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I'm trying to achieve an A* in A-level maths, and have a question about the textbook questions. My teachers say that I should only answer the questions that I think will challenge me (so not every single question ) and aren't obvious, so as not waste time. However I have heard others say that I should answer every single question of every exercise, regardless of how easy it is, because it's good to get to the point in maths where a question is so easy, you get bored of doing it.
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(Original post by rsen1324)
I'm trying to achieve an A* in A-level maths, and have a question about the textbook questions. My teachers say that I should only answer the questions that I think will challenge me (so not every single question ) and aren't obvious, so as not waste time. However I have heard others say that I should answer every single question of every exercise, regardless of how easy it is, because it's good to get to the point in maths where a question is so easy, you get bored of doing it.
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no point in doing easy questions. just do as many hard / medium difficulty questions as possible. Doing easy questions won't teach you anything and probably won't help in the exam
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I'm in year 13, and do A level maths too (predicted A*). It depends - I usually just go straight to the harder questions in a textbook if I think I'm already good at the topic. If I'm struggling with those questions, I'll go back to the easier questions. If it's a topic I know I need to work on more, I'll start with the easier questions.

Try doing all the questions. If you feel like you're wasting your time because the questions are too easy, skip to the more challenging questions.
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unless your learning something for the first time. Easy questions are only there for people who either have just learnt the topic or can't do the hard questions
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