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Hi everyone,
I am a A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics student in my first year of A Level (Year 12). I want to keep doing mathematics at a university level and get a PhD in mathematics, eventually becoming a professor/mathematician.
I wanted to do an EPQ on mathematics because I simply am not interested in anything else but I really want to do one.
My original idea was to write about 5 different mathematicians (1000 words each) that influenced mathematics greatly, but since we are not allowed to talk about topics we learn at school in our EPQs, I had to dismiss that idea. My teacher then told me that I should do one maths-/physics related, and she told me that an EPQ on black holes might be a good idea. However, I am still unsure in case that there are possible EPQ ideas. I would be very grateful if anyone could help/guide me towards the right direction (keeping in mind that the topic cannot be similar to a topic that is taught at school)?
P.S. my mathematics board is Edexcel.
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(Original post by Shenz275)
Hi everyone,
I am a A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics student in my first year of A Level (Year 12). I want to keep doing mathematics at a university level and get a PhD in mathematics, eventually becoming a professor/mathematician.
I wanted to do an EPQ on mathematics because I simply am not interested in anything else but I really want to do one.
My original idea was to write about 5 different mathematicians (1000 words each) that influenced mathematics greatly, but since we are not allowed to talk about topics we learn at school in our EPQs, I had to dismiss that idea. My teacher then told me that I should do one maths-/physics related, and she told me that an EPQ on black holes might be a good idea. However, I am still unsure in case that there are possible EPQ ideas. I would be very grateful if anyone could help/guide me towards the right direction (keeping in mind that the topic cannot be similar to a topic that is taught at school)?
P.S. my mathematics board is Edexcel.
my friend tried to do a maths epq and ended up dropping it because it was so hard. The only tip I could really give would be to do it on something a bit less pure mathsy. The EPQ should be answering a question that you couldn't find on the internet and the issue with maths is it's not subjective in the way other topics are. I would suggest choosing a title that has some level of comparison or evaluation. If you were able to do the title about the 5 mathematicians a possible title could be 'which of these mathematicians had the greatest influence on our current understanding of mathematics?'. But I get that might crossover with your a levels too much. The black holes idea does seem like a good suggestion and you could compare different theories surrounding black holes (idk if there are any cause I don't do physics!)
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my friend tried to do a maths epq and ended up dropping it because it was so hard. The only tip I could really give would be to do it on something a bit less pure mathsy. The EPQ should be answering a question that you couldn't find on the internet and the issue with maths is it's not subjective in the way other topics are. I would suggest choosing a title that has some level of comparison or evaluation. If you were able to do the title about the 5 mathematicians a possible title could be 'which of these mathematicians had the greatest influence on our current understanding of mathematics?'. But I get that might crossover with your a levels too much. The black holes idea does seem like a good suggestion and you could compare different theories surrounding black holes (idk if there are any cause I don't do physics!)
Ok, Thank you
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Don't listen to becca.
If you find epq mathematics hard then listen to becca.
Everyone is different. Hence, we all have our strengths and weaknesses.
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Don't listen to becca.
If you find epq mathematics hard then listen to becca.
Everyone is different. Hence, we all have our strengths and weaknesses.
i didn't do an epq in maths lol, i was just giving my advice off an epq generally and my multiple friends experiences of trying to do a maths epq
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Since when was "famous mathematicians" a topic in maths or further maths? Surely you could write an epq on your original idea without it being based on what is taught in class.
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i didn't do an epq in maths lol, i was just giving my advice off an epq generally and my multiple friends experiences of trying to do a maths epq
Lol
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