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IGCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. Its aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

Topics will be taught:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra and graphs
  3. Geometry
  4. Mensuration
  5. Co-ordinate geometry
  6. Trigonometry
  7. Matrices and transformations
  8. Probability
  9. Statistics

Learning Objectives

  • develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills in a way which encourages confidence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment
  • read mathematics, and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways
  • develop a feel for number, carry out calculations and understand the significance of the results obtained
  • apply mathematics in everyday situations and develop an understanding of the part which mathematics plays in the world around them
  • solve problems, present the solutions clearly, check and interpret the results
  • develop an understanding of mathematical principles
  • recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem
  • use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression
  • develop an ability to apply mathematics in other subjects, particularly science and technology
  • develop the abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalise and to prove 11. appreciate patterns and relationships in mathematics
  • produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work arising from mathematical ideas
  • develop their mathematical abilities by considering problems and conducting individual and co-operative enquiry and experiment, including extended pieces of work of a practical and investigative kind
  • appreciate the interdependence of different branches of mathematics
  • acquire a foundation appropriate to their further study of mathematics and of other disciplines