- Author(s):Jess Barker, Nathan Barker, Michele Conway, Janet Such
- Available from: December 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 Mechanics content for AS and 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. Work, energy and power 1
- 2. Dimensional analysis
- 3. Momentum and collisions 1
- 4. Circular motion 1
- 5. Centres of mass 1
- Focus on proof 1
- Focus on problem solving 1
- Focus on modelling 1
- Cross-topic review exercise 1
- 6. Work, energy and power 2
- 7. Linear motion under variable force
- 8. Momentum and collisions 2
- 9. Circular motion 2
- 10. Centres of mass 2
- Focus on proof 2
- Focus on problem solving 2
- Focus on modelling 2
- Cross-topic review exercise 2
Jess Barker has several years' experience working in a variety of schools in Cambridgeshire before relocating to Jersey where she currently works at Jersey College for Girls with a responsibility for Key Stage 3 Mathematics. She has taught many different modules across three different exam boards and attended several Underground Mathematics workshops as a teacher from one of their partnership schools. Jess is currently the branch chair for MEI in Jersey and a member of the Mathematical Association Post 16 Subcommittee. Jess has a MEd from the University of Cambridge for her research on students' understanding of polynomial division. In 2014 Jess worked as part of a team of authors on the teacher notes for CUP 9-1 GCSE Mathematics book series.
Nathan was a resource designer for Underground Mathematics and is a secondary mathematics teacher with an emphasis on Key Stage 5 mathematics. Nathan has taught in a variety of schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and has experience teaching A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the International Baccalaureate. He has also been a tutor for a series of FMSP problem solving classes before moving to teach in Jersey, The Channel Islands. Nathan studied Mathematics at Durham University and went on to do a PhD in Pure Mathematics at Newcastle University before completing his PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Nathan is also a mathematical researcher in algebra as well as working as part of a team of authors on the teacher notes for CUP 9-1 GCSE Mathematics book series in 2014.
An Oxford University mathematics graduate with a wide knowledge of primary and secondary education, Michele spent 25 years teaching in secondary schools, latterly as a Head Teacher. As an experienced teacher and examiner, she enjoys explaining mathematical concepts and teaching strategies to students of all ages.
On leaving teaching, Michele worked for one of the awarding bodies, initially as a Subject Officer for mathematics, and then moved to Cambridge University Press as the Commissioning Editor for secondary mathematics. She is now an education and IT consultant, working with publishers, awarding bodies and teachers worldwide.
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.
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