by Gary Thomson | Sep 13, 2022 | Techniques & Tips

The Problem Find the sum to infinity of 2n/(n+1)! This infinite series looks like this: FollowFollowFollow If you’re not familiar with infinite series this problem may seem strange. Essentially it’s saying to imagine that the terms of the series continue...
by Gary Thomson | Aug 10, 2022 | Techniques & Tips

Introduction Before we get into differentiation questions and answers, some background (yes, you may skip past this intro!). In the 17th century Mathematicians were working on a range of problems and attempting to solve unanswered questions – as Mathematicians...
by Gary Thomson | Aug 5, 2022 | Scottish Maths

Introduction The National 5 Maths course covers a lot of ground and is often underestimated by students. It’s the minimum required standard for many job roles and further education courses. I’m often asked whether a student should take National 5 Maths....
by Gary Thomson | Aug 3, 2022 | Scottish Maths

Introduction I’ve taught many hundreds of Higher Maths students and have seen many successes and failures along the way. Higher Maths is a significant step up from National 5 Maths. I’m often asked by parents and students if they should take Higher Maths....
by Gary Thomson | Aug 1, 2022 | Scottish Maths

Introduction National 5 Applications of Mathematics is a relatively new qualification, although it’s essentially a rebranding of National 5 Maths LifeSkills, with similar content. Since it is new, and because it sits alongside the similarly named National 5...