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    BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Want some good practice for the harder questions of the HSC maths exams?

    Do you want to be challenged and tested on how well you really know your stuff?

    Know someone at school who is a gun at HSC maths?


    It is that time of year again where Bored of Studies will be holding trial exams for:
    • Mathematics Extension 1
    • Mathematics Extension 2

    These are aimed at students seeking a challenging paper that will push their limits and test how well they really know their stuff. The exams have been designed by our team to carefully stay within the bounds of the HSC syllabus, whilst maintaining a high standard of questions and proofs of results. They will interest you, challenge you and show you ways of thinking for certain topics that you may not have considered before. Students who have taken these trial exams in previous years can attest to this.

    Students will sit the examination under supervised exam conditions and will be allowed to keep their copy of the exam paper to bring home. A team of markers will then mark the responses and post the results on this forum in due course, along with the worked solutions.

    Students who may be worried about losing motivation (due to results) are reminded that this is NOT intended to be an accurate reflection of the difficulty of the HSC. The questions are made to be as closely styled as possible to the HSC exams (see previous exams), but this will be your last chance to practise a full exam as close to HSC conditions as possible.

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    Room G51 (whole day) and Room 151 (afternoon only)



    Date
    Monday 9th of October


    Times
    Mathematics Extension 2 (session 1) (FULL)
    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Mathematics Extension 2 (session 2)
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Mathematics Extension 1
    2:00pm - 4:00pm



    Target audience
    It is highly recommended that students attempting the paper are comfortably in the Band E4 range, aiming for 95+ in any of the Mathematics courses. The exams will very thoroughly examine your understanding of different topics as well as your ability to apply these to solve problems. You will also be very much pressed for time, so you will need to be quick. It is also highly recommended that those attempting the Mathematics Extension 2 paper also attempt the Mathematics Extension 1 paper, which I guarantee will also challenge you.


    What to bring
    The usual materials allowed for the HSC exam, including pen and calculator. Exam writing booklets will be provided on the day.


    Cost
    We kindly ask that you donate just $5 to partially cover our printing costs. If you are doing both papers you only need to pay once. The rest comes out of our own pockets.

    Contrary to what you might hear, we are actually NOT paid to put the time and resources into designing the paper and marking your responses. It is purely out of our passion to offer you guys something unique and valuable for your studies.



    How to register
    Please send me a private message here stating the following:
    • Name
    • School
    • Which exam(s) you will be sitting (Ext1, Ext2)

    If you wish to invite some friends (which I encourage provided they fit the recommended target audience described above), you may register on their behalf by providing their details as well. If you know anybody who is good at Mathematics or a 'beast' at it, I ask that you link them to this page. We want to put the best people in the state up against each other for this exam. Consider it a challenge from us.

    If you do not have an account, please feel free to make one.

    Once you have registered, you will receive a student number to confirm your registration. Keep this student number with you on the day of the exam. You can use it to track your results when I put the marks online (only the student number and marks will be shown). You are only registered when I have replied with your student number.

    Note we will cap registrations at 50 people for each exam, so get in quick!



    Past exams and solutions
    Here are some past papers since 2012 to give you an idea of what to expect. Feel free to use them as preparation for this year's paper or just practice in general.

    Mathematics (2013-2015 only)
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/download.php?id=17177

    Mathematics Extension 1
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/download.php?id=17178

    Mathematics Extension 2
    http://www.boredofstudies.org/download.php?id=17179


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    Look forward to seeing you there!
    Last edited by Trebla; 6 Oct 2017 at 10:29 PM.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Excited to practice and hopefully improve problem solving skills from this!
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Pumped for the challenge haha
    btw doesn't carrotsticks typically organise the bos trials?

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by raz999 View Post
    Pumped for the challenge haha
    btw doesn't carrotsticks typically organise the bos trials?
    I think he did write it
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by raz999 View Post
    Pumped for the challenge haha
    btw doesn't carrotsticks typically organise the bos trials?
    Yes, I do.

    But I will be stepping away from things here and am grateful for those who have volunteered their time to help me pick up where I left things.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Will most likely be the hardest test that you'll sit this year.
    Would recommend :P
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    I am in Sydney that weekend for a wedding, might come by.

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    BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Enjoy the integral... ε=

    *cackles maniacally*
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradoxica View Post
    Enjoy the integral... ε=

    *cackles maniacally*
    Did you help write it?
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Are these tests usually harder than the HSC exam or trials at least?

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by _Anonymous View Post
    Are these tests usually harder than the HSC exam or trials at least?
    Harder then trials and HSC exams.
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by _Anonymous View Post
    Are these tests usually harder than the HSC exam or trials at least?
    Very much so!
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    I was doing the past bos trials and it was v v hard. They're really testing your understanding of maths and not just some pre-memorised methods !!
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfActing View Post
    Very much so!
    Can confirm, got completely ruined last year
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Paradoxica and I helped in writing this year's paper *cackles* Hope you enjoy the paper!
    The 4u paper historical top score is 72 (currently held by me). Invite anyone who you think can break this record!

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/1733252496979165/
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    I was considering doing it but I don't want to embarrass myself by getting the lowest score in both test haha.
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    I was considering doing it but I don't want to embarrass myself by getting the lowest score in both test haha.
    Lol I was thinking the exact same thing for myself too
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    I was considering doing it but I don't want to embarrass myself by getting the lowest score in both test haha.
    Someone(or multiple people) have to get the lowest score.
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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Signed up to join the fray! Oh boy this is gonna be brutal.

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    if we dont come for the exam will we get a pdf of the papers??

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by legend12345 View Post
    if we dont come for the exam will we get a pdf of the papers??
    This is released for everyone after each exam so dw

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    keen

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Thanks to all those who have registered so far. The response has been overwhelming!

    For those who PM'ed me in past few days, I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

    We appreciate your patience!

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    Re: BoS Maths Trials 2017

    Important Update

    Thanks for inundating me with PMs but we have now hit our anticipated capacity. However, the good news is that we attempted to get a second room in the last minute for students to meet the overwhelming demand. We managed to get a second room in the afternoon though.

    Whilst this is not ideal, it does mean that we can take more students than originally planned. The only catch is that they can only sit ONE exam. As a result, I have introduced a second session for the Mathematics Extension 2 exam which will occur (roughly) concurrently with the Mathematics Extension 1 exam.

    We will now only accept registrations for ONE exam sitting in the afternoon session for either:
    • Mathematics Extension 1 (2.00pm to 4.00pm)
    • Mathematics Extension 2 (1.00pm - 4.00pm)


    PS: Locking in that second room was part of the reason why I was unable to reply to PMs in the past two days so apologies for the inconvenience there
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