Nuffield Advanced Mathematics Options

As part of the Nuffield Advanced Mathematics A-level course, each student had to choose an option to study from a list of eight titles. Students could take Further Mathematics at AS or A level by taking a further three or six options.

The option books were intended to be as suitable for individual work and independent study as they were for group work or in-class work in the hope that this would make it possible for students to have some say in the options they chose to study.

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Mechanics 1

The approach in this Nuffield Advanced Mathematics books was one of guided modelling supported by practical work. In each investigation, students were expected to:
*define the problem that you are going to investigate
*set up a mathematical model of the situation
*analyse the situation mathematically...

Mechanics 2

As with Mechanics 1, the approach in this Nuffield Advanced Mathematics book was one of guided modelling supported by practical work with the same expectations that, in each investigation students would:
*define the problem that you are going to investigate
*set up a mathematical model of the situation...

Statistics

The emphasis in this Nuffield Advanced Mathematics option was on non-parametric methods to help students to gain a good understanding of statistical processes. Students required access to a computer with a professional statistics package to gain the full benefit from this option.

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Complex Numbers and Numerical Methods

The two units in this Nuffield Advanced Mathematics option were independent of one another, and of unequal in length. ‘Complex numbers’ needed more time than ‘Numerical methods’.

The unit on complex numbers developed the arithmetic and geometry of complex numbers and led up to a section on fractals. The unit...

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