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Core Maths for 'A' Level [Paperback]

L. Bostock , S. Chandler
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Sep 1994 074871779X 978-0748717798 2nd Revised edition
Assuming GCSE as a starting point (National Curriculum Level 7/8), this A-Level mathematics text provides transitional material in the early chapters for students from a variety of mathematical backgrounds, and caters for a wide spread of ability. It contains the core for A-Level mathematics as outlined in all examination board syllabuses, and additional coverage is included to cater for the pure maths content of A-Level mathematics courses combining pure maths with mechanics / statistics / decision (discrete) maths, and the first "half" of A-Level pure mathematics.

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  • Paperback: 873 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (Sep 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074871779X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748717798
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the rest, this is the best! 10 Mar 2011
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By the hallowed authors of Bostock & Chandler (who wrote maths text-books for schools & colleges back in the 70s). This one, like the others, is excellent for 'drilling it in' to ensure you get the grade. Unlike one or two of their books, however, it goes overboard to make everything crystal clear - a great help for those getting to grips with post-GCSE maths, for the first time.

Unlike modern text-books it isn't colour-illustrated which may make the chapters appear austere, but with a book of this quality it hardly matters!

The consolidation exercises are excellent. These provide summaries of key sections, multiple choice,mixed-exercise and exam questions from years gone by, when the standard was higher (information is given about exam board/year with answers at the back of the book). The latter is a nice touch for those interested in past-papers or for students aiming at a higher standard than what's expected of them today, whilst the former is excellent for rapid revision.

The book caters well for helping with the transition to A'Level from GCSE, by developing the skills needed in Algebra and Geometry. Bostock & Chandler should be commended for this. Although having 'Core' in its title, the 1994 book also contains most of the Statistics needed for an 'S1'-module.

If there is a downside, it is that the brightest students might fall asleep at the prospect of doing the first half of each exercise! Also, a summary sheet at the end of each chapter (rather than each section)covering key points, would have been most welcome, but is not present.

The real pity, however, is over Chapter 39 (vectors). It no longer cover vectors in planes, as this was removed from the 'Core' syllabus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best ground work maths book ever 24 Sep 2000
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This has got to be one of the best books for basic math understanding ever! It teaches all the basics and explains step by step the origins of rules you take for granted. I have used this book to gain an understnding for more complicated work, and I have used it to refresh my memory once i had not used maths for a long time. This has got to be the one maths book you cannot be without.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book has everything 27 Jun 2004
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This is a very old title but it does get updated over the years. If you want the book that your maths teacher uses for reference? This is the one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars CORE MATHS A-LEVEL BK 23 Oct 2012
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This book is great and goes over everything that you will need for your maths, especially if you are on the edexcel board, like myself. It goes over the method, gives examples and gives you questions to pratice new skills. Nothing wrong with old books, they go into more detail and are layed out like the new exam stuff any way. Great buy!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Sep 2014
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An excellent copy.
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