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Degree: Mechanical Engineering (Masters) - Queen's, Belfast University
My name is Matt and I am about to start my second year at Queen's University Belfast studying an Undergraduate Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
I will be tutoring maths - my favourite subject. It is my passion for the subject that lead me to studying Mechanical Engineering at university and it is my hope that I can share this passion with you, and help you to learn and enjoy maths.
I didn't always enjoy maths. During high school I never liked maths, and it wasn't until I studied maths at A-Level that it became my favourite subject. This is because I'd never been engaged in maths before. It was always, "You don't need to know why, just do it". I don't think this is the right way to teach, and it certainly isn't the way to make people enjoy the subject. I think this is very common today, and I believe if you enjoy the subject you will succeed in the subject. It is my goal as a tutor to help you enjoy maths, and through enjoying maths, you will learn - and you will succeed.
I have not tutored before, but I have always been a person who wants to help anyone in any way that I can. I would love to share my enthusiasm with you and assist you in achieving any goals you have. Most importantly, I want to provide you with a different experience with maths than I had when I was at school.
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When we factorise, we do so to make the expression more simple. Factorising is when we take common factors from the expression and group them together, and then multiply these common factors by something to produce the original expression.
In the given example of factorising the expression 3xy^2 - 6xy:
1) We start by looking for common factors. A common factor is a part of the expression that is included everywhere inside of the expression. We can see that 3, x and y are all common factors.
2) Now we have our common factors, we can move them to the front of our new expression and think about what we would need to multiply this by to achieve our original expression of 3xy^2 - 6xy.
3) Do this stage in parts, where the first part is the 3xy^2 and the second part is the -6xy.
What do we multiply 3xy by to get 3xy^2? We multiply by y
What do we multiply 3xy by to get -6xy? We multiply by -2
Now we can put this all together.
It should look like this:
3xy(y - 2)
And this is the fully factorised form.