For those doing Project Maths at Leaving Cert, an initial stumbling block will be on how to revise. The best way to revise mathematics is by doing exercises and a ready supply of these is traditionally found in past exam papers:

http://examinations.ie/index.php?l=en&mc=en&sc=ep&formAction=agree

However you might be under the impression that these past papers are useless with the new syllabus: not necessarily. For those doing Project Maths in 2011, the syllabus is to be found at:

http://ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Review_of_Mathematics/Project_Maths/LCM_str1-4_sep09_ex11.pdf

Strand 5, “Functions”, doesn’t become examinable until 2012. However this topic includes differentiation and integration, which will certainly be examinable as per the old syllabus.

Essentially the past papers may be done partially. Paper 1, Q. 6-8 is definitely fair game. Figuring out which of the other questions on past papers are still relevant involves cross-checking the new syllabus with the old.

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