Links

school maths

bbc list of online resources for scottish higher revision

sqa higher maths past papers

maths is fun — very clean, easy to read pages and good content. The name of the site reminds me that we had a phyics book called physics is fun when I was at school.

Advanced Higher/Higher

One of the important uses of trigonometry has to do with simplifying calculations with vectors, and therefore Trigonometry is Essential to Physics

Vectors and python

general interest

mathigon — Philip Legner’s beautiful web site on maths

plus magazine — an online magazine dedicated to explaining mathematics

chalkdust — excellent magazine for mathematically curious people

madras college activities page — madras college is a school in st andrews with what looks like a good maths department

number gossip — everything you wanted to know about a number but were afraid to ask!

mathematicians born in Edinburgh — including a former pupil of George Watson’s College William Hodge

billionaire mathematician James Simons — making money by taking a scientific approach to markets — please also see How to become a quant below

maths education

a mathematician’s lament — Paul Lockhart on what is wrong with the way maths is taught in the USA but could equally be said of here

The Scottish Mathematical Council

interactive and dynamic

cut the knot — good for interactive puzzles — the creator of the site, Alexander Bogomolny, died in 2018

geogebra — dynamic geometry for everybody

desmos — you may like to consider using desmos as your go-to graphing tool

Casio fx-cg50 graphing calculator

video

numberphile — videos about numbers and stuff

3brown1blue — for Advanced Higher topics and beyond

ridiculously large numbers — by David Metzler

the philosophy of mathematics — by Ray Monk

quotations on the subject of maths

today in science history has a page of mathematics quotations

how to become a quant

Michael Halls-Moore has a very informative site on all things to do with becoming a quantitive analyst. See A step-by-step guide on getting a job as a quantitive analyst and Understanding how to become a quantitive analyst. Basically you have to be prepared to study a lot of maths.

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