# how to improve on alevel biology math questions

hi, does anyone know any resources that explains how to do alevel bio math questions? i’ll be like a mark or two away from the next grade and it’s annoying since it’s bc i never get any of the math questions right lmao
Original post by ifoejandka
hi, does anyone know any resources that explains how to do alevel bio math questions? i’ll be like a mark or two away from the next grade and it’s annoying since it’s bc i never get any of the math questions right lmao

I mean bio papers usually have around maximum 10 marks for calculations so it's separately not a whole grade boundary. Biology math questions are usually really different there aren't like staple steps or calculations you need to learn. But you can improve by trying a lot of calculations from past papers it will help you understand how to approach and analyse the information given to you in the question and therefore how to calculate it.
Original post by ifoejandka
hi, does anyone know any resources that explains how to do alevel bio math questions? i’ll be like a mark or two away from the next grade and it’s annoying since it’s bc i never get any of the math questions right lmao

I'm literally the same (and I do A Level Math lol), but there is not much you can prepare in terms of 'learning it', you're just going to have to practice them, so you become familiar with them. A lot of my classmates said that Biology math questions can best be approached using ratios, or 2^n for calculating cycles. Honestly, some of them require a lot of thinking just for 1-2 marks, so don't stress it. If you're in an exam and you've spent more than 5-10 minutes, just move on it won't make much difference to your grade. I've listed a document of past paper questions on maths questions, it might help!
Maths paper 3.rtf - Google Docs
Original post by fizzycherry
I'm literally the same (and I do A Level Math lol), but there is not much you can prepare in terms of 'learning it', you're just going to have to practice them, so you become familiar with them. A lot of my classmates said that Biology math questions can best be approached using ratios, or 2^n for calculating cycles. Honestly, some of them require a lot of thinking just for 1-2 marks, so don't stress it. If you're in an exam and you've spent more than 5-10 minutes, just move on it won't make much difference to your grade. I've listed a document of past paper questions on maths questions, it might help!
Maths paper 3.rtf - Google Docs
Original post by fizzycherry
I'm literally the same (and I do A Level Math lol), but there is not much you can prepare in terms of 'learning it', you're just going to have to practice them, so you become familiar with them. A lot of my classmates said that Biology math questions can best be approached using ratios, or 2^n for calculating cycles. Honestly, some of them require a lot of thinking just for 1-2 marks, so don't stress it. If you're in an exam and you've spent more than 5-10 minutes, just move on it won't make much difference to your grade. I've listed a document of past paper questions on maths questions, it might help!
Maths paper 3.rtf - Google Docs

Wow God bless
Original post by ifoejandka
hi, does anyone know any resources that explains how to do alevel bio math questions? i’ll be like a mark or two away from the next grade and it’s annoying since it’s bc i never get any of the math questions right lmao

I recommend CGP Maths Skills for A Level Biology book, and also MME Revise Maths Skills for A Level Bio.