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Please help, I am hopeless at Maths and I get overwhelmed easily!
 

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My maths was decent and I definitely didn’t do 3 hours everyday... closer to maybe under an hour for both 3U and 4U combined.

Didn’t really bother with other schools’ past papers until a bit before trials, then just did a bunch of past HSC papers the week before the real exam.

If you’re bothered to do 3 hours of maths a day, then go for it!
 

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Thanks, guys for the kind words, you guys are so sweet.

I don't know why that guy was coming off on a tangent (pun intended) and basically told me to do 3-hours a day.

Thanks studiesofboard and quickoats. For your insight on this.
 

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Thanks, guys for the kind words, you guys are so sweet.

I don't know why that guy was coming off on a tangent (pun intended) and basically told me to do 3-hours a day.

Thanks studiesofboard and quickoats. For your insight on this.
Hscbuzman is just a troll, don’t worry about them. They’ve suggested crazy study habits on here before - “learn all the content before January otherwise you won’t get an ATAR above 90” is another one of them. As long as you’re doing enough study to be somewhat confident in your abilities, you’re doing fine.
 

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My maths was decent and I definitely didn’t do 3 hours everyday... closer to maybe under an hour for both 3U and 4U combined.

Didn’t really bother with other schools’ past papers until a bit before trials, then just did a bunch of past HSC papers the week before the real exam.

If you’re bothered to do 3 hours of maths a day, then go for it!
Damn you killed maths, would you say you were naturally good at it?
 

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Also where were you ranked internally at your school for MX1 and MX2
 

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Damn you killed maths, would you say you were naturally good at it?
Sort of naturally good at it I guess? I just had a lot of fun in maths classes in yr 11-12 so I enjoyed it enough to do well?


Also where were you ranked internally at your school for MX1 and MX2
1st for 4u and 6th for 3u
 

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Sort of naturally good at it I guess? I just had a lot of fun in maths classes in yr 11-12 so I enjoyed it enough to do well?




1st for 4u and 6th for 3u
Any textbook recommendations for 4U and 3U? Also damn.
 

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Thanks, guys for the kind words, you guys are so sweet.

I don't know why that guy was coming off on a tangent (pun intended) and basically told me to do 3-hours a day.

Thanks studiesofboard and quickoats. For your insight on this.
tbh, 3hrs+ sounds about right if you actually do all the Cambridge questions, and add on 4U.
 

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My school used their own print outs, but I found Cambridge questions to be generally good. The "secret" 4U textbook wasn't that useful to me tbh, I just used circle geo from that.
whats the 'secret' 4u textbook tho
 

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Please help, I am hopeless at Maths and I get overwhelmed easily!
Imo try to identify your weaknesses first, so for me it was doing the hard questions. Instead of being unable to do a hard question then checking the answers and being like "ok yep makes sense" then going to try another one and still failing - I tried to develop new thinking methods and strategies to approach future questions which helped a lot. Good luck :)

Personally past papers >>> textbook questions by a LOT but you can learn the basics from textbook questions I guess, and also everyone has different opinions about these. I had many of the 4u textbooks like terry lee, sydney grammar, etc, but none were as useful as past papers or even close to it.
 

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Hscbuzman is just a troll, don’t worry about them. They’ve suggested crazy study habits on here before - “learn all the content before January otherwise you won’t get an ATAR above 90” is another one of them. As long as you’re doing enough study to be somewhat confident in your abilities, you’re doing fine.
That was not a troll comment and I am not a troll. Those who STUDY hard get GOOD ATARS! THANK YOU!
 

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what's the grammar book?
grammar uses cambridge for 4u
I think he means the unpublished Cambridge book that gets used exclusively in Sydney Grammar because the author Bill Pender is/was the head math teacher there. It's considered a godly textbook because the questions are really really good.
 

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