Welcome to Underground Mathematics! This site brings you free resources that will help students explore the connections that underpin different math concepts.
This site is designed to help students learn the math concepts they need to pass their A levels. An A level is short for Advanced level and is taken by students primarily in the UK around age 18. I think this site would have been very helpful to me when I took math in my undergraduate studies.
Before we dive into navigation, I want to rave about the infographic on the main page. It is color coded by math subject (Number, Geometry, Algebra, Functions, and Calculus) and shows how they are all connected.
If you scroll down the main page, you can learn more about the site including how to use it. Now back to the map, it also serves as the menu to help you navigate the site. You can click any of the hyperlinked concepts (those without a hammer icon or circle icon) and be whisked away to a full range of content for that subject. You’ll notice the sections with hammer icons are also linked, but they might be under construction or not have a full range of content yet.
At the top of the section, you’ll find a list of Key Questions and a list of nearby stations (related concepts). As you scroll down you’ll find introductory content, developing content, and then review questions.
One thing I’d like to point out is the navigation strip along the top of the page. There you’ll find a search field that you can use to locate specific concepts that you might be working on. You’ll also find the user section where you can create a free account which allows you to comment on resources and receive the newsletter. And the More button that has a variety of links, but most importantly a link to the How to Guide.
I think this is a really awesome site to help review and connect math concepts! Go check it out for yourself today!