Using formula sheet during Alevel math exam

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theres lots of things to memorise and remember in single maths, but a lot of it is provided in the formula booklet during exams. (I'm doing Edexel single mathematics alevel). Would you say it is a good idea to refer to the formula booklet during the exam for formulas and equations and identities or is it better to memorise them as going through the booklet might slow me down? Some maths teachers ahve said that by using the formula booklet we won't get any more than a grade C as it will be wasting our time since the booklet is so big. However, I have gotten used to using the booklet and can easily navigate through it, and the formulas i need are near the beginning of the book. So would it be a good or bad idea to use the formula booklet during my exams?
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I have literally never heard a teacher say not to use the formula book, memorising all of the formulae perfectly is a massive waste of time when they're given to you for a reason! As long as you know which section is relevant to you and turn there at the start of the exam you'll have no issue - not sure what your teachers think you'll be getting confused by looking at pretty much just 4 pages...
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I didn't need a formula booklet during my tests. If you practice enough questions the formulas just stay in your head without having to keep looking them up. I wouldn't deliberately try to memorize them though
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(Original post by Y1_UniMaths)
I didn't need a formula booklet during my tests. If you practice enough questions the formulas just stay in your head without having to keep looking them up. I wouldn't deliberately try to memorize them though
basically this, haha
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I have literally never heard a teacher say not to use the formula book, memorising all of the formulae perfectly is a massive waste of time when they're given to you for a reason! As long as you know which section is relevant to you and turn there at the start of the exam you'll have no issue - not sure what your teachers think you'll be getting confused by looking at pretty much just 4 pages...
Exactly my point! Thank you for the reassurance
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I didn't need a formula booklet during my tests. If you practice enough questions the formulas just stay in your head without having to keep looking them up. I wouldn't deliberately try to memorize them though
Yup! Makes sense 👍🏼
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