Cambridge International AS & A-Level Mathematics Probability and Statistics 2 Coursebook


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 2 matches the corresponding unit of the syllabus, with a clear and logical progression through. It contains materials on topics such as hypothesis testing, Poisson distribution, linear combinations and continuous random variables, and sampling. 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.
  • Exam-style and past-paper questions at the end of each chapter and cross-topic revision exercises to provide opportunities for assessment.


  • 1. Hypothesis testing
  • 2. Poisson distribution
  • 3. Linear combinations of random variables
  • Cross-topic revision exercise 1
  • 4. Continuous random variables
  • 5. Sampling
  • 6. Interpretation of sample data
  • Cross-topic revision exercise 2
  • Practice paper
  • Answers
  • Glossary
  • Index.