books... the modular textbooks for the exam board are enough to get an A aren't they?
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Is this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-A...maths+chandler better than this one... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-...+math+chandler
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Please help. Is this one relatively new as well? ... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pure...e+math+bostock
Also, why would one need these books... the modular textbooks for the exam board are enough to get an A aren't they?
How many times do you need reassurance? The modular books are fine.
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Is this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Maths-A...maths+chandler better than this one... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mathematics-...+math+chandler
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Please help. Is this one relatively new as well? ... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Further-Pure...e+math+bostock
Also, why would one need these books... the modular textbooks for the exam board are enough to get an A aren't they?
Haven't you asked these questions multiple times over the last few months?

The modular books are specifically designed to prepare you for the relevant exams and do a perfectly adequate job if your only concern is the exam grade.

If you want some more demanding questions, or to see how maths is taught in a more coherent, integrated way, or you're planning to do further study in maths, then textbooks like B&C are a fantastic reference.
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How many times do you need reassurance? The modular books are fine.
So you could get full marks with the modular books and teaching?
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So you could get full marks with the modular books and teaching?
Obviously.
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