What will I learn in Pure Mathematics?
Pure Mathematics builds on the base which was laid at SEC level but goes into more depth and with further new content.
The Advanced Level course builds on the Intermediate course but takes a wider and deeper level of work. Some of the extra content at Advanced level includes Vectors, Complex Numbers, Numerical Methods and Proofs. You will also learn about the 3-dimensional coordinate system and the Polar coordinates, which lead to a much wider array of interesting graphs and functions. At Advanced level, an opportunity is given to develop team-working skills and to solve challenging maths tasks with students of other post-secondary institutions with the possibility to participate in the MYMC competition abroad.
At Intermediate level, you will extend your acquired Algebraic and Trigonometric knowledge together with their graphical representations. New topics are introduced, such as Surds, Binomial Expansion, Matrices, Differentiation and Integration and their applications.
Pure Mathematics is learnt through a variety of techniques, modelling of new ideas, exploring different ways to solve problems and presenting to or discussing with peers. Also, working independently is critical to the development of mathematical abilities and success. Relevant online platforms are suggested throughout the course as a further help.
How will I benefit from studying Pure Mathematics?
The course helps you to develop problem-solving and reasoning skills, in ways which are beneficial to many other possible studies and career paths. It also empowers determination and commitment skills to higher levels. Pure Mathematics is also an entry requirement to many Maths and Science degrees and can open doors for all sorts of jobs and careers.
Are there any special considerations?
- Students cannot choose both Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Intermediate level.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
- First Year
- Pure Mathematics 1A; ISBN: 9789993286363
- Pure Mathematics 1B; ISBN: 9789993286950
- Second Year
- Pure Mathematics 2A; ISBN: 9789990921151
- Pure Mathematics 2B; ISBN: 9789995737832
- A Revision Guide To Pure Mathematics at Intermediate Level; ISBN: 9789995737665
- No specific textbook has been assigned for this course