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Maths teaches you problem solving to explain both abstract systems and our physical surroundings. Through maths you can study from quantum physics and financial markets to quintics and prime numbers.

⌛️*Last updated:* April 28, 2020, 9:26 p.m.

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics. These should be a useful introduction, regardless of which Mathematics-related course you’re interested in and where you might want to study it.

**Nrich Maths website** 🔗 One useful section of this website is the ‘Articles and Books’ page, which suggests some resources for students thinking of studying Maths at degree level. These include: ‘The Mathematics of Games and Gambling’ by Edward Packel; ‘How to Study for a Mathematics Degree’ by Lara Alcock; ‘How to Think Like a Mathematician’ by Kevin Houston.

Many of these books will be available in your local library. Alternatively, you could order second-hand copies online - sometimes these will also contain some insightful annotations!

Also take a look at the **‘Preparing for University’** 🔗 section of the Nrich website. There are selections of problems to attempt based on difficult and unfamiliar concepts, which reflects the mathematical styles of thinking that are useful at university.

**‘A Brief History of Mathematics’ Radio 4 podcast** 🔗 This fascinating podcast about various mathematicians by Marcus de Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

**Numberphile website** 🔗 and **YouTube channel** 🔗 These resources contain maths content on hundreds of different topics. Pick something which interests you and explore it further!

**Plus Magazine website** 🔗 Learn about the mathematics behind everyday topics, including democracy, sweepstakes and architecture!

**Underground Mathematics website** 🔗 This contains resources that explore the connections between various areas of mathematics, which will really help to develop your thinking with regard to university-style questions.

**STEP Support Programme** 🔗 Even if you aren’t planning to apply to Cambridge specifically, the STEP support programme provided by the University for maths applicants is still a useful resource for anyone wanting to explore some advanced mathematical content in preparation for any Maths-based degree.

The **STEP question database** 🔗 contains hundreds of past questions which can be used to brush up on your Maths abilities before starting your course!

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