Differentiation and Curves

ONLINE Oxbridge Preparation Weekend for Years 11 to 13

3-4 April 2021

 

In this camp we will focus on differentiation and curves. Preparation, confidence building and understanding the process are among the key elements of success in applying to Oxbridge and our courses are designed to optimise pupils chances of gaining a place.

Very difficult topics in the A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics curricula are implicit differentiation, curves and polar curves. We will practice these topics and use Geogebra software to draw beautiful curves, create animations and reveal the properties of some famous curves such as the nephroid, cardioid, astroid and lemniscate.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.

This camp is taught by Dr Hrasko, LondonSMP’s Head of Maths. Andras holds a PhD in Mathematics from Roland Eotvos University (Budapest, Hungary) and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick. Over his 20-year teaching career, Andras has trained numerous winners in the annual IMO and the European Maths Olympiad for Girls. Andras is also a specialist in STEP, MAT and TMUA tests and has taught numerous pupils to success in their Oxbridge entrance exams.

We will be joined by two more talented mathematicians - the first is a Cambridge Maths alumni and past student of LondonSMP while the second is a recent Maths graduate from Oxford, and past student of Dr Hrasko. Both have valuable experience of the Oxbridge interview and exam process.

 The hours of the camp on Saturday and Sunday are 10.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16.30, the fee is £300. Participants study in small groups according to age and experience.

To take part a pupil must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection.