Anyone have any ideas what's coming up on paper 1 ?

ronanomalley
Financial Maths is pretty due for a 50 marker in section b, be aware of trig graphs as well and functions

1282
Trig graph is on paper 2

Cona77
Cheers !

ronanomalley
trig is on p2 but trig graphs can come up as a functions question and they're incredibly due as well so dont leave them out today

SeanDoyle42
Pensions in financial maths is due, so we're told.

Cona77
Will there be any constructions in paper 1 ?

ronanomalley
you can be asked to construct root 2 and root 3 which are apparently quite likely as well

jen1293
How are constructing root 2 and 3 'likely' when theyve never appeared on a SEC paper 1, nor have they appeared on an SEC sample, nor have they appeared on any of the sample papers produced by examit and the like. I'd love to know where people are getting these so called 'predictions' from.... It gives people unneccesary stress.

SAPT
because they're specified in the syllabus, they're not hard so I don't see how it adds stress

ronanomalley
they're likely because they've never been asked. they're an aspect of the course that has never been examined and so people wont be expecting them, therefore making them an attractive question to put on a paper

ronanomalley
also pretty sure the root 2 construction and proof appeared on the DEB mock this year

jen1293
The SEC's goal isnt to trick people. If they havent appeared on the paper thus far there's usually a reason. After last years uproar the chances of it coming up are pretty slim. And it definitely adds stress when someone comes across this thread and didn't even know the construction of root 3/ root 2 existed and now has to go learn it on top of the other stuff they need to revise before the exam.
And no, it didn't appear on the DEB mock because I sat the DEB mock exam.

Lc8/6/16
So no root 2 or root 3 or financial maths ...proves you can't predict papers....it was a awful paper

ronanomalley
I sat the DEB mock exam as well and the root 2 construction was on it along with the root 2 irrationality proof
The SEC's goal is also to aim to be ensuring that the entire course is being examined over a set period of time. looking a past papers is a good way in my opinion of gauging what could be asked

Lc8/6/16
I dislike the SEC

SeanDoyle42
No financial maths was a shocker. Sqrt(2) irrationality was on the ExamCraft mock.

Mariafan
It was on deb too

conor1234
root 2 irrationality was on both mocks, im looking at them both right now

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