## The University Center for Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN) Mathematics (Core and Extended)

**What is Mathematics (Core and Extended)? **

These resources promote a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and help students understand how different mathematical topics and skills create interconnected mathematical relationships with real-life application.

**Overview**

Extended mathematics, in which the standard mathematics framework supplemented by additional topics and skills, providing greater breadth and depth.

**Frequently Asked Questions**

**Should I do core or extended maths?**

Core is easy and extended is harder. And because core is easier you can only get a maximum grade of C on your final results. If you want to get a B/A/A* then you have to take the extended option.

**Is IGCSE extended maths hard?**

It’s easy, if you’re willing to work hard for it. Nothing’s really impossible and the questions have similar structures and types as those of other past papers.

**What are core papers?**

Core Paper is a collection of specifications, reviews and descriptions of various blockchain projects. Core Paper consists of several sub-projects: Core Paper of Ethereum: Ethereum-specific specifications and reviews.

**What is extended curriculum?**

Extended curriculum programmes (ECPs) were designed to equip students who do not meet the minimum requirements with the necessary competencies to be successful in their studies. Academic support and skills development are integrated with regular academic work.

**What is the difference between specification A and B?**

Specification A requires preparation of set texts from an anthology and has an exam and a coursework route. Specification B does not require students to prepare specific texts and consists of a single 3-hour exam.

**What is the difference between a level maths and AS level maths?**

A levels and AS levels are taught in a similar way, but A levels are more advanced and take longer to complete. AS levels are similar to the first year of an A-level course. AS level results used to count towards your final A level result.

**Is core math hard?**

Another option to consider is Core Maths. The emphasis here is on real-world applications of maths. The level of maths skills involved is far less demanding than at A-level, with about 80% of the Core Maths content being at Higher GCSE level, though the remaining 20% does go beyond that.

**What is a core Maths qualification?**

Core Maths is an umbrella term for a specific type of maths qualification that has been defined by the government. … Core Maths is intended for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or better, but who have not chosen to study AS or A level Mathematics.

**What is difference between core Maths and Further Maths?**

A Level Maths (sometimes called single maths) is mainly core maths, covering standard mathematical principles like calculus and trigonometry. Further Maths gives you a broader knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles, especially in ‘applied’ areas (like statistics or mechanics).

**Is there an exam for core Maths?**

No, both of our Core Maths qualifications are assessed by examination.

**What is the purpose of core math?**

Common Core, a national set of education standards, pushes students to understand math on a deeper level, digging into the reasoning behind an equation. Proponents say it will increase the rigor and quality of American education.

**What are the benefits of core Maths?**

It helps them to gain skills and confidence in applying the maths they may meet in higher education, and/or the workplace. It also develops transferrable skills, such as problem solving and reasoning. Core Maths develops thinking skills and approaches that are highly applicable in the workplace and for life in general.

**Is core Maths and pure maths the same?**

Core Maths is what the exam boards decided to call Pure Maths when they rewrote the specifications for 2004. One reason for calling it Core is that all the boards currently have the same material in their Core modules (if you consider C1 and C2 together, then C3 and C4 together).

**What is the difference between core Maths and Elective Maths?**

Core courses are mandatory courses you must study to meet the requirements of your program. Electives are courses you can choose, allowing you to study topics that interest you.

**Is core Maths harder than pure?**

Pure math is much more difficult. Classes in applied math consist of memorizing the steps to solve problems. However, classes in pure math involve proofs, which implies a good understanding of the subject matter is required.