This course by Imperial College London is designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your A-level mathematics exams. You’ll also be encouraged to consider how what you know fits into the wider mathematical world.
Over seven modules, covering an introduction to calculus, Newton’s laws and statistical hypothesis testing your initial skillset will be extended to give a clear understanding of how background knowledge underpins the A -level course.
You will investigate key topic areas to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques that you can apply throughout your A-level study. These skills include:
Fluency – selecting and applying correct methods to answer with speed and efficiency
Confidence – critically assessing mathematical methods and investigating ways to apply them
Problem solving – analysing the ‘unfamiliar’ and identifying which skills and techniques you require to answer questions
Constructing mathematical argument – using mathematical tools such as diagrams, graphs, logical deduction, mathematical symbols, mathematical language, data handling, construct mathematical argument and present precisely to others
Deep reasoning – analysing and critiquing mathematical techniques, arguments, formulae and proofs to comprehend how they can be applied