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Decision Mathematics is an optional component of the Applied content for Further Mathematics. Each of the four UK specifications includes Decision Mathematics components. The MEI specification is the only specification that allows, through its 3 minor options possibility, the study of Mechanics, Statistic and Decision Mathematics (Modelling with Algorithms).
|Specification||A Level Further Mathematics Applied Optional Components|
|AQA||1 examination paper, select 2 out of 3 sections from Discrete, Mechanics and Statistics|
|Edexcel||2 optional units, each with a separate examination, from: Further Pure 1, Further Pure 2, Mechanics 1, Mechanics 2, Statistics 1, Statistics 2, Decision 1, Decision 2|
|OCR A||2 optional units, each with a separate examination, from: Statistics, Mechanics, Discrete Mathematics, Additional Pure Mathematics|
|MEI (OCR B)||1 major and 1 minor option or 3 minor options, each with a separate examination, from Major options – Mechanics, Statistics Minor options – Mechanics, Statistics, Modelling with algorithms, Numerical methods, Extra pure, Further pure with technology|
It is useful to look at practice papers and resources from all the specifications, so it is helpful to compare the content of each.
|AQA||Edexcel||OCR A||MEI (OCR B)|
|Graphs||Decision Mathematics 1||Mathematical Preliminaries||Algorithms|
|Networks||Algorithms and Graph Theory||Graphs and Networks||Networks|
|Network Flows||Algorithms on Graphs||Algorithms||Networks and graphs|
|Linear Programming||Critical Path Analysis||Network Algorithms||Network Flows|
|Critical Path Analysis||Linear Programming||Decision Making in Project Management||Critical path analysis|
|Game theory for zero-sum games||Decision Mathematics 2||Graphical Linear Programming||Solving network problems using technology|
|Binary Operations||Transportation Problems||The Simplex Algorithm||Linear Programming|
|Allocation (assignment) problems||Game Theory||The Simplex Algorithm|
|Flows in networks|
Decision Mathematics notes and teaching resources are detailed on this page, Decision Mathematics Teaching Resources.
For Edexcel GeoGebra Resources see