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Pure Mathematics 1 (Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel AS & A-level): No. 1 [Paperback]

Mr Geoff Mannall , Mr Michael Kenwood
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27 Jun 2000 0435510886 978-0435510886 1
A syllabus-specific textbook providing worked examples, exam-level questions and many practice exercises, in accordance to the new Edexcel AS and Advanced GCE specification.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (27 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0435510886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435510886
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 19.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly is the best preparation for P1 18 Sep 2003
By Azz
I have used this book both in class as part of the teaching and also to revise from at home in the run-up to the exam. Each topic is clearly labelled and everything is structured in order. Key points/facts are in bold to be easily identified by the reader. One of the best features of the book is that each topic contains WORKED EXAMPLES that show us the method used to obtain an answer. This is much more beneficial than just providing an answer. At the end of each topic there are exercises to test whether the knowledge has sunk in.
The Review Exercises are especially helpful as they provide a huge selection of PAST EXAMINATION QUESTIONS to try. This, I think, is very good preparation for the real exam. All questions have answers at the back (although be wary there are a few mistakes) and also a P1 Examination Style Paper to try.
For complete high quality learning materials you should also purchase REVISE FOR P1 MATHEMATICS as this contains even more worked examples and questions to try.
Good luck with your studies and I hope the Heinemann suite of books increase your enjoyment for learning Mathematics. It certainly has mine!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This book really is excellent. The wording is clear and not excessive, the examples are useful learning aids and the exercise questions are well written, to gradually develop the expertise of the reader. The separate chapters cover groups of topics well, and separate the work into easily manageable sections, which are directly relevant to the syllabus of the Further Mathematics A Level.
My only qualm is that some (only a few) of the answers to the many, many exercise questions are incorrect, which may have you scratching your head for a while in puzzlement. However, despite this flaw, this text really is superb, along with the others in this series. They got me an A! (With a little help from my teachers, of course.)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Loads of printing mistakes 27 Feb 2002
I am astonished by the numerous printing mistakes in the books. Just in Review exercise One, there are roughly 20 mistakes out of 117 questions, either in the questions or in the answers at the back. There are also serious errors in the the formulae (eg the section on compound angle in Book2). Beware if you rely too much on it. I wonder how many people like me who find out all the mistakes. If you can, I can almost assure you an A grade.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SHOCKING 7 Oct 2004
Mannall and Kenwood really ought to be ashamed of themselves for this effort.
This book is of virtually no value to a student attempting to study P2 on their own. The only saving grace for this text book is that it contains a lot of practice questions.
The most glaring problem is that anyones attempt to answer around 25% of those questions will not find any help / method or assistance in the book to do so.
Sadly, the only 'clear route to a-level success' as suggested on the top of the book is to find someone who can help! This book will help identify what you do not understand without sufficient guidence to deal with problems.
The sections labelled 'review questions' certainly do not 'review' the material that is covered in the method material.
My adivce, steer clear - this is woefully inadequate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pitifully full of errors 7 Nov 2004
By A Customer
This book isn't brilliant, it's not even good. It is of some help when accompanying lessons in pure maths, but in terms of learning from a book, look elsewhere, this one won't teach you anything. The examples are of little or no help with the exercises, and explanations, as with the Decision 1 book, are incomprehensible. Something that makes this book stand out from the others in a series plagued by mistakes is the sheer volume of errors, far more than the other books, there are errors in formulae, summaries, questions and exercises- not what the exam board would expect from a good maths student, and certainly not what you'd expect from the "experts".
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Once I started to read the book, it was so direct to my Maths A-level for my particular syllabus. The practise questions,are relavent, but some topics such as the first one, don't have enough questions. comments by examiners who mark for this examining board, are very valuble. It may seem it bit blinkered to the world of Maths, but it can help most students to boost their grades. Unless of course you're already a top grade student! The material in this book usually ends up being tested for entrance exams into some Oxford unversities for subjects such as Physics, Maths, or Engineering. So it's worthwhile making sure that you know all the stuff, If you are required to sit a Maths test on the common core material, to get a place at college or university.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Jun 2004
By A Customer
I'd reccomend this book to anyone considering doing AS Mathematics, although the specifications are changing slightly next year.
I just sat my P1 exam a few hours ago and am relatively sure of an A/B grade. I also used the M1 book for my mechanics revision and found that exam easy too.
Mathematics is a difficult A level to cover and ensure you understand in just 10 months worth of classes, this book makes it possible to work at home without any external aid.
Much reccommended. I was going to drop maths at the start of the year but this book and some hard work has made P1/M1/S1 easy for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands the test of time
No matter how much any syllabus is subject to change, this book is full of exercises which will stand you in good stead for AS Maths Core 1 and parts of Core 2.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Mathematic 5
very good book from a very good series. Syllabuses change, but mathematics is mathematics ! I do it for fun and enjoyment.
Published 1 month ago by J. H. G. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading!
An absolute must for those studying pure maths at A level. I used this book when studying for my A levels 5 years ago, and recently purchased a copy to refresh my mind before... Read more
Published on 14 May 2010 by H. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I found this book very helpful for the P2 module and got an A just by using this book. Has all the stuff you need with loads of examples.
Published on 15 Nov 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Maths 3: Great study aide
This book is well set out with plenty of helpful examples and ample exercises testing and extending the work you have just done. Read more
Published on 20 July 2002 by "arjdavies"
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes maths easy
The book separates the course into easy to follow topics, giving clear eaxmples for each one. There are many exercises, with answers, and even a practice exam paper at the end, so... Read more
Published on 22 Sep 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential to all Edexcel Pure Maths students
This is the textbook accompanying the final module of Edexcel's AS/A2 course in Pure Mathematics, and due to this it is only applicable to students studying for either an A level... Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Trying to get through these books would be a death-march
I bought these books based on the fact that they are mentioned in the Edexcel specification.
It was only once I opened up P1 that I realised how truly dire they are. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2001 by Mr. A. H. Cox
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