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    Ok guys, is it better to do every question in mathematics book in order, or just skip to the ones I am uncertain about and do those? what are your best methods to revise for maths? thanks
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    (Original post by Peterchristo)
    Ok guys, is it better to do every question in mathematics book in order, or just skip to the ones I am uncertain about and do those? what are your best methods to revise for maths? thanks
    In order, definitely. You can get complacent about the questions you are 'dead certain' you can answer, and forget how to do them come exam time. And just past/Solomon papers.
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    Past papers all the way! Make sure you know how to do the questions and the process of solving them. I rarely use the maths textbook but when I do, I do one question from the start to warm up, another question from the middle to get a taste of the harder bits, and then I do all the hard questions at the end. I would certainly encourage you to do the bits that you are uncertain about but before you try them, make sure you can do the easy ones and that you understand the basics. Normally the harder questions are simply basic questions with some tricks so make sure you know the basics! Hope this helps
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    Past papers all the way! Make sure you know how to do the questions and the process of solving them. I rarely use the maths textbook but when I do, I do one question from the start to warm up, another question from the middle to get a taste of the harder bits, and then I do all the hard questions at the end. I would certainly encourage you to do the bits that you are uncertain about but before you try them, make sure you can do the easy ones and that you understand the basics. Normally the harder questions are simply basic questions with some tricks so make sure you know the basics! Hope this helps
    yea, thanks!
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    (Original post by Mr.Econometrics)
    In order, definitely. You can get complacent about the questions you are 'dead certain' you can answer, and forget how to do them come exam time. And just past/Solomon papers.
    What are solomon papers?
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    I tend to find that the textbook helps with the understanding but if you want to be exam ready, do a load of past papers. They are really helpful and when stuck refer back to textbook or go on exam solutions but make sure you know where you are going wrong
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    (Original post by Peterchristo)
    Ok guys, is it better to do every question in mathematics book in order, or just skip to the ones I am uncertain about and do those? what are your best methods to revise for maths? thanks
    Depends on the individual. With me I do the ones I am uncertain about over and over again, then I go and do mixed questions.
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    (Original post by Peterchristo)
    Ok guys, is it better to do every question in mathematics book in order, or just skip to the ones I am uncertain about and do those? what are your best methods to revise for maths? thanks
    Firstly, I'd advise that you should be familiar with your current grade and your target grade. Then for that topic, flick to the questions and skim through them by looking at them. If for example you see a question with a grade D next to it, and you know it... skip it... you don't know it attempt it. Then check your answers. Carry on doing this with every topic, and attempt all the questions that are available for the highest grade, mark them, and give yourself a score for that topic. You can, keep a diary of the topics you know well, and if you like you can even add you score that you got for that topic. Time for the how do you do Maths advice... Well,
    1.learn the formulas.
    2. For the calculator paper, work out how to quickly do calculations ( short cuts) on your calculator.
    3. Try the skim, attempt, mark idea
    4. Do all the past papers for the last 6 years, and write down the topics/ questions that are similar to each other or the questions that come up regularly
    5. Try this site: http://www.examsolutions.net/
    6. Try mathematical puzzles and games.

    Good luck!!
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    I say focus on what you struggle with the most for example, in C3 I find trig the most challenging so I tend to focus on that topic more than the others. So you do not have to do it in order in other words.
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    (Original post by Peterchristo)
    What are solomon papers?
    They're like slightly more difficult versions of past papers, which helps to raise your competency for the actual exam. Helps you to be better prepared.
 
 
 
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