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# Topics of math need wordy syllabus simplified please watch

1. Self teaching maths. When i was at school we had a different supply teacher every week and watched simpson and saving private ryan in class (no joke) or we looked at time 30 times a year so im needing some maths skills now for my current goals. I have been using m4ths teacher on youtube to help me learn the topics I need
Also brought the disc some of the workings arent explained well towards end of video 2 and confused me

I work full time and couldnt afford to do english math and science all in one go im doing AQA 8404H this year as i want to go to med school. Its 6 exams costing £150 so im self teaching but requires lots of maths and i dont know where to start the syllabus says i need to know topics highlighted in the picture (for physics) can someone explain where/what these topics are in lamens terms i know 1 is place value its all wordy. I need these specific ones for my physics exam which i had to take first as the only private candidate centre in 90 mile radius stops hosting exams after this year so it could not wait i can do maths and english at a college so science had to be done asap

Any help appreciated thank you
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2. Be able to:
Convert and use appropriate units
When to change long decimals into shortened ones (estimation)
Do basic maths (add, subtract, etc)
Learn to use significant figures (If 3 sig fig, 3.23523 becomes 3.24 etc)
Use ratios (1:2, 2:5, etc)
Make averages
Use measurements such as speed, distance, etc (basically basic physics)
Make graphs and charts
Use formulas
Use both graphs and algebra to solve questions
Understand what charts and graphs are telling you
Understand probability (10% chance of ____, etc)
Calculate area (length x width), volume (length x width x height), etc
Use standard form (3 x 10^2, etc)
Understand negative powers (3^-1 = 1/3, etc)
Rearrange equations
Understand inverse graphs
Use percentages and decimals

Hope I helped!
3. (Original post by Kosuke)
Be able to:
Convert and use appropriate units
When to change long decimals into shortened ones (estimation)
Do basic maths (add, subtract, etc)
Learn to use significant figures (If 3 sig fig, 3.23523 becomes 3.24 etc)
Use ratios (1:2, 2:5, etc)
Make averages
Use measurements such as speed, distance, etc (basically basic physics)
Make graphs and charts
Use formulas
Use both graphs and algebra to solve questions
Understand what charts and graphs are telling you
Understand probability (10% chance of ____, etc)
Calculate area (length x width), volume (length x width x height), etc
Use standard form (3 x 10^2, etc)
Understand negative powers (3^-1 = 1/3, etc)
Rearrange equations
Understand inverse graphs
Use percentages and decimals

Hope I helped!
Good morning, thank you for your repsonse, thats much simpler.
Can i ask whilst fresh in my brain what does the ^ mean never seen it in a video or my text books.
So if i work through those i should be good for theexams?

Thank you again

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4. Hey,

^ means "the power of". So 2^2 would be 2 x 2 = 4, 2^3 = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8, etc.

Good luck on the exams!
5. (Original post by Kosuke)
Hey,

^ means "the power of". So 2^2 would be 2 x 2 = 4, 2^3 = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8, etc.

Good luck on the exams!
Ah i see ive just been writing the power of thank you great help.

Hopefully i do well its hard working 9 hours every week day and studying but it will be worth it thanks again

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