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I keep hearing people tell me to include any futher reading I have done on the subject iin my personal statement.

The proplem is I dont know books what to read.

Can anyone suggest a book that might sound impresive when applying for maths.

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Pick a topic outside of the Maths A Level syllabus and read a book on it.
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Of course you should include any further reading you have done on your PS. You could read any challenging maths text book (should be available in your school library), this would demonstrate your intellectual ability. You could also read any of the books on this list www.m-a.org.uk/docs/library/2549.doc , this would show your passionate interest in maths. These would also prepare you well for interview.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further advice. Ana xxx
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Any book you read because you really want to read it is going to be better than something you read because you think you should. So go to the library and pick any book on a topic that interests you!
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What is Mathematics? is supposed to be quite good and is on a number of univeristy reading lists, although personally I find it a bit tricky (but I'm not planning on doing Maths at uni).
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(Original post by anabanana)
Of course you should include any further reading you have done on your PS. You could read any challenging maths text book (should be available in your school library), this would demonstrate your intellectual ability. You could also read any of the books on this list www.m-a.org.uk/docs/library/2549.doc , this would show your passionate interest in maths. These would also prepare you well for interview.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further advice. Ana xxx
Ooh I've got/read 5 of the books on that list but I haven't mentioned them on my (maths) personal statement. Is it worth me putting them on (I'd have to sacrifice other parts as it's already over the limit) or is the book reading thing more of an interview topic? x
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If you want more 'popular' maths books (less of the equations, more of the descriptions) then you could try Ian Stewart's books or something like that.
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