Cambridge International AS & A-Level Mathematics Probability and Statistics 1 Coursebook (9709)


This series has been developed specifically for the Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709) syllabus to be examined from 2020.


  • Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Probability & Statistics 1 matches the corresponding unit of the syllabus, with a clear and logical progression through. It contains materials on topics such as data, variation, probability, permutations and combinations, binomial and geometric distributions, and normal distribution. This coursebook contains a variety of features including recap sections for students to check their prior knowledge, detailed explanations and worked examples, end-of-chapter and cross-topic review exercises and ‘Explore’ tasks to encourage deeper thinking around mathematical concepts. Answers to coursebook questions are at the back of the book.


  • Clear explanations and worked examples leading into practice exercises for students to familiarise themselves with concepts and apply them to answer questions.
  • Written specifically for the syllabus for examination from 2020, giving teachers and learners confidence that the content of the syllabus is comprehensively covered.
  • Clear diagrams assist with visual learning of ideas.
  • “Explore” feature provides opportunities for further investigation to encourage discussion and reflection upon key mathematical concepts.
  • Weblinks to further resources from Underground Mathematics promote deeper understanding of concepts.
  • Exam-style and past-paper questions at the end of each chapter and cross-topic revision exercises to provide opportunities for assessment.


  • 1. Representation of data
  • 2. Measures of central tendency
  • 3. Measures of variation
  • Cross-topic revision exercise 1
  • 4. Probability
  • 5. Permutations and combinations
  • Cross-topic revision exercise 2
  • 6. Probability distributions
  • 7. The binomial and geometric distributions
  • 8. The normal distribution
  • Cross-topic revision exercise 3
  • Practice paper
  • Answers
  • Glossary
  • Index.