Mathematics Exam Advice

  • The first piece of advice is to read questions carefully. Don’t glance at a question and go off writing: take a moment to understand what you have been asked to do.
  • Don’t use tippex; instead draw a simple line(s) through work that you think is incorrect. 
  • For equations, check your solution by substituting your solution into the original equation. If your answer is wrong and you know it is wrong: write that on your script.

If you do have time at the end of the exam, go through each of your answers and ask yourself:

  1. have I answered the question that was asked?
  2. does my answer make sense? If no, say so, and then try and fix your solution.
  3. check your answer (e.g. if you are looking at a general true, look at a special case; substitute your solution into equations; check your answer against a rough estimate; or what a picture is telling you; etc). If your answer is wrong, say so, and then try and fix your solution.

Student Feedback

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Week 12

We will finish our study of Graph Theory by looking at Eulerian graphsHamiltonian graphs, and Dirac’s Theorem.

We had the test on Tuesday.

On Friday we had a look at this graph, a Chapter 4 question:


Week 13

We will have two review lectures on Monday and Tuesday in the usual times and venues and tutorials as normal. Tutorials on Week 13 at the usual times and venue. As long as there are not too many people in a tutorial (max 18), you can attend both tutorials if you want.

We will go through the MATH6055 Winter 2018 paper, and then I will answer your questions if there are any. If there are none I will help one-to-one. Usual class times and locations.

Test 2 & Final CA

Have been emailed to you. I will have the tests with me in the Tuesday and Wednesday classes.

CIT Mathematics Exam Papers

These are not always found in your programme selection — most of the time you will have to look here.

Autumn 2019 is relevant. Two sample papers here:

Both Sample Exams should be considered under the following understanding:

This sample has been drafted to give you an idea of the MATH6055 LAYOUT and is no indication of the specifics, difficulty or length of any individual questions.

Academic Learning Centre

If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Quick Test or in general, I would just like to remind you about the Academic Learning Centre. Most students received slips detailing areas of maths that they should brush up on. The timetable is here.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage — especially those of us who struggled in the test.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.