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Learn lots of maths fast

Hi, I'm doing additional maths at school and we only have 1 hour of it a week so it's been a pretty speedy course so far (I'm in year 11 and we've been doing it since September) and early next week I have my additional maths mock. At my school you have to take a-level maths if you want to take a-level physics, and I really want to do physics but not maths so I've struck a deal where if I do well on the add-maths mock I don't have to do a-level maths. However I really don't feel ready for the mock as we've been taught pretty hard maths very quickly and also I have not been revising (whoops lol). Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can learn enough in a short space of time to get a decent grade? Thank you!!
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Original post by WhovianPigeon
Hi, I'm doing additional maths at school and we only have 1 hour of it a week so it's been a pretty speedy course so far (I'm in year 11 and we've been doing it since September) and early next week I have my additional maths mock. At my school you have to take a-level maths if you want to take a-level physics, and I really want to do physics but not maths so I've struck a deal where if I do well on the add-maths mock I don't have to do a-level maths. However I really don't feel ready for the mock as we've been taught pretty hard maths very quickly and also I have not been revising (whoops lol). Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can learn enough in a short space of time to get a decent grade? Thank you!!

There is a recent thread kicking around with some good add-maths resources
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7419532#post98945185
drfrost isnt a bad place to start,
https://www.drfrostmaths.com/courses.php?coid=684
but to revise for an exam the usual is attempt past papers and reflect/learn/read about the mistakes you make.

However, as Euclid said to Ptolemy, theres no royal road to learning lots of additional maths fast.
(edited 5 months ago)
Assuming you are also doing additional maths from ocr, fsmq level 3. Personally I have bought a text book and find it very useful, as there's practically all sorts of examples that may come up on the actual exam, and the examples have definitely sped up my speed to understanding the topic as a whole.

Here's the link to the textbook:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Free-Standing-Mathematics-Qualification/dp/1510449647/ref=sr_1_1?crid=38E35AN5YLEU&keywords=additional+maths+ocr&qid=1702915984&sprefix=additional+maths%2Caps%2C82&sr=8-1

I wish you good luck x

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