- Author(s):Vesna Kadelburg, Ben Woolley
- Available from: September 2017
New 2017 Cambridge A Level Further Maths resources to help students with learning and revision.
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Written for the OCR AS/A Level Further Mathematics specification for first teaching from 2017, this print Student Book covers the Pure Core content for AS and the first year of A Level. It balances accessible exposition with a wealth of worked examples, exercises and opportunities to test and consolidate learning, providing a clear and structured pathway for progressing through the course. It is underpinned by a strong pedagogical approach, with an emphasis on skills development and the synoptic nature of the course. Includes answers to aid independent study.
Written specifically for the 2017 qualifications, so teachers and learners can be confident that the content and aims of the specifications are comprehensively covered.
Frequent assessment opportunities to support the linear courses, including levelled practice questions, past paper questions, cross-topic review exercises and practice papers.
Strong pedagogical focus, with an emphasis on the important overarching skills integral to the 2017 AS/A Level (problem solving, modelling and proof), as well as features to tackle common misconceptions.
Emphasis on developing synoptic links between pure and applied areas of maths, helping students to build a coherent mathematical understanding.
Free downloadable Schemes of Work are available on our website to assist with teacher planning.
Answers to all exercises are located at the back of the Student Book.
- 1. Matrices
- 2. Further vectors
- 3. Applications of matrices
- Focus on proof 1
- Focus on problem solving 1
- Focus on modelling 1
- Cross-topic review exercise 1
- 4. Complex numbers
- 5. Roots of polynomials
- 6. Mathematical induction
- Focus on proof 2
- Focus on problem solving 2
- Focus on modelling 2
- Cross-topic review exercise 2
Paul now teaches at Cambridge University after recently teaching mathematics at the Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge. He has 10 years’ experience of teaching A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics and the International Baccalaureate. He also has A Level examining experience and is currently active in educational research, specifically working towards a doctoral thesis with the Cambridge Faculty of Education looking at the development of students’ thinking skills.
Vesna is a Mathematics teacher at The Perse School, Cambridge, with 10 years’ experience of teaching A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and the International Baccalaureate. She has examined at A Level, has a PhD in Mathematics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and has just completed the Cambridge Assessment Certificate in Principles and Practice of Assessment.
Stephen is a Mathematics teacher and Head of Sixth Form at Lancing College, West Sussex. He has eight years’ experience of teaching A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics to students of all abilities, as well as the International Baccalaureate. He also has A Level examining experience. Stephen has an MPhil in Mathematics Education from Cambridge University, which included a dissertation focused on teachers’ perceptions of proof and the pedagogical implications.
Ben has 10 years' experience teaching A Level Maths and Further Maths and most recently taught at Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge. He has a degree in Mathematical Sciences from Oxford University, and a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Epidemiological Modelling from Cambridge University. Ben has also co-authored 9 textbooks for Cambridge University Press.
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