Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 76 to 99 of 99
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: A Comparison of Textbooks

  1. #76
    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    HSC
    2012
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    1,083
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    My school uses cambridge but i think they are also gonna buy Terry Lee books for us

  2. #77
    Member taeyang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    HSC
    2011
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    336
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    I found Coroneos excellent for 3 unit, had to take adderall to concentrate though, as the printing is so fine.
    UNSW - Flexible First Year Engineering

  3. #78
    Arizona Tears EpikHigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    503
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    I have a question I'm going into Year 11 and I want to get a 2u book and 3u book can anyone guide to which one I should get?

  4. #79
    Member findx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    HSC
    2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    235
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by EpikHigh View Post
    I have a question I'm going into Year 11 and I want to get a 2u book and 3u book can anyone guide to which one I should get?
    1. Fitzpatrick 2U + 3U
    2. Cambridge 3U - it covers the 2U topics as well i believe
    HSC 2012 | Advanced English | Mathematics Extension 2 | Business Studies | Legal Studies |

  5. #80
    Rambling Spirit
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    6,964
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Please note: I recommend 1-2 textbooks reading the theory and doing the exercises is more than enough, then go straight to past papers for 2/3U.

    If you can learn one textbook and understand the concepts from it well, then you are set. In the HSC you probably won't have the time for 3+ textbooks.

  6. #81
    Executive Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    HSC
    2012
    Uni Grad
    2016
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    1,014
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiralFlex View Post
    Please note: I recommend 1-2 textbooks reading the theory and doing the exercises is more than enough, then go straight to past papers for 2/3U.

    If you can learn one textbook and understand the concepts from it well, then you are set. In the HSC you probably won't have the time for 3+ textbooks.
    Thanks for the tips!

  7. #82
    Rambling Spirit
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    6,964
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimyia View Post
    Thanks for the tips!
    No problem delicious creature.

  8. #83
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    HSC
    2012
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    im doing 2u maths in year 12 at the moment. our school uses maths in focus and its just crappy...doesnt provide enough practice just good examples.
    what textbook should i use with it? i dropped from extension so 2u seems easy now, i want something abit harder to stay ahead.
    i was thinking cambridge or fitzpatrick? thoughts?

  9. #84
    Philosopher. Demento1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    HSC
    2014
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    868
    Rep Power
    6

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Cambridge and Fitzpatrick are decent though in my opinion, I think 3 unit Cambridge and up from 2 unit is substantially better. In answer to the above question, try Cambridge or perhaps Terry Lee books.

  10. #85
    what is that?It is Cowpea RealiseNothing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    HSC
    2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,610
    Rep Power
    9

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by gloria123 View Post
    im doing 2u maths in year 12 at the moment. our school uses maths in focus and its just crappy...doesnt provide enough practice just good examples.
    what textbook should i use with it? i dropped from extension so 2u seems easy now, i want something abit harder to stay ahead.
    i was thinking cambridge or fitzpatrick? thoughts?
    I would definately get either cambridge or fitzpatrick, terry lee is pretty good as well.

  11. #86
    Retired Carrotsticks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,561
    Rep Power
    13

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Coroneos?

  12. #87
    Academic Tutor @ UNSW HeyJes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    HSC
    2012
    Uni Grad
    2016
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Kensington
    Posts
    629
    Rep Power
    6
    Oh wow great thread!
    Unfortunately our school uses math in focus
    Jess Ge
    BCommerce/Media at UNSW
    Taxation Accountant @ Murchisons

    Founder of @No More Cramming

  13. #88
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    HSC
    2012
    Uni Grad
    2016
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    81
    Rep Power
    5

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Heyjes

    Maths in focus is alright :P . Its just that the questions are really easy . But it explains the things really clearly, like i understood circle geometry from there.


    Carrotsticks.

    Coroneos Text books are so old :P . I have one that is hand written by him. and its so old fashioned that it is so good with plenty of hard questions, but its sometimes unreadable :P .
    HSC 2012
    Std English l Biology l Chemistry l Mathematics l Mathematics Ext 1 l Italian Beginners

    ATAR : 95.90
    HBHS '12

    UTS 2016

  14. #89
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    HSC
    2016
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    38
    Rep Power
    4

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Would a combo of Maths In Focus and Cambridge work well for prelim mathematics??

  15. #90
    ~~~~ Miss Cricket ~~~~ enigma_1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    HSC
    2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Lords
    Posts
    4,300
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by -billiris View Post
    Would a combo of Maths In Focus and Cambridge work well for prelim mathematics??
    Don't use Maths in focus :/
    Only use Cambridge.
    astroman likes this.
    Prelim + HSC Tutoring: http://community.boredofstudies.org/...esson-%7C.html

    "My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh but my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain"

    ~ Charlie Chaplin

  16. #91
    Rambling Spirit astroman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    HSC
    2015
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    UTS
    Posts
    7,098
    Rep Power
    8

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    I started the slow switch from MIF to Fitz, and am finding it quite challenging. Just shows how shit MIF can make someone
    enigma_1 likes this.

  17. #92
    ~~~~ Miss Cricket ~~~~ enigma_1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    HSC
    2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Lords
    Posts
    4,300
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by astroman View Post
    I started the slow switch from MIF to Fitz, and am finding it quite challenging. Just shows how shit MIF can make someone
    Glad the change is noticeable! MIF questions drive me crazayyyy
    astroman likes this.
    Prelim + HSC Tutoring: http://community.boredofstudies.org/...esson-%7C.html

    "My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh but my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain"

    ~ Charlie Chaplin

  18. #93
    Rambling Spirit astroman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    HSC
    2015
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    UTS
    Posts
    7,098
    Rep Power
    8

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by enigma_1 View Post
    Glad the change is noticeable! MIF questions drive me crazayyyy
    u find them hard??

  19. #94
    ~~~~ Miss Cricket ~~~~ enigma_1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    HSC
    2014
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Lords
    Posts
    4,300
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by astroman View Post
    u find them hard??
    Lel naoo the opposite
    astroman likes this.
    Prelim + HSC Tutoring: http://community.boredofstudies.org/...esson-%7C.html

    "My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh but my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain"

    ~ Charlie Chaplin

  20. #95
    将来: NEET Sien's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    HSC
    2016
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    大学入試地獄
    Posts
    2,207
    Rep Power
    5

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Is it possible to get a band 6 in 2u by plainly relying on Fitzpatrick 2u (yellow book)

  21. #96
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    HSC
    2019
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Fitzpatrick 2U textbook is despised by my class mates and even myself. Its examples and theory sometimes don't cover the harder questions, and the lack of worked solutions makes it hard to push yourself to understand the higher order questions that are generally at the end of each exercise.
    Classmates and I try to work these out, but its hard when the theory in the book and examples pretty much only cover the first half, at most, of the exercise questions. Without a teacher to ask it would be very hard.
    This is just my opinion and that of my class mates as well. Take it with a grain of salt

  22. #97
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    HSC
    2019
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    HOWEVER
    It's range of questions are good to be exposed to. It just takes quite a bit of effort of your part to find, ask, or just mentally grind through them and working out paper. The end of chapter "reviews" are excellent quick one-night study material (though you shouldn't be studying in one night) and generally good for revision, encompassing mediocre and difficult questions from all the topics covered in a particular chapter.

  23. #98
    Cadet
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    HSC
    2018
    Gender
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    78
    Rep Power
    2

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    I have the Fitzpatrick NEW SENIOR 2u Mathematics textbook.
    Is it any different from the Fitzpat you guys are talking about?

    Also my school uses the MiF and I get absolutely shat on by friends who use Cambridge in other schools and I completely see where they're coming from after borrowing their book.
    INstead of doing MiF for homework for school, should I secretly just work on Cambridge questions instead? I'll still do theory from class though.
    Last edited by Jolteon; 4 Apr 2018 at 10:46 AM.

  24. #99
    Loquacious One
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    HSC
    N/A
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    3,756
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: A Comparison of Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jolteon View Post
    I have the Fitzpatrick NEW SENIOR 2u Mathematics textbook.
    Is it any different from the Fitzpat you guys are talking about?

    Also my school uses the MiF and I get absolutely shat on by friends who use Cambridge in other schools and I completely see where they're coming from after borrowing their book.
    INstead of doing MiF for homework for school, should I secretly just work on Cambridge questions instead? I'll still do theory from class though.
    Why do you have to do it "secretly" your Cambridge questions. If your teacher gives you assignments from MIF, just do them. What questions/exercises you do outside MIF is up to you, depending on your ability and your available time; it is neither illegal nor a sin.

    Schools are not allowed to offer certain courses ahead of time. But what do the top students do, with or without outside help. They just study ahead. Do whatever can help you do better, but not cheating.
    Last edited by Drongoski; 4 Apr 2018 at 2:30 PM.
    1-on-1 Maths Tutoring(IB & HSC): Epping, Beecroft, Eastwood, Carlingford & Beyond
    IB: Maths Studies, Maths SL & Maths HL; HSC: 2U, 3U & 4U
    Highly Qualified & Highly Experienced. Estimated ATAR > 9.995
    There are IB Maths Tutors and there are IB Maths Tutors.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •