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1. Hey people, I just sat Paper 1 of Add Maths from CIE now. I thought it was a decent enough paper, tricky but at least I got what seems like reasonable answers for all the questions. Any others apart from me sitting this paper? I know very few do.
2. (Original post by Spy_Lord)
Hey people, I just sat Paper 1 of Add Maths from CIE now. I thought it was a decent enough paper, tricky but at least I got what seems like reasonable answers for all the questions. Any others apart from me sitting this paper? I know very few do.
hey im doing economics CIE, and its a ***** of an exam. u doin anyting else apart from maths?
3. I was expecting it to be easy, but it was kind of tricky. Especially the question with the trig equation. I didn't realise that the lowest value of asinbx would be -2, I thought it would be 0. Oh well.
4. hey im doing economics CIE, and its a ***** of an exam. u doin anyting else apart from maths?
Not from CIE, the rest is all AQA/Edexcel.

I was expecting it to be easy, but it was kind of tricky. Especially the question with the trig equation. I didn't realise that the lowest value of asinbx would be -2, I thought it would be 0. Oh well.
Eh? What question was that? Was it the one which gives you the curve y=(ax+3)lnx, and asks you to find the value of a from the normal to it at the point where it intercepts the x-axis etc etc?

I got a=2 for that . . dunno if thats right.
5. Yeah, I got a=2 for that (or 3, I don't remember), but I'm talking about either question 3 or 4.

f(x) = asinbx + c, find the a and b such that the periodity of f(x) is... etc.
6. Oh that one I didn't find it too bad. a=2, b=3, c=1, or something like that. Besides it was only 3 or 4 marks.

The relative velocity and the part ii) of the binomial question were the ones that I left till the last minutes. I got 28.7 degrees for the relative velocity, and something like k=2/n-2 for the binomial, I can't really remember. I crossed out two whole pages of working out for binomial because I went about it the wrong way at first.
7. Same thing happened to me in question 1 -- I didn't see the -1 in 3x-1 at first, so I wasted quite some time.
8. Lol I don't even remember question 1, what was it again?

Lets see, tomorrow: vectors, sets, surds, factor+remainder theorem, kinematics, log equations, rates of change, small changes, some proving of LHS=RHS trig . . . anything else?
9. I don't know if we'll get a factor/remainder question tomorrow, as we got one today. I'm thinking we'll get a couple of functions questions (range/domain/inverse, that kinda stuff), and probably something that involves b²-4ac.
10. Hey good guesses! They really went crazy on functions this time, 2 on one paper

I thought paper 2 was damn easy, I finished in an hour and was so bored I did both choices of no. 12 just for the heck of it. How did you find this paper?

Quite funny, I think that's the first paper I've seen where there's no rates of change . . oh well.
11. I was shocked when I didn't see a rate of change question. Very weird.

It was easy, but not too easy, and kinda delicate. I mean, one little oversight on your part, and you'd screw yourself over. It was a hassle trying to prove that 1/c + 1/d = sqrt(5), and then I realised it was -sqrt(20) NOT sqrt(2), and had to do it all again.

I think both papers weren't too easy, and they weren't too hard. They were almost fair.
12. Hehe for that I had the benefit of a calculator that could do quadratics and that was still allowed in the exam! Some old casio model, but overlooked on forbidden calculator list .

Yeah the questions were decently humane in that their approach wasn't too weird. I'm pretty happy with them overall, although I still don't know about the relative velocity one.

Oh well that's Add Maths over with . . it can only get better.
13. GCSE or A/AS Level?
14. Kind of in-between . . I believe it counts as a GCSE but it covers topics from P1, P2 and a little bit of P3 I think, plus some mechanics like kinematics. All in one year, 2.5 hours a week of lesson time.
15. I'm doing additional maths but not the CIE, i'm doing OCR FSMQ, i don't think there is as much content in mine, just P1 really. I've not had the exam yet
16. (Original post by Spy_Lord)
Kind of in-between . . I believe it counts as a GCSE but it covers topics from P1, P2 and a little bit of P3 I think, plus some mechanics like kinematics. All in one year, 2.5 hours a week of lesson time.
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17. (Original post by etomac)
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