Study Tips

Note – older students scroll down the page a bit!

How am I doing?
These resources should help understand how to progress in the subject.

Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)
On Kangaroo Maths see the Build A Mathematician tasks and Got It?
The following resources use the old KS3 levels but still provide you with useful questions to see how you are doing. Convinced has questions increasing in difficulty on a range of topics as do the Levelopaedia and Level Ladders.

Key Stage 4 (Age 14-16)
From Kangaroo Maths – Assessment: Key Stage 4

See also many resources on this page, for example the excellent 5-a-day materials from Mr Corbett.
Corbettmaths 5-a-day Jan31st

Study Tips
Some great tips (GCSE) from the Murderous Maths site.

Are you guilty of making any of the Classic Mistakes here?
You can download posters or listen to a podcast for each of the mistakes on Nevil Hopley’s site.

From Professor Stephen Chew of Samford university, this series of 5 videos looks at how to get the most out of studying (any subject, not just maths). Part 1 includes ‘beliefs that make you stupid’!
How to get the most out of studying (Part 1),  Part 2,  Part 3 Part 4Part 5

The Open University has several helpful publications for students of Mathematics. Many of these resources would be helpful for students still at school.

From John Kerl – see these excellent tips for mathematical handwriting.

For older students Peter Alfeld wrote this guide on Understanding Mathematics for his students at Utah University.

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