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17 Sep 13  Lesson: Coordinate Geometry Intersection of Straight Lines


1. To be able to find the intersection of lines in problem contexts



16 Sep 13  Lesson: Coordinate Geometry Consolidation


1. To be able to apply coordinate geometry basics to problem solving

Homework: Exercise 2c Q2 - Q7 odd parts  Solutions


13 Sep 13  Lesson: Review of Coordinate Geometry Basics


1. To be able to apply the techniques introduced in TheMathsTeacher video lesson Coordinate Geometry Basics

2. To be able to recall the basic properties of various quadrilaterals and triangles

Homework: Exercise 2a - Q2, Q4, Q6, Q8  Solutions


10 Sep 13  Lesson: Intro to Course and Intro to Coordinate Geometry

The AS course consists of 3 modules: Core 1, Core 2, and Statistics 1. These will be examined next summer on the dates shown above.

The A2 course follows on in Year 13 with the 3 modules: Core 3, Core 4 and Decision 1.

Homework: TheMathsTeacher Coordinate Geometry Basics. Watch video, print and file lesson notes, and complete associated exercise.


02 Jul 13  MEI Core 1 Specification 2013

You should download the MEI Core 1 Specification and keep it in a ring binder so that you can read it two pages at a time side by side.


01 Jul 13  How to Improve Your Study Skills

This advice can help you to improve your study skills in all your subjects at A-level and at university.

Professor Stephen Chew is a cognitive psychologist from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Just recently, he has recorded five short videos (each 5 - 9 minutes long) to help students become more effective learners. They contain a whole range of dos and don'ts together with practical suggestions you can adopt to improve your learning. Below are direct links to each video. As an alternative you can log on to Youtube and type in 'Stephen Chew'

How to get the most out of studying (Part 1)  (6:54)

How to get the most out of studying (Part 2)  (7:15)

How to get the most out of studying (Part 3)  (5:46)

How to get the most out of studying (Part 4)  (9:17)

How to get the most out of studying (Part 5)  (7:29)

01 Jul 13   Have a play with Exploring Polynomial Graphs

You are expected to recognise the shapes of graphs of polynomial functions such as:

y = x^4 + 2x^3 - 3x^2 + 4x - 5

If the highest power of x is 4 the function is a quartic, 3 a cubic, 2 a quadratic, and 1 a linear function.

The spreadsheet Exploring Polynomial Graphs allows you to click buttons at the end of slider bars to change the amounts of each power of x. This results in an animation showing the different shapes polynomial graphs can take.

01 Jul 13   Have a play with y = mx + c

Here is a spreadsheet to help you explore the equation of a straight line: y= mx + c 

Click on the spin buttons to change the values of m and c to gain an appreciation of how they affect the slope and position of the line.

01 Jul 13   Welcome to L61M A-Level Mathematics

This web site will provide a framework for your studies and links to important resources.

The pages relevant to your studies are L61M, L61M News, AS Exam Papers and Core 1 Revision.

The provisional exam dates for next summer are listed at the top of the page.

Mr Smith


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