#### Carrotsticks

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Hi all,

It's that time of the year where we start to host our events once more!

This year, I'll be running two Mathematics-related seminars at the University of Sydney.

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I will have a small team of tutors who are able to help with all levels of Mathematics. Leading towards the day, please prepare questions. To be fair for all students in terms of time allocation, we will NOT be teaching you topics on the spot. However, we would love to answer any questions you may have such as

"The worked solution did this but I don't get it"

"How come the textbook said X? Where did that come from?"

"How do I start this question?"

Hopefully you get the idea =)

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It's that time of the year where we start to host our events once more!

This year, I'll be running two Mathematics-related seminars at the University of Sydney.

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**What:**Two Mathematics seminars hosted by Carrotsticks, as well as study help.**When:**Next Friday on the 10th July 2015.**Where:**At the University of Sydney @ Carslaw Tutorial Room 359.**Why:**Because we all want those marks at the end of the exam that you've been abandoning because you didn't know how to do them.**What should I bring:**Yourself, a notepad, Mathematics study related material.**Do I need to pay:**Absolutely not! This is a service that I offer free of charge. Students shouldn't have to pay to have access to essential resources such as this event. If anything, we pay you since we'll be giving all of you a good feed on the day.**How do I register:**Send me a private message by clicking here. Please copy and paste the following template, and fill it in accordingly. Note that this is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL and is purely for our records. I would absolutely love it if you also brought your friends along, so please invite them to this event!**When do I have to register by:**Generally these events fill up to capacity (this year ~50 students per event) so reserving your place ASAP is the best way to go.__________________________Name:

School:

Seminar(s) to attend:

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**Timetable for the day:****10:30am ~ Noon :**Morning Seminar**Noon ~ 1:00pm :**Quiet Study**1:00pm ~ 1:30pm :**Lunch (we will provide free lunch! I believe LOTS of Subway sandwiches like last year, but to be confirmed).**1:30pm ~ 3:30pm :**Afternoon Seminar__________________________

Morning Seminar @ 10:30am ~ Noon : Exam Techniques

There is more to doing well in Mathematics than just learning the theory. A lot of it also comes down to practise and being able to see what to do in an exam.

How many times have you seen a "Show that ..." question and were unable to know where to start? How many times have you constantly looked at worked solutions for the starting point and then finished the question from there, knowing that under exam conditions you probably wouldn't have seen how to begin? Knowing where to begin is a skill that takes practise and is also a huge aspect of doing well in exams. Unfortunately for many, this skill is severely affected when placed under exam conditions.

I'll be showing you all how to spot the starting point and how to read the questions for 'clues' regarding where to start.

I write a great deal of exams, most popularly the BOS Trials (3rd of October this year!), and I can provide a lot of insight from the perspective of an exam writer when it comes to the structure of questions, which often gives away a lot regarding the question. We don't have parts in there 'by accident'. We don't word anything randomly. Every single phrasing, structure or expression has a reason, and it is almost always to help the student. Having a bit of insight into this will assist you in your approach to problems in exams.

You will be given a booklet containing several examples of past paper questions, and the clues associated with them.

This seminar is aimed towards both Year 11 and 12 students undertaking Mathematics Advanced and/or Mathematics Extension 1.

__________________________Afternoon Seminar @ 1:30pm ~ 3:30pm : Harder Extension 2

Yes you read it right, Harder Extension 2.

Extension 2 Mathematics students are the cream of the crop. They have the strongest Mathematical abilities in the state and that is why they are brave enough to take on the Extension 2 subject. However, even amongst the cream, we can separate the students who barely keep their head above the water and the students who thrive in the subject.

This seminar will be all about those infamous 'end of exam' questions. I've heard countless Extension students say to each other "Oh crap I'm going to get like 1 or 2 marks in Question 16". Many of these exam questions are legitimately difficult in the sense that you read the solutions and think "How was I supposed to see that?". In some cases, they do expect a bit too much from students, but the majority of the time there are dead giveaways regarding where you should begin.

This seminar is similar in flavour to the Morning Seminar, but in the context of Extension 2 where the skill of 'knowing where to start' becomes incredibly vital the deeper into the exam you go. Mastering this skill is what separates the ~90 students to the 95+ students in Extension 2, but this seminar is still highly relevant to those aiming for an E4.

You will be given a booklet containing several examples of past paper questions, and the clues associated with them.

Obviously this seminar is aimed towards students undertaking Mathematics Extension 2.

**Study Help:**I will have a small team of tutors who are able to help with all levels of Mathematics. Leading towards the day, please prepare questions. To be fair for all students in terms of time allocation, we will NOT be teaching you topics on the spot. However, we would love to answer any questions you may have such as

"The worked solution did this but I don't get it"

"How come the textbook said X? Where did that come from?"

"How do I start this question?"

Hopefully you get the idea =)

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**I absolutely look forward to seeing all of you on the day, and happy studying during your Holidays! =)**

Carrotsticks.Carrotsticks.

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