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STEP Support Programme

Maths Formulae

This site uses MathJax to render Maths. It is basically $\LaTeX$ (that's Latex in case you find that hard to read) and there are lots of tutorials on the internet that you can use.

To type in a formula you need to surround it with dollar signs, i.e. $...$. x squares would be x^2 etc, or with the dollar signs around it it becomes $x^2$.

(You might also need to set the Text format to "Full HTML").

can i use these symbols to create formulas here? or or this is the wrong tutorial?well, i used those to create math tests and everything works. still not quite sure mathjax works with everything

Yes, those should all (or at least pretty much all) work.

Useful Links

Underground Mathematics: Selected worked STEP questions

STEP Question database

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: What do we look for?

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: Information about STEP

University of Cambridge Admissions Office: Undergraduate course information for Mathematics

Stephen Siklos' "Advanced Problems in Mathematics" book (external link)

MEI: Worked solutions to STEP questions (external link)

OCR: Exam board information about STEP (external link)

AMSP (Advanced Maths Support programme): Support for University Admission Tests (external link)