Tutoring Maths: some links

I’ve compiled a list of (hopefully) useful pointers for my students, as well as a few interesting maths links for everyone else!

For my students:

  • This is the site I recommend for downloading past papers & solutions to practice, since it also splits all exam papers into “question banks” by topic: http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/a-level-maths-papers/c1-by-topic/
  • The best explanation I’ve seen of completing the square, a topic that everyone seems to find tricky: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/sqrquad.htm
  • Summary “cheat sheet” that I put together for anyone taking Edexcel maths A-level Core 1 & Core 2, download by clicking here: CORE 1 + CORE 2
  • For those of you who are professionals taking numerical tests, good practices can be found at: https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/aptitudetests_numerical.htm or http://www.practiceaptitudetests.com/

For schools: I recommend enhancing your teaching provision by including an annual workshop in your curriculum, held by Becky Warren of Cambridge University’s NRICH https://nrich.maths.org/2714 /

For everyone:

  • Matt Parker, stand-up comedian AND mathematician! http://standupmaths.com/ or http://festivalofthespokennerd.com/who-runs-fotsn/
  • Multiply any single-digit number with your hands, I learnt this from children in Cambodia, here’s why it works: gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/finger/multiply.htm
  • Maths in video: https://www.ted.com/talks/eduardo_saenz_de_cabezon_math_is_forever?language=en & other TED talks: http://blog.ted.com/8-math-talks-to-blow-your-mind/


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