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STEP Prep Module 2

Working through this module will help you to consolidate your existing knowledge before extending your thinking. For more details about the STEP prep programme, READ THIS.

This module is about logical thinking and mathematical notation. Mathematicians use lots of notation and shorthand when writing mathematics and it's good to get into the habit of using the correct notation when writing your own mathematics. Logical thinking is at the heart of mathematics, and it's important to have a clear grasp of logical ideas when you are embarking on STEP mathematics.
Notes on Logic link

Notes on Logic 

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Some notes to describe the words and symbols which occur in logic and mathematics

Some Useful Mathematical Notation link

Some Useful Mathematical Notation 

Stage: 5

Here is a glossary of common notation used in higher mathematics.

Iffy Logic link

Iffy Logic 

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rearrange the cards to make a series of correct mathematical statements?

Mind Your Ps and Qs link

Mind Your Ps and Qs 

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Sort these mathematical propositions into a series of 8 correct statements.

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