Top 5 Tips
1.Make sure to practise your basic skills in algebra, arithmetic, indices and logarithms, and so on. These skills will be needed in many different contexts. You should know them well.
2. Be prepared for the unfamiliar. Section B in particular involves problem solving skills, and will be challenging. Don’t give up if a problem is not working out.
3. The Formulae and Tables booklet is your friend! Study it carefully before the exam and make sure you know how to find the information you need.
4. Practise using your calculator. Read the manual and ensure that you know how to find all of the calculations you need.
5. If you are struggling with a particular question, leave it and move on to the next one. You can always come back at the end if you have time.
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About the Author
John Scannell has taught Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics in Presentation Brothers College, Cork since 1990. John graduated from University College Cork with a B.A. in Mathematics and Irish and a Higher Diploma in Education. He was an experienced assistant examiner for State Examinations Commission of Junior and Leaving Certificate Mathematics for 10 years. John is a member of the Cork branch of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association (IMTA).