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    Hey there I have started my a-levels and initially decided to do Maths with mechanics,Physics and Geography.With a goal to do automotive engineering at uni,however I felt that I would not be able to do well at maths and dropped it last week for economics.However,my passion lies within automotive engineering therefore I am considering to pickup maths again.However I am afraid I will do really bad in it as I only got a B in my GCSE maths.So,is there any way of doing well in maths and how will I be able to do it?
    Thanks very much
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    Practice is essential. If you're struggling with a certain topic, do a lot of questions from the exercises in your book.

    If you really don't get where to start, ask for help.
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    Keep updated in your lessons, try not to miss out on anything, if you do always check with your teacher what you missed so you can revise it. If you're getting a question wrong, I would personally check on examsolutions.net on how to do it and practice similar questions at least 5 times until i understand it. As well as that use the resources such as physicsandmathstutor.com and keep going over it. Lastly, Exam question practice, making sure you keep going over it and one other thing, if you're confident on a topic don't waste as much time on it, focus on the weak areas.
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    YES ABSOLUTELY TAKE IT. go for it and follow your dreams! I got a B in gcse math and a B at AS level a
    nd a B at A2 level.

    It was not easy but there are basic logical foundations of mathematics, basically, undergraduate mathematics has been completely different, refreshing and much more interesting than at a level. follow your dream! You can do it! Do past papers and really dig into the subject, there are plenty of books I can recommend but it all boils down to the one most important variable: YOU. Do not let others tell you you cant do it.

    I hated maths but now it is my faouvrite subject.
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    one book which helps a lot for basics is "Basic math and algebra for dummies" by Mark Zaggerelli.

    You might also want to read What is mathematics by richard courant, and principles of mathematics by allendoerder et al.

    The latter two books are a good rigourous introduction to mathematics, especially principles of mathematics. But I suspect they may be a little difficult for you at first, pre math and algebra is really good as an intro . Another books is schaums outlines of basic mathematics, they have lots of basic numeracy questions.

    I strongly suggest you purchase these books, they will give you a great perspective on mathematics, much different than a level but very very good, they start from the foundations too. I wish someone had told me about them when I was doing a levels.
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    (Original post by AlwaysFitin')
    YES ABSOLUTELY TAKE IT. go for it and follow your dreams! I got a B in gcse math and a B at AS level a
    nd a B at A2 level.

    It was not easy but there are basic logical foundations of mathematics, basically, undergraduate mathematics has been completely different, refreshing and much more interesting than at a level. follow your dream! You can do it! Do past papers and really dig into the subject, there are plenty of books I can recommend but it all boils down to the one most important variable: YOU. Do not let others tell you you cant do it.

    I hated maths but now it is my faouvrite subject.
    Hey there are any books or websites you would recommend using?
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    (Original post by roshy281)
    Hey there are any books or websites you would recommend using?
    Yes, these sites below have pdfs for a levels maths, very good sites.

    cimt plymouth step up to a levels. basic skills you need to know to handle a levels: http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepr...p-up/index.htm

    cimt plymouth A levels: http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepr...vel/alevel.htm

    http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/students/topics/

    Books:

    Pre math and algebra for dummies by mark zagerrelli.
    Schaums outlines of basic mathematics.

    I would honestly start with these three basic books to get a REAL understanding of mathematics, these are NOT FOR a level though! so use in free time to actually learn what maths is about..

    1. What is mathematics by Richard Courant,
    2. Principles of mathematics by Allendoerfer.
    3. The book of logic: Legally free in this link: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/BookOfProof/

    there are also specialised a level maths books for the exam board you take, buy one. Practice past papers and dont give up, ever. Everyday do a little math and youll get more comfortable, no tiptoeing around just dive straight in.
 
 
 
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