Maths Friend A Helping Hand with Maths GCSE Foundation Tier by Chris Robinson


Maths Friend A Helping Hand with Maths GCSE Foundation Tier by Chris Robinson

The entire focus of Maths Friend is to help pupils do their best at GCSE level. Using experience gained by maths tutor Chris Robinson, it addresses common difficulties that students express during tutorial sessions which they may be reluctant to reveal in class. To improve understanding, in places the book offers alternatives to the standard approach. It covers aspects that textbooks do not deal with, that won't be found in revision guides or on online help sites, or that cannot be covered in class due to time constraints. This helpful new book will enable pupils to make the most of their ability. Much of the book is directed to answering exam questions. Chris shows how the examiner can take the maths content and twist it around to make it look unusual. By exploring this book, the student can avoid being fazed by a strange-looking question. We all make silly mistakes, especially under exam pressure. If there is time, checking your work is vital, but it's not easy to do properly. This book will help the student make those checks. The most common errors are laid out in a spot-the-blunder section. Here, extra marks can be gained for no extra maths knowledge and that can make all the difference to the final grade. Maths Friend is a must-have guide for pupils aged 14-16 studying for their GCSE.

About the Author

Chris Robinson graduated with a BSC and PhD in chemistry from Leeds University 1971-1977, then spent 24 years as a research scientist in the gas industry in combustion chemistry related fields with a strong mathematical content. He began retraining as a maths teacher in 2003 and started tutoring in 2006. For the last six years he has tutored at GCSE level in state schools, combined with private tutoring from Y9 to A level.

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100 pages
Interest Age: From 14


Chris Robinson
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Troubador Publishing

Publication date

17th April 2014



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