Dear students, congratulations on such excellent results in the Leaving Cert. This year more than 37% of all Coláiste Bríde students have succeeded in being awarded the 25 bonus points in maths nearly 50% better than the national average! It is testament to the hard work, ambition and courage of your class. This morning as the CAO offers come out my best wishes are with you all. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh. Mr R

]]>I see that most of the solutions to the 2014 papers are now available.

I have linked them below just in case you are curious?

2014 Project Maths Paper 1Exam Paper 1 Section A [150 marks]Question 1: Cubic and linear function Question 2: Complex numbers Question 3: Proof by induction Question 4: Differentiation from first principles, slope Question 5: Integration, average value of a function Question 6: Arithmetic sequences Section B [150 marks]Question 7: Pythagorean triples Question 8: Mizen Head Bridge Question 9: Exponential cooling graph | 2014 Project Maths Paper 2Exam Paper 2 Section A [150 marks]Question 1: Trigonometry (Triangular field) Question 2: Trigonometry (Running track) Question 3: Expected values and Bernoulli Question 4: Periodic Functions (Alternating voltage) Question 5: Co-ordinate geometry of the line Question 6A: Theorem 11, Construction 60 deg. angle) Question 6B: Cut of a theorem: Intersecting chords Section B [150 marks]Question 7: Unemployment statistics Question 8: Conditional prob &hypothesis testing Question 9: Circles (Co-ordinate geometry and areas) |

As you prepare for Paper 2 make sure that you can/know:

- Prove 3 Theorems
- Geometry definitions
- Do 22 Constructions

- Prove 8 Trigonometric Identities

- Statistics definitions
- Use calculator for Standard deviation and Correlation

- Probability formulas: Relating to Mutually Exclusive (Sets) and Conditional or Independent Events.

- Get Sleep!

Time: 09:00 to 12:30

Venue: Prefab 1

Dear students, I hope that today's paper went well. Half way there! Hope to see you tomorrow. Regards, Mr R

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functions_revision.pdf |

differentiation_revision.pdf |

integration_revision.pdf |

paper_1_revision_day_26-5-2014.pdf |

Below is a 7 minute video and a link that you should find useful in this area.

Comment: Though this problem is one of only two examples given relating to strand 5 of Project Maths. The solution to this problem requires the use of Differentiation Methods (either parametric or implicit) that are no longer on the LCHL Course!

However, since this question was in the 2014 Sample Paper it is important. Here is a similar question about an increasing sand pile from Roantree's notes. If you understand this you should be OK.

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