• Straight lines, parallel and perpendicular lines

    Master all the different forms of the equation of a straight line, and be confident using parallel and perpendicular lines

  • Differentiation + tangents and normals to curves

    Understand how to describe the gradients of curves in general and be confident finding the equations of tangents and normals to these curves.

  • Solve challenging problems

    After solving a mixture of introductory GCSE and A-level style problems and harder maths challenge style problems, all with video solutions, you'll have really mastered the topics.

Hi, I'm Kevin, your teacher for this course!

I studied maths at Oxford University and learnt to teach at some of the UK's most prestigious private schools.  I'm also an experienced and highly sought after private tutor with a popular maths YouTube channel. I've created these Mathsaurus courses so you can learn to do maths like the very best on a fraction of the budget.

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Save money by signing up for the full bundle 'Get Ready for A-Level maths', containing 5 courses just like this one on a range of topics that will help you master the final stages of GCSE or IGCSE maths and get ready to start AS or A-level!.

Master the hardest parts of GCSE and IGCSE and get ahead with A-level maths topics.

In this course you will learn how to describe the equation of a straight line in a number of useful ways, and to fully understand parallel and perpendicular lines. You will go on to learn how to extent the definition of gradient to more general curves and will be able to differentiate polynomials and other power functions as well as being able to compute the equations of tangents and normals.

  • Suitable for students at the end of GCSE/IGCSE or the start of A-level (usually ages 15-17).

  • Learn by doing - as well as video introductions, each of the 5 chapters is organised around a contains an original downloadable worksheet.

  • Each worksheet has a range of easier and harder questions as well as some 'starred' questions to stretch the strongest students.

  • Every question in each worksheet has a fully explained video solution.

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Course curriculum

Free preview includes teaching videos for all 25 modules.

    1. The equation of a straight line in the form y-y1=m(x-x1)

    2. Other forms of the equation of a straight line

    3. Finding a perpendicular line

    4. Worksheet C2: Straight lines and their equations

    5. Question 1

    6. Question 2

    7. Question 3

    8. Question 4

    9. Question 5 Hint

    10. Question 5

    11. Question 6 Hint

    12. Question 6

    13. Question 7 Hint

    14. Question 7

    15. Question 8 Hint

    16. Question 8

    1. Differentiating single term polynomials

    2. Differentiating general polynomials

    3. The second derivative

    4. Harder examples

    5. You're ready to try the next worksheet!

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    6. Worksheet C3 - Differentiating polynomials

    7. Question 1

    8. Question 2

    9. Question 3

    10. Question 4 Hint

    11. Question 4

    12. Question 5 Hint

    13. Question 5

    14. Question 6 Hint

    15. Question 6

    16. Question 7 Hint

    17. Question 7

    1. Finding tangents

    2. Finding normals

    3. Worksheet C4 - Finding tangents and normals

    4. Question 1

    5. Question 2

    6. Question 3

    7. Question 4

    8. Question 5 hint

    9. Question 5

    10. Question 6 hint

    11. Question 6

    1. Differentiation with fractional and negative indices

    2. Finding a tangent involving fractional and negative indices

    3. Worksheet C5 - Differentiation with fractional and negative indices

    4. Question 1

    5. Question 2

    6. Question 3

    7. Question 4

    8. Question 5

    9. Question 6 hint

    10. Question 6

    11. Question 7 hint

    12. Question 7

About this course

  • 74 lessons

Teacher

Kevin Olding

Kevin Olding is an experienced teacher and tutor, having worked for 7 years at two leading independent schools in London, and for over a decade as a private tutor. He holds a First Class MMATH Mathematics degree from Magdalen College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London (Distinction and prize for best overall performace), MRes in Statistical Applied Mathematics (Distinction and soon PhD) from the University of Bath, as well as a degree in Law. He is also the creator of the Mathsaurus YouTube channel, which has tens of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.

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