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I'll be doing this too 😊
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People from last year?? who was surprised that they just lowered the C boundary by one mark like actually wtf

btw good advice for you guys is don't get over confident from your prelim results, and just keep revising from the start you really don't want to start cramming in the last week lolz this was probably the biggest mistake everyone made in last years thread.
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Sat this exam this year, got a B in the prelim and predicted an A in the final exam.
I strongly urge you guys to study from day 1 and not slack like I did (I only started studying 3 weeks before the prelim :/), I would not recommend taking this subject just to fill up a slot - it's a lot of work so you have to be somewhat passionate about maths, a lot of really smart people in my year didn't pass the prelim - just because you got an A for higher does not mean getting an A in Adv maths is a given. WERK. WERK. WERK.

Besides that I thoroughly enjoyed the integration and differentiation parts of the course, you'll probably start out on binomials theorom/partial fractions - really get to grips with this, it'll be a doddle in the final exam!

Hope yall enjoy the course, DLBmaths is going to be your bud throughout the coourse.
Thanks, looking forward to studying AH maths this year. I agree DLB maths is a lifesaver sooooo helpful at higher. More people should watch.
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Thanks, looking forward to studying AH maths this year. I agree DLB maths is a lifesaver sooooo helpful at higher. More people should watch.
Just looked that up! It's so useful!

I picked this book up recently, I think it might be good little cross reference for using the Maths in Acion book;

https://global.oup.com/academic/prod...cc=gb&lang=en&

Anyone got any other book suggestions?
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I just got the Brightred book and it's more of a "How to Pass" kind of thing as it's really quite weak in examples.

Is the Maths in Action any better?
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I just got the Brightred book and it's more of a "How to Pass" kind of thing as it's really quite weak in examples.

Is the Maths in Action any better?
We used the Maths in Action books this year and they were great for exam type questions. The marking scheme was sometimes a bit sketchy but the questions were usually alright. In terms of practice papers the Hodder Gibson one were all pretty decent with good marking schemes.
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I just got the Brightred book and it's more of a "How to Pass" kind of thing as it's really quite weak in examples.

Is the Maths in Action any better?
I think it's considerably better. My tutor (I'm self teaching with a little help as I left school many years ago) says that the brightred book is more of a revision text. The maths in action one has a lot of very good worked examples and then test questions too.
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Hello!

I'm studying for the 2018 AH Math exam as an independent student, eek.

I studied most of the course back in 2012, however I left school because I was unwell so I couldn't sit the exam. Praying I remember some bits and pieces!

Studying AH Math and Physics with the aim of getting in to uni next year.

Good luck everyone!
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(Original post by DonAchille)
I think it's considerably better. My tutor (I'm self teaching with a little help as I left school many years ago) says that the brightred book is more of a revision text. The maths in action one has a lot of very good worked examples and then test questions too.
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We used the Maths in Action books this year and they were great for exam type questions. The marking scheme was sometimes a bit sketchy but the questions were usually alright. In terms of practice papers the Hodder Gibson one were all pretty decent with good marking schemes.
I just returned my brightred book and I'm thinking about getting the Maths in Action one, but I don't know whether to get the individual books or the second edition that's a single book. Here's a link to the one I think it is:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1
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I just returned my brightred book and I'm thinking about getting the Maths in Action one, but I don't know whether to get the individual books or the second edition that's a single book. Here's a link to the one I think it is:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1
We had these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Actio...dvanced+higher
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Actio...dvanced+higher
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maths-Actio...dvanced+higher
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I just returned my brightred book and I'm thinking about getting the Maths in Action one, but I don't know whether to get the individual books or the second edition that's a single book. Here's a link to the one I think it is:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1
I would really recommend the Maths in Action one you linked to. Quite pricey but it has loads of practise questions and good clear worked examples. In terms of both layout and content it is far superior to the BrightRed book.
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I would really recommend the Maths in Action one you linked to. Quite pricey but it has loads of practise questions and good clear worked examples. In terms of both layout and content it is far superior to the BrightRed book.
I second that! Its an excellent book, and although its pricey its probably everything you need.
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I just returned my brightred book and I'm thinking about getting the Maths in Action one, but I don't know whether to get the individual books or the second edition that's a single book. Here's a link to the one I think it is:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1
Thats the one I have.
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anyone know what i am doing wrong?
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anyone know what i am doing wrong?
I think you can just take the log(base 2) of 3 rather than put it into the format with the 8? Not too sure though.
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anyone know what i am doing wrong?
In general it is not true that if \log a = \log b + \log c, then a = b + c. So going from your second line to your third line is wrong.

Instead use the rule \log b + \log c = \log \left(bc\right) so the third line should be \log_2\left(2x + 1\right) = \log_2 \left(8x^2\right)
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Hi! pls help

If you have 5 different coloured balls. How many different ways can you arrange them in a set of 4.

What is the general equation for these types of question. (like (n!/x!))
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Hi! pls help

If you have 5 different coloured balls. How many different ways can you arrange them in a set of 4.

What is the general equation for these types of question. (like (n!/x!))
For that I'm sure it's n choose r: \frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}
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The 2018 Exam will take place on the 3rd May 2018 at 9:00-12:00!!!






Best of luck to everyone sitting the 2018 exam, im sure this thread will become very active as prelims and final exams approach!

//This thread will be updated throughout the year with SQA announcements listed below
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Ill be doing this exam, I was supposed to sit it this year, but was prevented by illness. Im also taking Mechanics.
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GG :congrats::congrats:
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I'll be doing it too
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I'm probably not sitting the exams in 2018, but doing preparation for them anyway. I'd be most interested to find out which, if any, textbooks people are using, and what you think of them?

For AH Maths, the choice just now is between the Brightred Study Guide (Feb 2017) and Maths in Action (Oct 2015). Leckie & Leckie have a Student Book in preparation, and also a book of Practice Papers, but not due out until August/September time. (I've got both on pre-order.) There's also the old set of three Maths In Action books, but are schools still using them?

For AH Statistics, I can only see the old Maths In Action pair. And for AH Mechanics ... there's not very much at all! Is there really absolutely nothing for the new exams?

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I'll be doing this too 😊
(Original post by cat7)
Thanks, looking forward to studying AH maths this year. I agree DLB maths is a lifesaver sooooo helpful at higher. More people should watch.
(Original post by maturepanic)
Hello!

I'm studying for the 2018 AH Math exam as an independent student, eek.

I studied most of the course back in 2012, however I left school because I was unwell so I couldn't sit the exam. Praying I remember some bits and pieces!

Studying AH Math and Physics with the aim of getting in to uni next year.

Good luck everyone!
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I think you can just take the log(base 2) of 3 rather than put it into the format with the 8? Not too sure though.


How's everyone getting on with maths? What parts of the course have you found easiest or most difficult?
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How's everyone getting on with maths? What parts of the course have you found easiest or most difficult?
Matrices need to be abolished immediately
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