Cambridge IGCSE Extended
- for use with the IGCSE® Cambridge International Mathematics (0607) syllabus (for more information about the syllabus, check the Cambridge IGCSE International Mathematics webpage)
- may also be used for pre-IB Diploma requirements and other middle years courses
- one book for a two-year course
- includes chapters on ‘Multi-Topic Questions’ and ‘Investigations and Modelling’
- graphics calculator instructions included at the beginning of the book
- plenty of worked examples with step-by step instructions
- answers for every question and a detailed index
- includes exam questions from past papers considered relevant to the 0607 curriculum (although not necessarily representative of the new exam papers)
The book embraces technology, problem solving, investigating and modelling, and offers students different learning experiences.
The ‘IGCSE Cambridge International Mathematics (0607) Extended’ course was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in consultation with teachers in international schools around the world. It has been designed for schools that want their mathematics teaching to focus more on investigations and modelling, and to utilise the powerful technology of graphics calculators.
The course springs from the principles that students should develop a good foundation of mathematical skills and that they should learn to develop strategies for solving open-ended problems. It aims to promote a positive attitude towards Mathematics and a confidence that leads to further enquiry. Some of the schools consulted by CIE were IB schools and as a result, Cambridge International Mathematics integrates exceptionally well with the approach to the teaching of Mathematics in IB schools.
This book is an attempt to cover, in one volume, the content outlined in the Cambridge International Mathematics (0607) syllabus. References to the syllabus are made throughout but the book can be used as a full course in its own right, as a preparation for GCE Advanced Level Mathematics or IB Diploma Mathematics, for example. The book has been endorsed by CIE but it has been developed independently of the International Baccalaureate Organization and is not connected with, or endorsed by, the IBO.
To reflect the principles on which the new course is based, we have attempted to produce a book that embraces technology, problem solving, investigating and modelling, in order to give students different learning experiences. There are non-calculator sections as well as traditional areas of mathematics, especially algebra. An introductory section ‘Graphics calculator instructions’ appears on p. 11. It is intended as a basic reference to help students who may be unfamiliar with graphics calculators. Two chapters of ‘assumed knowledge’ are accessible: ‘Number’ and ‘Geometry and graphs’ (see pp. 29 and 30). They can be printed for those who want to ensure that they have the prerequisite levels of understanding for the course. To reflect one of the main aims of the new course, the last two chapters in the book are devoted to multi-topic questions, and investigations and modelling. Review exercises appear at the end of each chapter with some ‘Challenge’ questions for the more able student.
The Cambridge International Mathematics examinations are in the form of three papers: one a non-calculator paper, another requiring the use of a graphics calculator, and a third paper containing an investigation and a modelling question. All of these aspects of examining are addressed in the book.
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