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1. Hello, currently studying Maths & Further Maths, exam board: Edexcel.
Currently failing both Maths and Further Maths. What are you lot studying right now in Further Maths? We just finished proof by mathematical induction.
2. Are you taking single or double maths?
Double
What exam board are you on?
New AQA
Are you being entered in for any exams this year?
Nope
What's your favourite topic so far?
No clue, we've been through like 10 already and it's hard to keep track of what I'm enjoying lol
What do you want to study at uni?
Maths
3. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Hello, currently studying Maths & Further Maths, exam board: Edexcel.
Currently failing both Maths and Further Maths. What are you lot studying right now in Further Maths? We just finished proof by mathematical induction.
We're doing four things at once so I'm currently doing series, matrices, centre of mass and we've just finished discrete random variables. How do you know that you're failing? Are you just finding it tough?
4. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Hello, currently studying Maths & Further Maths, exam board: Edexcel.
Currently failing both Maths and Further Maths. What are you lot studying right now in Further Maths? We just finished proof by mathematical induction.
we're supposed to be doing D1 atm but the teacher started teaching series because we all got bored lmao
5. (Original post by ecila21)
We're doing four things at once so I'm currently doing series, matrices, centre of mass and we've just finished discrete random variables. How do you know that you're failing? Are you just finding it tough?
Further Maths is quite difficult, especially since there's a lack of resources, for example I'm really confused on group theory.
6. (Original post by _gcx)
we're supposed to be doing D1 atm but the teacher started teaching series because we all got bored lmao
Yeah, series is quite straightforward, it should take you a few hours to get the hang of it.
7. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Further Maths is quite difficult, especially since there's a lack of resources, for example I'm really confused on group theory.
I'd disagree, there's quite a lot of resources out there. Though it may not be designed for the new specifications, it's all definitely still applicable. If you're a fan of watching videos, KhanAcademy is pretty decent.
8. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Further Maths is quite difficult, especially since there's a lack of resources, for example I'm really confused on group theory.
Yeah I agree with you. It's so annoying because the textbooks we've been given are from 2004 and we're not even doing the stuff in them. Hopefully more resources will come out soon but for now I guess we've got to make do with what we've got. We haven't done group theory yet - I'm guessing it's pretty confusing?
9. (Original post by ecila21)
Yeah I agree with you. It's so annoying because the textbooks we've been given are from 2004 and we're not even doing the stuff in them. Hopefully more resources will come out soon but for now I guess we've got to make do with what we've got. We haven't done group theory yet - I'm guessing it's pretty confusing?
Lol you have no idea, you have learn mathematical alphabets such as the meaning of an upside down A, reverse E, some dodgy looking Q, and you have to prove if something is a group or not. It's also not on books for the old spec which doesn't really help...
10. (Original post by Lemur14)
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btw I feel Paul's Online Maths Notes is definitely worth a mention under resources. While it's aimed at American calculus (I/II/III/DE) courses, there is a decent amount of overlap with A-level maths.
11. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Lol you have no idea, you have learn mathematical alphabets such as the meaning of an upside down A, reverse E, some dodgy looking Q, and you have to prove if something is a group or not. It's also not on books for the old spec which doesn't really help...
You get used to using such symbols eventually. (though I'd avoid excessive usage) If you look on the spec there's a list of notation, I'll dig it up for you. If you need any clarification on any notation do pop into f38 and ask.

edit: Edexcel has one which can be found from page 70 on their spec
12. (Original post by _gcx)
I'd disagree, there's quite a lot of resources out there. Though it may not be designed for the new specifications, it's all definitely still applicable. If you're a fan of watching videos, KhanAcademy is pretty decent.
Most resources for the old spec can be used since there isn't too much change, but when it comes to the new topics such as group theory, it's hard to find good resources.
13. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Most resources for the old spec can be used since there isn't too much change, but when it comes to the new topics such as group theory, it's hard to find good resources.
group theory was definitely on old spec OCR MEI, (FP3 iirc) so you could look into that perhaps.
14. (Original post by _gcx)
group theory was definitely on old spec OCR MEI, (FP3 iirc) so you could look into that perhaps.
Oh, it wasn't on the old spec for Edexcel so I assumed it wasn't for every other spec. My bad.
15. (Original post by amaraub)
Are you taking single or double maths?

Single
too stoopid for double

What exam board are you on?

Edexcel

Are you being entered in for any exams this year?

No

What's your favourite topic so far?

I'm not really enjoying it tbh

What do you want to study at uni?

Medicine
This is basically me minus the medicine part
16. (Original post by Doctor1234)
Oh, it wasn't on the old spec for Edexcel so I assumed it wasn't for every other spec. My bad.
MEI is a pretty obscure exam board. (or a different spec for OCR? Idk what the arrangement is with MEI) Their old FP3 was pretty hardcore compared to the other boards anyway.
17. Are you taking single or double maths?
I'm taking further maths and maths? so.. double if thats what that means
What exam board are you on?
Edexcel
Are you being entered in for any exams this year?
No because my school won't let people enter for AS unless they're going to drop out
What optional modules are you doing for further maths (if applicable)?
I don't know yet..
What's your favourite topic so far?
Probably proof by induction
What do you want to study at uni?
I'm thinking about studying a branch of engineering
18. Are you taking single or double maths?
Dunno what double maths is But i am doing A level math and A level Further math
What exam board are you on?
Edexcel
Are you being entered in for any exams this year?
As exams yes
What optional modules are you doing for further maths (if applicable)?
Im the only person in my year group doing further math, and my math teacher chose what modules, and im doing stats and decisions which im happy with
What's your favourite topic so far?
I enjoyed the inequality topic from pure math, standard deviation was intresting from stats but my favourite was complex numbers from further maths, i really enjoyed that topic
What do you want to study at uni?
I would love to study computer science at university
19. (Original post by Ismaeel Ali)
What optional modules are you doing for further maths (if applicable)?
Im the only person in my year group doing further math, and my math teacher chose what modules, and im doing stats and decisions which im happy with
Must be nice being the only one in your class! How are you finding that so far?
20. (Original post by _gcx)
btw I feel Paul's Online Maths Notes is definitely worth a mention under resources. While it's aimed at American calculus (I/II/III/DE) courses, there is a decent amount of overlap with A-level maths.
Nice, I'll add it after dinner

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