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Mathematics for Cambridge International AS & A Level: Oxford Probability & Statistics 1 for Cambridge International AS & A Level

Develop advanced mathematical skills and engagement

Author James Nicholson and Series Editor David Rayner

Suitable for:  Cambridge AS and A Level learners, aged 16-18

Price:  £19.50

ISBN: 978-0-19-830693-1
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Paperback: 224 pages
Dimensions: 246x189mm

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This stretching course builds the advanced skills students will need for the Cambridge syllabus for final assessment in 2019and prepares them for the transition to higher education. Engaging, real world examples are included throughout, making mathematics relevant to real life.


  • Help every student build crucial analytical skills - with clear explanations and extensive practice to prepare them for the demands of university level study
  • Make mathematics relevant to real life - with engaging, real life applications from around the world, to keep students motivated
  • Develop exam confidence - Cambridge past paper questions and exam style questions provide plenty of relevant practice for the latest Cambridge assessments
  • Comprehensive - matched to the Cambridge syllabus for final examination in 2019
  • Build strong mathematical skills - David Rayner's clear, practice-based approach is trusted around the world to develop students' confidence and support achievement
  • Ensure every student masters every topic - skills check sections at the start of each topic ensure students always know where they are, and review questions throughout the book reinforce their knowledge
  • Eliminate confusion - worked examples are included throughout, and a separate Worked Solutions Manual covering Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics ensures students understand complex methods
  • A new edition for the latest Cambridge syllabus, for examination from 2020, will be available in 2018

This page was last updated on 17 February 2019 at 04:30 GMT

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to statistical thinking
2: Measures of location and spread
3: Representing and analysing data
Review exercise A
Maths in real-life: Seeing the wood and the trees
4: Probability
5: Probability distributions and discrete random variables
6: Permutations and combinations
Review exercise B

Maths in real-life: Sporting statistics
7: The binomial distribution
8: The normal distribution
9: The normal approximation to the binomial distribution
Review exercise B
Maths in real-life: Statistics is definitely not a lonely world
Exam-style paper A
Exam-style paper B
Data sets

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