Maths problems

Syllabus-specific resources Edit

Some textbooks and revision books are listed below. It is worth checking whether answers to all the questions are provided in the book or are needed to be sourced elsewhere. You can usually get an idea of the layout of a book by using the 'look inside' feature on Amazon.For further advice and recommendations on resources and textbooks, ask on the HE exams and alternatives group

Edexcel IGCSE maths Edit

Student textbooks for Edexcel IGCSE maths

You will only need one of these.

(Pearson) Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) Mathematics A Student Book 1 (2016)  and Student Book 2 by Turner and Potts. You will need to buy both books to cover the higher tier material.

(Hodder) Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Student Book (2016) by Alan Smith and Sophie Goldie

(Collins) Edexcel International GCSE Maths Student Book (Edexcel International GCSE) (2016) by Chris Pearce. One of the best things about this textbook is that the foundation and higher tier topics are clearly marked on the side of the page and in the front of the book.

Workbooks and Revision books for Edexcel IGCSE maths

These are not essential, but some students may find them useful. You don't need them all!

(Hodder) Edexcel International GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Practice Book Third Edition (2016) by Johnson and Clough

(CGP) Edexcel International GCSE Maths Revision Guide - for the Grade 9-1 Course (with Online Edition) (2017)

(CGP)International GCSE Maths Exam Practice Workbook: Higher - Grade 9-1 (with Answers)(2017)

(CGP) Edexcel International GCSE Maths Workbook - for the Grade 9-1 Course (2017) (note this book does not usually come with answers. The answers are available separately in this book, here It might be more efficient to purchase the exam practice workbook linked above.)

(CGP) Edexcel International GCSE Maths Grade 8-9 Targeted Exam Practice Workbook (includes Answers)(2017)

(CGP) Grade 9-1 Edexcel International GCSE Maths 10-Minute Tests - Higher (includes Answers)(2019)

(CGP) New Grade 9-1 Edexcel International GCSE Maths: Revision Question Cards (2019) Note these are question cards, not flash cards on topics. If you want flash cards, with brief topic overviews, you might prefer the REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Cards which have a very similar content to IGCSE.

Edexcel GCSE maths Edit

See the Resources for Edexcel GCSE maths page

AQA GCSE maths Edit

Student textbooks for AQA GCSE Maths

 (CGP) Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths AQA Student Book - Higher (2018)

(CGP) Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths AQA Student Book - Foundation (2019)

(Collins) GCSE Maths AQA Foundation Student Book (2015) by Evans, Gordon, Speed, Kent

(Collins) GCSE Maths AQA Higher Student Book (2015) by Evans, Gordon, Speed, Kent

(Cambridge University Press)GCSE Mathematics for AQA Higher Student Book (GCSE Mathematics AQA) (2015)

Workbooks and revision books for AQA GCSE maths:

These are not essential, but some students may find them useful. You don't need them all! 

(Collins) GCSE Maths AQA Foundation Practice Book (2015) by Hipkiss

(Collins) AQA GCSE (9-1) Maths Grade 4-5 Booster Workbook (2015) by Byrd

(Collins) AQA GCSE 9-1 Maths Higher All-in-One Complete Revision and Practice (2015)

(Pearson) Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Guide(2015) by Smith

(Pearson) Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Cards (2017)

(CGP) GCSE Maths AQA Higher Revision Guide (with Online Edition) for the Grade 9-1 course (2015) 

(CGP) GCSE Maths AQA Exam Practice Workbook: Higher - for the Grade 9-1 Course (2015) 

(CGP) GCSE Maths AQA Complete Revision & Practice: Higher - Grade 9-1 Course (2018) This book partly replicates the above two books, but is likely to have fewer questions

(CGP) GCSE Maths AQA Complete Revision & Practice: Foundation - Grade 9-1 Course (2018)

(CGP) Grade 9-1 GCSE Maths AQA Revision Question Cards - Foundation (2019) Note these are question cards, not flash cards on topics. If you want flash cards, with brief topic overviews, you might prefer the Pearson foundation revision cards listed above.

General maths resources Edit

Teach yourself maths to GCSE or A-level with these resources. Most are free - the list mentions where a fee is required.

Online Courses Edit

CGP Maths Buster - online or DVD maths revision and practice program. Has diagnostic tests and focused presentations, worked examples and practice questions on the whole syllabus. Not as much practice material as Conquer Maths, but cuts to the chase quicker. A good one to use alongside a textbook which offers more practice questions. Click through to the details of a product to see the Online editions, which are only £12.99 for full access.

Seneca Learning- a free online learning platform, which has exam-board specific GCSE maths courses. Covers most of the GCSE maths exam boards, at higher and foundation tiers, with courses written by examiners. It teaches the information, and tests throughout the course using AI to target the areas that students struggle with. There are multiple question types, including worked examples so that students can see exactly what they should be doing step-by-step.

Conquer Maths - comprehensive online maths program offering all the tuition and practice you need for GCSE maths. There is a short video lesson on every topic, and practice which you can print out or do online. Online maths tutorial program.  In addition to video and animated tutorials, it includes dedicated worksheets, solutions, marking and reports for each topic. You can subscribe monthly or annually.

Genuine home-educators, who have a school-aged child not enrolled in school, can get a home-ed discount . Conquer Maths give a discount if you contact them, but the best rate is via a home-ed group from Debbie Towns - only £41 for a year’s access. See ☀

CIMT Maths - Centre for Innovation in Mathematics teaching - they do a complete curriculum from reception to A level - it's free, online to print out for yourself, or you can order workbooks. Password needed for some sections - available from CIMT or ask on HE-Exams Yahoogroup.

LiveMaths - At £49 per yr, great value - covers all GCSE/IGCSE maths topics with hundreds of online video tutorials.

Absolute Maths- We are a home Ed family. We offer KS3/IGCSE/GCSE courses which can be purchased with either live or recorded tuition and each course is over 36 weeks and include an online learning hub, printable worksheets with matching online tests, full support via facebook and email, drop in sessions and booster sessions (IGCSE/GCSE only). You also receive a participation certificate at the end of the full course. The IGCSE/GCSE courses are also available for 2 years with 30 minute tuition sessions each week. We are a learning partner of Tutors and Exams therefore our students can mention us to receive a discount and guaranteed place if booked early enough.

Art of Problem Solving - This is an excellent online program and community aimed particularly at kids who love maths and are good at it. There is a great deal of free content as well as paid courses. Not at all tied to the GCSE curriculum - it's a far wider maths education that that. You will really learn the concepts, and be able to solve unique and interesting problems, not just make your way through the procedures. One parent commented: "If you like their teaching style and really get it, you likely can still score very highly on the GCSE while only using AoPS and doing a few practice exams". They also have a program for younger kids called Beast Academy 

Whole Brain Home Ed provides interactive online classs in maths. Whole Brain Home Education is run by four home educating parents, and teaches Edexcel IGCSE syllabus is right from KS3 up to IGCSE higher level.Students receive packs that includes all resources they need for the course including text books, work books, statonery, whiteboards, and equipment.  Mock exams and marking are also included in the course. WBHE uses a range of online resources, and uses the whole Brain learning method to make the lessons fun and effective. They have great reviews on their page.

YouTube Maths Channels Edit

Hegarty Maths - video tutorials, highly rated by many for GCSE, IGCSE and A-level maths.

Corbett Maths - lots of free videos on the GCSE- and A-level syllabus.

Mr Barton Maths - lots of tutorials and YouTube video lessons explaining how to do problems.  Very popular with home educators, and free.

Maths by Mr Withers YouTube channel. He's posted worked answers for IGCSE papers. Great for those questions where we can't quite bridge the gap between the question and the mark scheme.

Simon Deacon on Youtube

Assorted Recommended Maths Resources Edit

GCSE Maths Takeaway - complete the topic takeaway and get your grade!

Explaining Maths - free resources and video tutorials and worked past papers for GCSE, IGCSE and A-level.

Save My Exams is fab for exam questions arranged by topic for maths and sciences at IGCSE/GCSE and A-Level

Khan Academy - free, has videos, and exercises where you can track your progress. However, has American focus so some topics may be presented differently and does not tie into UK syllabuses. Not everyone's cup of tea.

Edplace have maths videos in beta at the moment. Popart group run by Jodie Coles has discounts for home educators.

MathsGenie: free GCSE and A-level maths resources, & they explain the answers

Absolute Maths: online one-to-one or group tuition, from a home-ed family. 

NRICH - great free resources for all stages of maths (primary & secondary) has online and printable resources.. is aimed at teachers & students. 

Maths Hub - KS3 is free for the first year.

Maths Is Fun

Maths and Statistics GCSE Facebook group MathsHub This is the previous "Stuck on Homework" maths videos, either online or buy the dvd

Citizen Maths - aimed at Functional Skills.

How do the old and new GCSE maths compare for difficulty? - new research (2015) on how current and new specs compare to foreign exams and IGCSE .

Further Maths Resources:

Lots of resources/info on the Further Maths Support website run by MEI but covering all exam boards.

MEI have an online course called Integral which covers Further Maths across the different exam boards as well

Maths practice exam questions sorted by topic Edit

GCSE Maths Takeaway - complete the topic takeaway and get your grade!

Maths Genie: free site, recommended for revision.

LiveMaths - At £49 per yr, great value - covers all GCSE/IGCSE maths topics with hundreds of online video tutorials. This is the previous "Stuck on Homework"  maths videos, either online or buy the dvd

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