A-Level Maths Resources for Teachers and Students

July 2012

Welcome to the July 2012 newsletter from MathsBank.

I hope you've had a great school year and are now looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. Here at MathsBank.co.uk, there will be no such good fortune.

Book Review

Many of you have been helping out with the A-Level text book reviews over the last few months. Thanks for all your work with this, particularly at this busy time of year for teachers and students alike. The two books (AS and A2) are now in the hands of the publisher and should be ready in time for the new school year. Whenever the printed version exists, those of you who helped will be receiving a copy of the appropriate book. Thanks again!

MathsBank Blog

Check out the MathsBank Blog for the latest news. Why not click the 'Follow' button on the right-hand side of the page.

There has been a lot of exciting stuff since the last newsletter:

  A round-up of some forthcoming maths events, I think one of these has now passed.

  Some information about the On Your Marks Maths Challenge, This event took place in June and the website now lists the schools, students and classes who finished in the top 10 in the competition.

  We reported on the changing landscape that is A-Levels, and the latest ideas to reform them.

  And unexpected leaked plans to scrap GCSEs suddenly emerged, in June.

  A mathematician to whom we all owe so much, Alan Turing, was born 100 years ago.

  And one of the giants of modern maths, Henri Poincare, died this month in 1912.

Feedback

Please continue to let us know if you have anything to say about MathsBank, good or bad, e.g. if you spot anything missing or broken, question topics you'd like to see included, etc. Your feedback is most appreciated.

That's all from us. Now, where's that summer weather?

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