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  • Paperback: 534 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes; 3rd edition (20 Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748755098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748755097
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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98 of 98 people found the following review helpful By P. Johnson on 5 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
Back in the early 1990's I received a grade C in GCSE Maths. I wanted to study A-level, but the teachers didn't want to let me; somehow I convinced them to give me a chance. I decided to invest in some books, and picked up a few that I thought looked good, one of those being Core Maths. Most A-level books were pitched at a higher level that I could understand, whereas Core Maths bridged the gap. I started working through the exercises at the start of the book (in my own time), and gradually from being the weakest Mathematician in a class of 30, I worked my way up to the top 2. I eventually received a grade A in A-level Maths, and also a C in Further Maths. I know have an honours degree in Maths and Statistics, and I don't believe I'd have it if it wasn't for that book.

My advice to anyone using the book, is to read the introductions, work through the examples, then practice as many questions as have you have time to, and check your answers in the back of the book. It was the actual 'doing' rather than the 'reading' that made all the difference for me.

I'm very grateful to the authors of this book!! Thank you!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dr. G. A. Georgiou on 13 Jun. 2010
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Having taught maths for 40 years, I have witnessed the dilution of Maths content in modern books and found it very frustrating from the students point of view. Many modern books appear to be written for specific syllabuses and with the view, in my opinion, not to teach maths as a subject, but to teach maths for the purposes of passing an exam. While that in itself is a very good objective, the points brought across and examples used are often too narrow, that a number of students fail to be able to stand on their own two feet, they fail often to spot the same question asked in say 5 different ways. I DO NOT put the above book in this category. I have always found something enlightening in all the B&S books, in particular the words used to help the student understand why something is being said. Books are still difficult for students to follow, that is why a good teacher is irreplacable but this B&S book spans not only GCE maths, but also a number of foundation degree syllabuses too. It is, relatively speaking, an excellent book for students. It may lack real life examples that might be useful for people gouing on to study egineering and science for example, but I do not want to offer any criticism on that basis, as there is only so much one can include as an author. I have not given 5 stars, only because that might indicate it is so excellent that it can never be improved, but I do regard it as an excellent book. My own little tests for a book at this level is to look at particular areas and see how they are covered, this usually indicates the thought that has gone into the subject area as well as how much the authors are thinking of the students (e.g can we give the students a method that they they understand and that is efficient and instructive as well.Read more ›
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Nov. 2002
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Core Maths for - Advanced Level is an excellent textbook if you want to study from home. The math is laid out gradually building on previous chapters, all you need to know is some GCSE algebra before you start the textbook. The techniques were explained very well with plenty of exercises and exam questions. I'm not that good at maths but I still managed to work through most of the text on my own. Definitely worth investing in.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Aug. 2002
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Since handing back my text books after completing 'A'-level maths, I was searching for a single book which would cover everything from my past two years of lessons to help me at University - this was the book I chose. It fulfils this purpose excellently proving an essential reference when searching for some technique you haven't used for a long time.
All aspects of pure maths are covered well with ample examples and practise questions - all with answers. The layout and content are easy to understand and will guide you through any problem with which you are challenged from calculus to coordinate geometry.
An excellent bible on 'A'-level mathematics. Buy it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Lodge on 24 Dec. 2009
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I bought one of those home learning courses for a couple hundred pounds, it was very hard to follow so I bought this book as backup. This book is so good I basically ditched the course and began learning from here instead. Anyone considering paying for A level maths home learning course, dont. You can learn everything you need from this book and pay for you A level exam yourself, which you have to do even if you pay for the home learning course.
Every subject has plenty of examples before giving you a series of questions, admittedly there are a lot of questions per subject and it will take up a lot of time but it reinforces what you have learnt brilliantly.
I definitely recommend this book, since studying from it I have started maths at degree level.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 July 2004
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This is a very good overall textbook. The design is very pleasant: the pages are all set on a white background and headings are highlighted in a light blue, and are very clear. Each topic is well explained and is substantiated by several example problems, and about 20 or so exercises. All the answers are in the back. There are also additional questions taken from actual examination questions, and mixed questions at the end of each chapter. The book starts out with foundation algebra and progresses through to calculus, covering as the title suggests, the core material for an a-level course.
It's not really the right textbook for someone who wishes to be challenged by further mathematics, since there really is none available. It's more of a revision textbook really, but a very good one. Every topic in fact is explained in a couple of pages at most so it's not really suitable for someone who wishes to learn a-level maths from scratch (unless they're a quick learner!). But it's perfect for someone who is already quite proficient at mathematics and wants to have a substantial supplementary textbook that provides him with all the necessary foundation material.
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