So, I thought about perhaps starting a thread where we could somehow gather a sort of guide on the types of tricks someone could use in the papers. There might be paper specific tips, or just general tips. Tips on how to memorise key values or other bits for paper 1, or how to do better in paper 2. It doesn't matter,as long as it's helpful. My hope is that this also helps others like me,who aren't as great when it comes to sitting maths exams.
For example, I've discovered a way to memorise the special angles which to me is useful. I posted it as a status update not too long ago, but in case anyone's missed it, here it is:
"The method uses your right hand. (Lefties, you'll have an advantage here: you can write down answers while you're looking at your hand.) With your palm facing you, count off the basic reference angles, starting with your thumb: 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90°. To find a trig value, you'll lower the finger corresponding to that angle, keeping your palm facing you. For the sine value, you'll take the square root of the number of fingers to the right of the lowered finger, and divide by 2; for the cosine value, you'll take the square root of the number of fingers to the left of the lowered finger, and divide by 2; for the tangent, you'll divide the number of fingers to the right by the square root of fingers to the left."
Many thanks for your help.
Edited by timtamboy63, Mar 19, 2012 - 15:01.
Fixed the tan