Author: Joe Waterman

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Podcast – How the book is structured and how it is intended to be used

Unlike most school textbooks, which for extremely good reasons are set out in a sort of gradual way. So you may do a little bit of coordinate geometry to start with early on. And then you have a break from that, and you may do some algebra, and then later on, do some trigonometry, and […]

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Podcast – How the author found maths hard at school and how he approached his studies

When I was taking what the equivalent of GCSEs are today. I actually didn’t find maths that easy. I used to find things like quadratic equations a bit confusing. And I didn’t know what was different about that, and a lot of other sorts of equations. I found it a bit frustrating to be honest. […]

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Podcast – How the love of maths pure maths guide came about

So yes, I did a lot of tuition. And I guess it was during that time that many of the ideas in the book came to fruition because I had the unique privilege of being able to spend time with one person and try to puzzle out: why is it that they are finding this […]

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Podcast – What the author loves about maths

If I were to try to get to the bottom of what it does to me, why is it that it touches something, and I’ve thought a lot about that. And I think what it is, it is to do with the fact that it’s the only area of studies, the only area of knowledge, […]