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MATHEMATICS

We intend to provide information with respect to the broad categories listed below.  All of these links will be established in due course.  Initially we shall concentrate on commercial or business mathematics in the following manner:  We intend compiling from the widely distributed 'Cape Argus' and 'Die Burger' business sections a list of up to date relevant mathematics problems.  Some of these may be perused, utilised or commented upon by interested users at no costs whatsoever, at least for the time being.  You may however choose to download further problems, solutions and discussions provided at a small amount.

A. GENERAL OR PURE  MATHEMATICS

C. SCIENCE OR APPLIED MATHEMATICS

D. TECHNOLOGY: COMPUTERS & CALCULATORS

E. ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

F. MUSIC & ART

THE BACON MAP: THE 4-POINT PLAN

BASIC MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Master the basic mathematical skills. These include:

• The concept of numbers and application of operators
• Basic calculator skills
• Basic algebra,including exponents
• Analysing word problems

CONFUSION; PLAN

Avoid confusion, remain clear-minded and focused.  Make sure you have a justifiable workable plan and strategy.

MOTIVATION

Get and remain motivated: do not be discouraged by failure, even after several attempts. Make sure you use the process to discover and learn. Remain confident, which must  be founded upon knowledge and understanding.

APPLICATION

Apply yourself fully and in a disciplined manner.

TIPS FOR DOING HOMEWORK

1.     Always do your homework immediately, punctually and regularly.

2.     Unless you are absolutely sure of the solution method and can write down the answers neatly, logically (or clearly) and concisely, first attempt the solution in ROUGH.

3.     If time allows, do extra problems. More practice, makes more perfect!

4.     Should you experience any problems and cannot find a solution, make a note of the main concepts, sections, parts, etc. before you ask for assistance or support.

5.     Make sure that you have studied the relevant sections; there may be many similar and simpler problems that may help you. Help is available immediately from the internet, text books, and even older brothers and / or friends.

6.     Put your questions to you teacher or tutor as soon as possible, and in a polite, clear and direct manner.

7.     Do not be put off by serious questioning by the teacher or tutor. This is merely done to provide some clues to him/her as to how to help you. You are merely searching for answers, which is quite natural.

8.     Once you reach a proper understanding of the relevant topic /sections complete the solution on your own.

9.     Remember, it is always best to find the solution on your own. Group work helps, but is not always advisable. In an examination you are on your own, and often the penalty for seeking help is a severe one, which  in the most extreme of cases, may result  in expulsion.

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