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    Hello everyone.
    I'm in year 11 and I haven't really been doing much with all my extra spare time so far, so I'm hoping to find some maths books to read over the rest of the summer. Next year I will be taking Maths and Further Maths so I thought it would be a good time to start reading ahead a bit. The A level is offered by MEI and I am doing C1-4, M1, S1 for Maths and then FP1-2, M2, S2, D1, NM for Further Maths. So far I have done GCSE Maths and Statistics (though I probably need a refresher course on the stats) and OCR Additional Maths FSMQ. What books should I look into?

    Thanks in advance.
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    You should be alright without preparation to be honest, but if you want a headstart you could have a look into the textbooks that you'll be using next year. Having done the FSMQ you'll already be at a headstart for C1 and C2 (which introduce differentiation, integration, surds, exponents and that sort of thing), so it might be better if you start looking at some Statistics or Mechanics stuff. To be honest though, you're probably better just waiting until you start Year 12.
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    (Original post by Jk.d)
    Hello everyone.
    I'm in year 11 and I haven't really been doing much with all my extra spare time so far, so I'm hoping to find some maths books to read over the rest of the summer. Next year I will be taking Maths and Further Maths so I thought it would be a good time to start reading ahead a bit. The A level is offered by MEI and I am doing C1-4, M1, S1 for Maths and then FP1-2, M2, S2, D1, NM for Further Maths. So far I have done GCSE Maths and Statistics (though I probably need a refresher course on the stats) and OCR Additional Maths FSMQ. What books should I look into?

    Thanks in advance.
    You already know most of C1 and C2, if you've done Additional Maths. I would just look at the chapters on logarithms and on radians, which are both in C2. If you're interested, you can also do the chapter on binomial theorem, just because it explains what ^nC_r means, and this means you can actually understand what you did last year.

    I'm in the same situation as you, and, having covered C1, C2 and C3 in my own time, I'm simply working through all of the textbooks at a casual pace.
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    Thanks guys. I know a bit about logarithms and radians from reading material on the internet, but I feel I need a textbook that has all the stuff together in one place just to fill in the gaps. I had a quick look on amazon and there are some MEI textbooks that seem ok. Does anyone know if they are good?

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    It probably wouldn't make a difference if I waited until september but I really have a thirst for knowledge, and the FSMQ has unlocked a lot more material for me.
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    Have a look at Introducing Pure Mathematics. It's a general textbook which covers pretty much the whole of the A-Level syllabus.

    For mechanics, take a look at Introducing Mechanics, and for statistics, Introducing Statistics.

    They're all really good general A-Level textbooks, and would be a good start to do something over the summer.
 
 
 
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