A-Level Maths Resources for Teachers and Students

September 2011

Welcome back to a new school year and to the September newsletter from MathsBank.

Whether you are starting out on AS maths or returning for some extra tough A2 maths, or teaching any of these, we hope it goes well for you this year.

MathsBank Blog

There are plenty of new articles on the MathsBank Blog. Why not click the 'Follow' button on the right-hand side of the page.

  The main news over the summer was the exam results. Boys are doing better than girls in GCSE maths, contrary to what we find in other subjects.

At A-Level, the issues surround the scramble for university places. Have you had a struggle to find a place? We would be pleased to hear your story.

We also discussed the creeping concern about the quality of the exams being set by the major exam boards and

  Carol Vorderman's Task Force report on the future of maths education in the UK.

  There was a good set of results from the British team at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

And we celebrate the lives of two great mathematicians:

  One from centuries past: Pierre de Fermat

  and one more recent: Paul Meier.

  Finally, if you're between 17 and 19, don't miss the IMA's competition on Alan Turing, one of the finest logicians to have lived.


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 for now.

Luke - luke@MathsBank.co.uk - MathsBank.co.uk


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