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Endorsed by the OCR for use with "Additional Maths (FSMQ)", this textbook covers the exact requirements of the specification. It should be a useful text for Higher Tier students taking their GCSE early as they can gain a recognised qualification without having to embark on their AS modules. It gives students a taster of AS/A Level maths and aids their choice of AS/A Level modules. It should also be ideal for students who intend to follow AS/A Level further maths by giving them a "head start" on their course. The content of the course covers four areas from pure mathematics: algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus and three areas from applied mathematics: statistics, mechanics and decision and discrete maths.
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1 Algebra: review Linear expressions Solving linear equations Changing the subject of an equation Quadratic expressions Solving a quadratic equation that factorises Completing the square Simultaneous equations 2 Algebra: techniques Linear inequalities Solving quadratic inequalities Manipulating algebraic fractions Solving equations involving fractions Simplifying expressions containing square roots 3 Algebra: polynomials Operations with polynomials The Factor Theorem The Remainder Theorem 4 Algebra: applications The binomial expansion The binomial distribution 5 Co-ordinate geometry I Co-ordinates The gradient of a line Parallel and perpendicular lines The distance between two points Midpoint of a line joining two points The equation of a straight line Drawing a line given its equation Finding the equation of a line Intersection of two lines The circle 6 Co-ordinate geometry II, applications Inequalities Using inequalities for problem solving 7 Trigonometry I Using trigonometry in right angled triangles Trigonometrical functions for angles of any size Solving trigonometrical equations Identities involving sintheta, costheta, and tantheta The area of a triangle The Sine and Cosine rules 8 Trigonometry II - Applications Applications of the Sine and Cosine rules in 2-D Height and distance problems in 3-D 3-D problems involving solids 9 Calculus I - Differentiation Finding the gradient of a curve Differentiating by using standard results Tangents and normals Stationary points Curve sketching 10 Calculus II - Integration Reversing differentiation Using integration to find areas 11 Calculus III - Applications to kinematics Variable acceleration problems The formulae for constant acceleration

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Teach with confidence, knowing your students will be fully prepared for their exams, with this detailed textbook, endorsed by OCR.

#### About the Author

Val Hanrahan has been Head of Maths at an Independent school. She has also written several Pure Maths A/AS texts.Roger Porkess has written and edited books for GCSE, A/AS level and Key Stage 3.

#### Reviews

This is the officially endorsed course text and as such represents the best text book offering for the Additional Maths OCR qualification. It covers all of the topics in a clear fashion and is well presented. However, I would say that it needs more questions for practice and it lacks some of the more challenging, quirky-style of problem which candidates will meet on the examination. Overall it is a good text book but will need to be supplemented with other material (such as the practice book!). -- Mr Stephen Black * Abigail Lambert * ...it contains all the information you'll need for the course as well as a HUGE number of questions for practice and makes it all very interesting. * Amazon reviewer *

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