AS and A Level Maths For Dummies

AS and A Level Maths For Dummies

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Pass your AS & A level maths with flying colours Looking to pass your AS and A level maths? Look no further. AS & A Level Maths For Dummies offers detailed, simple steps for all of the main types of problems you'll face in your exams, offering explanations of how the topics link together, advice on how to remember the key facts and methods, and ways to structure revision. Even if your head is spinning and you don't know where to begin, this fun and friendly guide gives in-depth support on exactly what you need to know. In the big data and digital age, maths skills have never been more important to career success. AS & A Level Maths For Dummies guides you through the skills needed to pass the exams taken at the end of the first and second year of the course. It begins with the knowledge needed to get a top grade at GCSE, followed by sections on Algebra (functions, graph-sketching, and logarithms), Geometry (coordinate geometry, trigonometry, and working with shapes) and Calculus (differentiation, integration, and differential equations).
* Helps you build the confidence you need to pass your exams * Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning * Makes difficult maths concepts easy to understand * Offers in-depth support in a fun and friendly style If you're an AS & A level student looking to do your very best at exam time, AS & A Level Maths For Dummies makes it easier.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 189 x 232 x 25mm | 748g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119078466
  • 9781119078463
  • 183,903

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Learn to: Fix your fractions, factorising and functions Conquer calculus and trigonometry Build your skills with practice questions Prepare for exams with confidence

Pass your AS and A level maths with flying colours

Looking to pass your AS and A level maths? Look no further. With advice on how to remember key facts and methods, how to structure revision and simple steps for all the problems you'll face in your exams, this friendly guide makes it easier to master your AS and A level maths - and gives you the confidence to score high when it counts the most. Get on course - find everything you need to set yourself up for success with the right equipment, attitude, planning and layout Ace arithmetic and algebra - become unperturbed by polynomials, take the fear out of factors, remainders and fractions, simplify series and put the 'fun' in functions Coordinate your geometry - make sense of circles and triangles, make vectors as simple as i, j, k and learn to speak SOH CAH TOA and all that Conquer calculus - discover how to get a grip on slippery slopes, touch on tangents and turning points, integrate simple expressions, know when to reach for the rules and overcome evil questions

Open the book and find: A review of the arithmetic and algebra you missed last year Tips on getting great at graphs and charts Things you'd do well to learn by heart Classic mistakes and how to avoid them Ten ways to check for errors Where to start when you don't know which end is up Plenty of practise questions to gauge your understanding
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 5 Chapter 1: Moving towards Mathematical Mastery 7 Chapter 2: Setting Yourself Up for Study Success 19 Chapter 3: All the Algebra You Missed 31 Chapter 4: Shaping Up to Graphs and Shapes 53 Part II: Arithmetic and Algebra 71 Chapter 5: With Great Power Comes ... 73 Chapter 6: Playing with Polynomials 93 Chapter 7: Factors, Remainders and Fractions 111 Chapter 8: Getting Serious about Series 127 Chapter 9: Fiddling About with Functions 153 Part III: Geometry 177 Chapter 10: Coordinating Your Geometry 179 Chapter 11: Making Sense of Circles and Triangles 205 Chapter 12: Taking Trigonometry Further 221 Chapter 13: Making Vectors as Simple as i, j, k 245 Part IV: Calculus 269 Chapter 14: Climbing Slippery Slopes 271 Chapter 15: Touching on Tangents and Turning Points 281 Chapter 16: Integrating in Style 297 Chapter 17: When to Reach for the Rules 315 Chapter 18: Overcoming Evil Questions 339 Part V: The Part of Tens 363 Chapter 19: Ten Classic Mistakes to Avoid 365 Chapter 20: Ten Places to Start When You Don t Know Where to Start 371 Index 377
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About Colin Beveridge

Colin Beveridge is a full-time maths tutor. He has a gift for explaining complex concepts in a lively and fun way. Colin is the author of four For Dummies maths titles.
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