IGCSE MATHEMATICS (0580)
Morrison, K. & Hamshaw, N. (2012) Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Core and Extended Coursebook with CD-ROM ISBN 9781107606272
Pimental, R. & Wall, T. (2013) IGCSE Mathematics ISBN 9781444191707
Morrison, K (2007) IGCSE Mathematics ISBN 978052101113
Morrison, K. & Dunne, L. (2012) Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Core Practice Book ISBN 9781107609884
Morrison, K. & Dunne, L. (2013) Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics Extended Practice Book ISBN 9781107672727
Law, M. (2004) Mathematics Revision Guide IGCSE ISBN 9780521539029
Parsons, R. (2010) IGCSE Maths CIE (Cambridge) Revision Guide ISBN 9781847625571
CIE will update suggested resources from time to time, so check out the website at
[You do not need all the textbooks, but having at least one book that is CIE-endorsed will be helpful]
To have most success at passing the CIE examinations, it is important to read through the syllabus for the year that the student is taking the examination. It can be accessed on the CIE website at
CIE Past Papers
1. Past papers for IGCSE Mathematics can be obtained from the CIE website under the specific subject at
2. If you want more past papers, go to the CIE website and click on the publications tab. There are usually three years' worth of past papers, examiners' reports and marking schemes. For minimal cost, you get a CD-Rom with all the papers in your specific subject. Check here for the latest publications catalogue:
This website has lots of useful resources, including 19 stand-alone units at GCSE level that can be used by students or teachers. The site also has random online tests that cover all aspects of mathematics.
Another site by the University of Exeter, this gives help on mathematics misconceptions. Very useful for teacher notes or for students.
An American site that has visual explanations of mathematics. This could be a useful resource for students who need a more visual, concrete way of grasping IGCSE maths topics.
I like the definition given on the website: An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek.
Another resource tool for teachers, or to use with students in the classroom.
As the name suggests, this site helps with algebra. There are online worksheets as well as explanations of algebra concepts, and resource sheets. This can be a student tool, or a teacher reference tool.
This American site has free activities and tools (and subscription rates) for the mathematician. It was created by mathematics teachers. It could be used for extension work for the most able students.
This is a really comprehensive site, mainly for maths and science. Geared at students of all ages, it is a wonderful site for self-paced learning. Teachers can use the site for lesson planning or to supplement what they are doing. It’s also fun to earn badges for completion of skill levels.
The five websites above are all useful revision sites for students, but are specific to GCSE rather than IGCSE.