I’m 5o. I would say I’m reasonably numerate but certainly no great mathematician. My 12 year-old daughter has started asking me for help with her Maths homework and sometimes I struggle and I have to resort to Google.
Will I be able to help her in 3 or 4 years time? How would I do if had to study Maths GCSE today? So I’ve set myself the challenge of sitting Maths GCSE in June 2011 so that I can help my daughter with her homework and see if I could be a 51 year-old A star student!
I’ll use My Maths Blog to document the ups and downs of my challenge. I aim to update the blog once or twice per week so you can see my progress. I also aim to pass on the most useful tips and links that I come across.
In this first week I’ll find out about:-
a) My daughter’s school’s exam board
b) Where I can sit the exam as a private student
c) The exam syllabus
I think I’ll need all the help I can get! So if you can give me any advice, know some great online resources (free!) or just want to share your maths experiences please use “Leave a comment” (see below).