# Ocr core 3 prep question

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We all know for further mathematicians C3 is fairly simply but nevertheless OCR has undoubtedly been making their papers more challenging in recent years and was wondering how people are preparing for a potentially unorthodox C3 exam?
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3 years ago
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(Original post by <#_#>)
We all know for further mathematicians C3 is fairly simply but nevertheless OCR has undoubtedly been making their papers more challenging in recent years and was wondering how people are preparing for a potentially unorthodox C3 exam?
The only way to prepare is to actually understand the mathematics, including the proofs/derivations of all results you use. Otherwise, you will just be a robot plugging numbers into formulae with no real understanding of what you're doing, and so you will do terribly with an exam board like OCR that sets novel, interesting questions designed to test your understanding.
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3 years ago
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Just prepping with a heck ton of past papers until I'm confident that I understand everything :')
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(Original post by Prasiortle)
The only way to prepare is to actually understand the mathematics, including the proofs/derivations of all results you use. Otherwise, you will just be a robot plugging numbers into formulae with no real understanding of what you're doing, and so you will do terribly with an exam board like OCR that sets novel, interesting questions designed to test your understanding.
Precisely I have learnt derivations of formulas such as the Vol of rev and Simpson's etc but they aren't particularly hard ... just so stuck on what to do now lol
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(Original post by <#_#>)
Precisely I have learnt derivations of formulas such as the Vol of rev and Simpson's etc but they aren't particularly hard ... just so stuck on what to do now lol
That's good. The best thing now to do is to practice, since you learn mathematics by doing it.
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