Timetable: We will prepare a separate timetable for the 2012 Mathematics Summer School.
Overview: Each three hour teaching session will consist of a one hour lecture, a 45 minute tutorial and another one hour lecture, with short breaks in between. During the tutorial, students will tackle exercises, with staff on hand to answer questions. All sessions will take place in Room R345, which is on the third floor of the Royal College building. Attendance records are maintained and returned to the Centre for Lifelong Learning.A strict requirement is that students must be available to take the exam at the University of Strathclyde on Thursday July 26th at 9:30am.
The lecture notes, exercises and solutions are provided below in pdf format, along with past exam papers and solutions. In order to help the environment, and encourage independent note taking, printed versions are not supplied and students are asked to bring the relevant Exercise sheets to the tutorials.
Sessions 1 and 2 Numbers
Sessions 3 and 4 Algebraic manipulation and inequalities
Sessions 5 and 6 Circular functions (trigonometry)
Sessions 7 and 8 Geometry
Sessions 9 and 10 Calculus
Sessions 11 and 12 Functions and graphs
The examination paper will have a similar format to those of previous years. The following links will give access to pdf files for
We aim to ensure that students have a suitable background for first-year mathematics classes; this requires not only an adequate knowledge of mathematics, but also the ability to learn through attendance at formal lectures and through independent study.
It is important that students take the opportunity to practice creating their own written record of a lecture. Hence, although lecture notes for each section are made available in pdf format, via the appropriate links under the section headings above, we strongly recommend that students actively take notes during lectures.
Some other useful links are
For general Summmer School queries, please contact Lynda Scott firstname.lastname@example.org at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde.
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Last update March 2012