Mastering Maths for A Level Physics: Basic Skills

Essential grounding in all the maths skills for AS and A Level Physics, now worth at least 40% of exam marks. Builds confidence and proficiency in mathematical manipulation and problem-solving.

For each skill:

  • Step-by-step worked examples to ensure students follow from start to finish.
  • Practice questions, including exam-style Physics questions. All supporting information provided, so students can hone their maths even before learning the topic!
  • Full answers for easy marking; students can see where they went wrong and learn from their mistakes.

Two complementary resources together cover all requirements:

Basic skills
  • arithmetic and numerical computation (including percentage uncertainties)
  • handling data (including simple probability)
  • algebra (including quadratic equations)
  • geometry (including visualising 2D/3D shapes)

Plus two diagnostic tests mapped to the spec to easily pinpoint weaker areas.

Further skills
  • graphs (including rate of change)
  • trigonometry (including small-angle approximation)
  • A Level Year 2 requirements (exponential/log functions and log equations/graphs)

Allows you to focus on teaching the Physics rather than revising the maths. Ideal to use at any time during the course; great for homework or cover lessons!

What do teachers say about this resource? (6891)

An excellent resource for the new specification for the new AQA Physics. It is helping [students] understand mathematical concepts at the start of the course. Attractive layout, easy to read, follow and photocopy. I would gladly buy this resource for teaching purposes.

K Lewis, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A very valuable resource. The routine order of sections makes it easy for students to know what they are doing, and eases use of the resource. Great for summer holiday study between Yr11 and Yr12.

A Shaw, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (6892)

The specification and theoretical overviews offer a useful addition to the teacher and enables them to quickly relate each skill to their specification

R Woodman, Teacher & Peer Reviewer