These two books might also be worth a shout, the first being essential for practice questions with solutions provided: The Mathematical Olympiad Handbook: An Introduction to Problem Solving based on the First 32 British Mathematical Olympiads 1965-1996 A Primer for Mathematics Competitions I own two with their answer booklets.
Ao PS Intermediate Algebra covers topics found in Ao PS Algebra II and Ao PS Pre-Calculus.
Hey guys, I am a GCSE student who is preparing for the British Mathematical Olympiad later this year, and would like to do well, so I have started reading some UKMT-published books.
type=Yearbook), which has received many positive reviews. However, reading through the UKMT-published book Plane Euclidean Geometry, I found that my GCSE maths is not sufficient to understand it.
I have heard of the Art of Problem Solving series of books ( ~London Gamer I own two with their answer booklets.
The book I recommended gives a good grounding, and will teach you everything you *need* to know for BMO1 and a little more which will help you find better solutions etc.
You need to get a feel of what topics you like, or need improving by starting with BMO1 books first.
Classes offered by the Art of Problem Solving website average 60 students per class, with one instructor and several “helpers” who monitor student responses.
Students are expected to prepare for class by reading new material individually and completing the work before class.
There is no real specific book I would recommend for GCSE students, only that they should be really good with their algrebra, but this will come by practicing maths.
The Primer covers geometry really well from basics, and introduces topics such as inequalities and combinatorics.