Teaching A-Level well can be a challenge for experienced teachers. Even more so for teachers new to A-Level. Especially so with the current proof-led curriculum. What is needed is a Comprehensive and Supportive Companion to the Course
A new syllabus, without a history of questions to drill students on, is an opportunity for a fresh approach. We start with the assumption that mathematics at A Level should deliver good students for higher level studies – in mathematics and science.
Contributions from mathematicians in industry provide real world links that will help with understanding and motivation. The approach is therefore practical and inspirational.
Fully worked solutions included - the student text omits fully worked solutions - the teacher text includes them. (Students can buy a separate Worked Solutions volume if they wish - see link below.)
Developed by teachers for teachers – there are applets that demonstrate points for use in the classroom or for student use at home.
The result - a contemporary, comprehensive text
Priceless in livening up difficult topics, and exciting students with the dynamism of the mathematics that they are studying. Tarquin has over 50 years experience of making mathematics fun for young and old. This book is an excellent addition to our list.
£39.99 for BOTH the book and ebook (supplied in the Tarquin eReader).
This book is also in the Tarquin Select Thinking Mathematically package with 100s of other resources for a TINY fee. Click the orange icon to find out more.
For you and your department, teaching A-Level well is reputation-critical.
Focus on mathematical thinking with this book - and series - to really create a new generation of mathematicians!
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“I discovered this book whilst hunting for a great teaching and learning resource. This remarkable tome contains a treasure trove of resources, activities and guidance for teachers. Its style is a breath of fresh air - it strips back each area of the syllabus to help teachers gain a deep understanding of the content and it also provides numerous relevant examples of real-world applications of mathematics to engage students. I’m excited to spread the word and put it to the test with my tutees and in my future classroom. (Tom - Chartered Accountant, School Governor, Private Tutor and now Trainee Maths Teacher)“
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A team of practical, technology-savvy teachers – who are able mathematicians – has been put together to deliver the new suite of Tarquin A-Level products. The team is led by:
Dr Tom Bennison: following completion of a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Tom Bennison is pursuing a career in teaching and is now the Level 3 Lead for the East Midlands West MathsHub. With experience of teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and school students he is keen to support other teachers deliver A-Level Mathematics. He views the introduction of the new syllabus as an opportunity to expose students to mathematics; not just past exam questions. He is a proponent of technology in the classroom and advocates the use of interactive activities alongside the more traditional exercises to develop understanding and intuition amongst students.
Dr Edward Hall is currently a mathematics lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He has four years of lecturing experience, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics and engineering students. As somebody who has worked both within mathematics and engineering departments and closely with industrial collaborators, he is well placed to understand what Universities are looking for from those applying to study STEM subjects. He hopes this textbook will enable students to approach the new unified A-Level syllabus with confidence and inspire them to further their mathematical studies at university.