With older students in mind including those about to enter higher education, there are many free resources available to support students in their study of Mathematics.

Note that a **new blog** aimed at students is now available.

There are many sources of excellent notes online. See this Evernote shared notebook:** Mathematics notes** for useful links. (You do not need an Evernote account to view the notebook). Some of these sites include videos, for an extensive collection of videos try **Khan Academy**.

Alternatively, use the **Livebinders version of Mathematics Notes**.

On the subject of **Evernote** – it is a valuable tool for any student or teacher.

Other tools which may be of interest are on **Digital Tools for Students**.

Students going on to study Mathematics degrees have a look at Kevin Houston’s ‘**How not to get a good mathematics degree**‘ and ‘**How to get a good mathematics degree**‘. He also has provided a pdf file you can download: **10 Ways to Think Like a Mathematician**. Kevin Houston works at the University of Leeds.

I would advise students of any subject to learn to use **WolframAlpha. **Suppose you wish to do some revision on techniques for differentiation for example – ask WolframAlpha to **differentiate x ^{2}sinx**, and the derivative will be returned with possible working available if ‘Show steps’ is selected. (

**Further Calculus examples**). WolframAlpha provides an excellent way to check your work.

WolframAlpha will plot graphs, there are many other free and excellent online graphing tools, see the **Desmos Graphing Calculator** for example and many other **online graphing tools**. (See **this page** for polar curve plotters).

Thinking longer term – have a look at the excellent **Maths Careers site**.

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