I use this mostly as a resource for my own teaching; using it I can lay my hands of exam questions and solutions of different types very quickly. My students and pupils find it useful too because it shows how to do exam questions using the techniques taught in class; there is an important difference with mark schemes here.
The UK mathematics exam system is in a state of flux at the moment. I see this is as a great opportunity to review and refresh all my teaching material. I look forward to generating new material to support a revised school exam system.
FP3 2014 gives students the chance to prove the surface area of a sphere is 4 pi r squared. Interestingly four time the area of a cross section through the centre and the derivative of the volume. Pupils with strong maths general knowledge from GCSE would know what is coming. TOP TIP do as much maths challenge and extension work as possible, the general knowledge thus gained can only help. This FP3 2014 paper and many others are at my Exam Bucket: http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php.
TOP TIP: Root three in this Further Pure 2 exam betrays presence of 30 or 60 degree angles in this complex numbers question. All maths students should know exact values of 30, 45 and 60 degree angles – they come up so much. See my exam bucket http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php, for this FP2 2014 and many others.
Mechanics 2 angle of dangle top tip – don’t try and draw your shape at the dangle, instead, add an oblique vertical after. This example is from Edexcel Mechanics 2 June 2014. For this exam write out and others see: http://jped.co.uk/ExamBucket/exambucket.php.
Carr’s Synopsis – 19th century text for self taught geniuses – marks out this A-star topic for I/GCSE maths hopefuls.
IGCSE and GCSE exams are upon us – time to let loose write outs for the most recent papers to help with final revision and checking. Are these getting harder or am I getting thicker?