It may not seem a big deal, but if you’re a teacher of Applied Maths then worked solutions – whether they be Department of Education marking schemes or full solutions – can be a life-saver.

The official marking schemes go back to 1995 but for some reason you can only get back to 2001 on the Department’s site examinations.ie.

Over the course of the last couple of weeks one of my first-year Science students has been diligently giving up his lunch-times to scan in these earlier marking schemes which are not online (from 2000 – 1995), along with full solutions to 1994 and 1993.

These are all now available on the Applied Maths solutions page which is here.

Together with the existing older scanned in solutions it now forms almost a complete set of solutions going back 35 years.

Over the last couple of years I have converted the exam questions for all of these into Word format and these can be accessed here.

Alternatively I have incorporated the questions into a series of booklets (one per topic) where the questions are grouped by similarity. These booklets also contain introductions to the topics plus gradual lead-in questions taken from Ordinary Level papers.

Many of the questions have a ‘how-to-solve’ guide which gives you some help in answering the question without giving you the full solution (the full solution is available elsewhere).

As always, you can download these one document at a time or alternatively just send me a memory stick and I’ll copy them on and post them back.

Oh – and thanks to Eoin Robinson for all his help; If the resource is useful you might leave a comment and thank him!