# IGCSE

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:

- Number
- Algebra and graphs
- Geometry
- Mensuration
- Co-ordinate geometry
- Trigonometry
- Matrices and transformations
- Probability
- 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