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A level maths book for self-teaching

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ellietheelephant1 Sun 24-Mar-13 18:06:01

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ellietheelephant1 Sun 24-Mar-13 18:04:45
is the website (FM support programme, not network - sorry!)

ellietheelephant1 Sun 24-Mar-13 18:02:08

The Further Maths Support Network has online revision lectures for all (or at least most of) the A level maths modules, listed by exam board. I don't think you have to be a member of a school who's signed up with them to watch the lectures.

mattiemattiematt Wed 20-Mar-13 21:11:06

Above is a site which might be useful. Thanks, OP, for starting this thread - there are some v good suggestions.

I don't know if TheStudentRoom website, which is similar to Mumsnet in lots of ways, might also be of use:

CURIOUSMIND Wed 20-Mar-13 21:05:42

Thank you Noble and Addictive. I got your kind suggestion.

Noble, send you a PM for your first question.

mnistooaddictive Wed 20-Mar-13 16:27:32

My favourite alevel maths resources are mep. They are all free on the website and there is some interactive transition from GCSE to ALevel stuff there too.
I echo noblegiraffe that i use youtube clips if i am struggling with a new topic.

noblegiraffe Wed 20-Mar-13 11:14:36

What are you teaching yourself for?

If I need to teach myself a new topic, (maths teacher), I would use the textbooks mentioned and if I needed more input, use the internet. There are so many resources available for free online - notes and explanations aimed at sixth formers or above and videos on YouTube and the Khan Academy - that I think are more comprehensive than any single textbook could be.

CURIOUSMIND Tue 19-Mar-13 23:36:57

Thank you mattie, it's very kind of you.

mattiemattiematt Tue 19-Mar-13 23:15:59

I'll come back to this thread with some ideas...

CURIOUSMIND Tue 19-Mar-13 23:12:03

Thank you for all your kind input.
But I am still not sure these books from any exam board are suitable for 100% self-teaching? I need books can explain things deeply, not just show you how to work out the questions.
Still not sure what's suitable.

mrsXsweet Tue 19-Mar-13 12:24:42

I was going to recommend the same ones as noblegiraffe. I really like them and the examples are good.

keepcalmandparty Mon 18-Mar-13 16:30:05

I'd think you'd be best getting the individual module ones (C1, C2, etc). These: are very good and up to date are what my school used for teaching, and they have lots of questions and exercises for practice.

noblegiraffe Mon 18-Mar-13 14:54:37

My school uses this for AS core and the associated one for A2. I think they're pretty good, plenty of examples, answers in the back, and a CD with extra questions.

If you're not studying for exam purposes then it probably won't make a difference, but be aware that different exam boards have different topics on their modules so textbooks will cover slightly different things.

Have you got a child at school with a mymaths login that you could use? Mymaths has excellent interactive lessons and worksheets on all core modules and the initial applied modules.

professorpoopsnagle Mon 18-Mar-13 14:47:30

Check out ebay, search for c1 c2 maths and c3 c4 maths as basic maths books. I have found the C1/2 by Peter Hind a good start (edexcel) but have a slightly different one for C3/4. There are also decision modules available for A level. L Bostock and S. Chandler also do a good basic book, often availble for a few pounds second hand.

CURIOUSMIND Fri 15-Mar-13 22:15:22

Because it's for self-teaching, (not for exact exam purpose)so those revision books are not quite suitable.I got:

Understanding Pure Mathematics, A. J. Sadler, D. W. S. Thorning
Understanding Mechanics , A. J. Sadler, D. W. S. Thorning

I will get statistics.

What else I missed?

Thank you in advance.

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