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Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics: Core Practice Book

Karen Morrison and Lucille Dunne

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics: Core Practice Book offers a wealth of questions, with hints and tips along the way to reinforce skills and learning. It provides comprehensive and targeted exercises ensuring plenty of practice both for the classroom and for independent learning.

With concise reminders at the start of each topic, and hints in the margin, it is designed to work as a stand alone practice tool that will successfully accompany any IGCSE mathematics textbook. Those using the Cambridge Coursebook will find this a complementary asset with extra questions. For additional exam practice, access to full exam-style papers is also available.

Download two example practice papers for Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics: Core Practice Book.

  • Emphasis is on the main two Assessment Objectives: Maths techniques (mastering maths skills through practice) and Application of maths techniques to solve problems (problem solving in real-world and mathematical contexts).
  • Like-for-like chapter and section sequence to the Coursebook, offering targeted practice within the classroom or for home study.
  • Packed full or interesting and progressive exercises.
  • Summary of key points listing what students need to know to do the exercises.
  • Hints and Tips to offer support along the way.

Introduction v 
Chapter 1: Reviewing number concepts 1 
Chapter 2: Making sense of algebra 7 
Chapter 3: Lines, angles and shapes 13 
Chapter 4: Collecting, organising and displaying data 24 
Chapter 5: Fractions 29 
Chapter 6: Equations and transforming formulae 35 
Chapter 7: Perimeter, area and volume 39 
Chapter 8: Introduction to probability 46 
Chapter 9: Sequences and sets 50 
Chapter 10: Straight lines and quadratic equations 52 
Chapter 11: Pythagoras’ theorem and similar shapes 56 
Chapter 12: Averages and measures of spread 63 
Chapter 13: Understanding measurement 67 
Chapter 14: Further solving of equations 74 
Chapter 15: Scale drawings, bearings and trigonometry 77 
Chapter 16: Scatter diagrams and correlation 83 
Chapter 17: Managing money 86 
Chapter 18: Curved graphs 91 
Chapter 19: Symmetry and loci 96 
Chapter 20: Histograms and frequency distribution diagrams 101 
Chapter 21: Ratio, rate and proportion 104 
Chapter 22: More equations, formulae and functions 111 
Chapter 23: Transformations and matrices 114 
Answers 123

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Karen Morrison is an experienced teacher of maths at secondary school level.

Lucille Dunne is an experienced secondary school teacher in Cape Town.

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