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Novela
Is it possible to self study applied maths?

So I want to do applied maths for leaving cert. Is it plausible to self study it like 2 hours per week end using khan academy and physicsteacher.ie then getting my teacher to look at notes? [a teacher who's done applied maths before in my school for their LC]


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Geffakin01
That would be difficult but if you can handle it go ahead
RussianAndrey
probably not to be honest the books isnt always helpful and there are often curveball questions that need to be explained
RussianAndrey
probably not to be honest the books isnt always helpful and there are often curveball questions that need to be explained
CalmlyStressed
You cannot underestimate the amount of work and tactical knowledge that is preassumed and also required to be built up during the two years in Applied Maths. I am doing Applied Maths for the LC and it is by no means easy or simply understandable. I am thinking of dropping even though it's just been a couple of days and I'm managing fine with Physics and HL Maths. Applied Maths has huge overlap with Physics and Higher Level Maths and most of the less than 2000 students who take Applied Maths every year, do either or both of the above - because, without them, you are really going to be struggling just to get to grips with it because it's completely different to all the other LC subjects. I recommend that you get a tutor for Applied Maths outside school near you but if that's a dead end, you should get these for about 50 euro (http://mathspoints.ie/sign-up/) - make sure to choose APPLIED MATHS btw. You can use these to make your own notes. Unless your teacher has taught or got H1/H2 in AM for the LC, I wouldn't rely on them so much. TLDR; If you're doing Physics or (preferably and) HL Maths, you should find Applied Maths much easier than if you aren't. You should buy the notes for 50euro here (http://mathspoints.ie/sign-up/). It is INSANELY difficult - make sure you've checked the papers, the Physics and HL courses and thought "yeah, this doesn't look so bad".
ashman28902
im self studying and im finding it ok. it definatly is difficult but i do about 3 hours total a weel study (sometimes way less sometimes way more) my only issue is ensuring I’ve covered everyhing by may. its quite scary when i havent full comprehended a topic and ive gone past the allocated time to that topic but I still move on. i just red the book and do all the questions and then I do papers on top of that!
ashman28902
im self studying and im finding it ok. it definatly is difficult but i do about 3 hours total a weel study (sometimes way less sometimes way more) my only issue is ensuring I’ve covered everyhing by may. its quite scary when i havent full comprehended a topic and ive gone past the allocated time to that topic but I still move on. i just red the book and do all the questions and then I do papers on top of that!
ashman28902
also sry about the spelling mistakes! im pretty sure im dyslexic and thats why im taking applied maths (to cover my crappy english and irish skills)
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