Edexcel IGCSE Mae Patel, May 2011 Introduction • • • • • 2 Mae Patel Commissioning Editor at Pearson Education Based in Oxford, UK Responsible for the Edexcel IGCSE and Cambridge IGCSE series mae.patel@pearson.com IGCSE l 25/05/11 Edexcel IGCSE resources • • • • • • 3 Edexcel’s own resources for the IGCSE qualifications Complete fit with the latest specifications ActiveBook CDs Answers available 26 titles Covering 19 IGCSE specifications IGCSE l 25/05/11 Mathematics 4 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Science 5 IGCSE l 25/05/11 English Languages 6 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Business Humanities 7 IGCSE l 25/05/11 ActiveBook CDs Digital, interactive version of the Student Book, with page turn and zoom functionality A wealth of additional resources that can be downloaded, printed and photocopied for use in class Interactive animations, worked examples, tutorials and simulations 8 IGCSE l 25/05/11 9 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Mathematics A 10 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Mathematics A • • Application of Mathematics to everyday life Regular consolidation of the basic skills: – Number – Algebra 11 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Questions • • • Questions that have interesting and inspiring answers Intended to fire the imagination of students Help students get lots of practice before sitting their examinations 12 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Algebra • • • • • Rigorous specification Emphasis on algebra throughout the Student Books Plenty of questions on algebra Levelled questions – Non-starred – Starred Formulae 13 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Project work (Fact finders) • • • Topics that are highly relevant to today’s world Provoke class discussions Projects include: – The great white shark – This troubled planet – Recycling – The Solar System 14 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Activities and Investigations • • • • Activities are used to introduce topics or provide consolidation Lead pupils to discover mathematical principles for themselves Investigations are open-ended Intended to encourage students to think laterally 15 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Challenging the most able • • • Includes constant challenges for the most able pupils Demanding questions in the starred exercises Section of Challenges at the end of each Student Book 16 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Catering for the less able • • Includes plenty of non-starred exercises for the less able pupils A section at the end of each Student Book with additional numeracy practice 17 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Course structure • • • • Each Student Book has five Units of Work Each Unit contains work on: – Number – Algebra – Graphs and Sequences – Shape and Space – Sets and Handling Data Summary Examination Practice 18 IGCSE l 25/05/11 ActiveBook 19 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Answers • • Pdfs with odd answers only on the ActiveBook Pdfs with full answers on our website: www.pearsonglobalschools.com/EdexcelIGCSEanswers 20 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Practice Books • • • • • • Edexcel’s own Practice Books Wealth of exercise and practice materials Help students prepare for their examinations Match the Student Books Extend teaching and learning activities in the classroom Revision aids 21 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Practice Books cont. • • • • • Differentiation through non-starred and starred exercises Almost 2,000 questions Practice examination questions Four real past papers in Practice Book 2 Full answers available as free pdfs on our website: www.pearsonglobalschools.com/EdexcelIGCSEMathsanswers 22 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Mathematics A 23 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Mathematics B • • • • Student Book Answers available Similar features to the Mathematics A Student Books Contains more than 3,000 questions 24 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Further Pure Mathematics • • • • • • Student Book Answers available Graphs and artwork to make learning easier Numerous worked examples Practice questions throughout each chapter Examination practice 25 IGCSE l 25/05/11 Websites www.pearsonglobalschools.com/EdexcelIGCSE www.pearsonglobalschools.com/EdexcelIGCSEanswers Thank you

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