# Whats Decision Maths all about?

I'm just curious what it's about. What maths is involved in it? I heard it's easy to do, but it's not in depth at a levels. Pure maths sounds way more interesting, but if dm is easier, I'll probably consider it

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Original post by KeyKaLearner
I'm just curious what it's about. What maths is involved in it? I heard it's easy to do, but it's not in depth at a levels. Pure maths sounds way more interesting, but if dm is easier, I'll probably consider it

Which country are you in? Decision is not part of A level in England now.

It was an applied option but everyone has to study pure modules.
torture, i don’t know a soul who likes Decision
Original post by Muttley79
Which country are you in? Decision is not part of A level in England now.
It was an applied option but everyone has to study pure modules.

fm maths, edexcel optional. I'm just curious about it because I haven't heard of it before
Original post by KeyKaLearner
fm maths, edexcel optional. I'm just curious about it because I haven't heard of it before

Really? As I said it was one of three options in modular A level - students had to take two of them. It's a relatively new area of maths which has become more important with computers enabling faster computation. It's the maths behind finding a shorter/faster route [think sat navs, networks of wiring/pipes], You learn various algorithms and applications.
See here: https://www.drfrost.org/courses.php?coid=352#
Original post by 233w341
torture, i don’t know a soul who likes Decision

It's very popular in my school.
Original post by Muttley79
It's very popular in my school.

try the 2024 D1 paper 💀
Original post by 233w341
try the 2024 D1 paper 💀

D1 iof which board?
Original post by Muttley79
D1 iof which board?

edexcel
Original post by 233w341
edexcel

There's no D1 in Edexcel linear spec A level - please explain which paper you mean.
Original post by Muttley79
There's no D1 in Edexcel linear spec A level - please explain which paper you mean.

??? A level further maths edexcel D1
Original post by 233w341
??? A level further maths edexcel D1

No-one mentioned Further Maths - I guess you mean 3D: Decision Mathematics 1

Nothing wrong with that paper.
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Original post by Muttley79
No-one mentioned Further Maths - I guess you mean 3D: Decision Mathematics 1
Nothing wrong with that paper.

💀, the one this year?
Original post by 233w341
💀, the one this year?

Yes - what didn't you like? Don't share too much as it's locked
Original post by Muttley79
Yes - what didn't you like? Don't share too much as it's locked

a youtuber called bicen maths pretty much summed it all on his channel; it was a dreadful paper. even for him (he's a teacher but took all edexcel fm modules because he can/wanted to lol)
Original post by JVorJrose
a youtuber called bicen maths pretty much summed it all on his channel; it was a dreadful paper. even for him (he's a teacher but took all edexcel fm modules because he can/wanted to lol)

I'm a teacher too and we offer all modules - my students thought it was OK.
why are most of the replies not answering my actual questions, and instead having a debate if the 2024 paper was that bad 💀
Original post by Muttley79
I'm a teacher too and we offer all modules - my students thought it was OK.

your students are anomalies then lol
Original post by KeyKaLearner
why are most of the replies not answering my actual questions, and instead having a debate if the 2024 paper was that bad 💀

basically, it's not good. chapter 7 is one third of the paper; and that chapter is hell. I mean you can have a look for yourself on videos on the content on youtube, but yeah decision is not nice. "233w341" actually answered to be fair; Ik you said most of the replied but their reply pretty much sums up why this debate came about. check out bicen maths' videos on the subject.
everyone's got strengths, mine is pure; aced both core pure, school chose for me fm1 d1 smh, would've chosen fp1 fp2.
Original post by KeyKaLearner
why are most of the replies not answering my actual questions, and instead having a debate if the 2024 paper was that bad 💀