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Revision Checklist IGCSE MATHEMATICS

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AO1: Number and algebra


1. Numbers and the number system
1.1

Integers

E-D

1.2

Fractions

ED

1.3

Decimals

1.4

Powers and roots Understand the meaning of surds

Convert recurring decimals into fractions

B
B

Manipulate surds, including rationalising the denominator

B A*

Use index laws to simplify and evaluate numerical expressions

CA

Evaluate highest common factors and lowest common multiples C


Express integers as the product of prime factors
1.5

Set language and Understand sets defined in algebraic terms


notation
Understand and use subsets

C
CA
CA

Understand and use the complement of a set


CA
Use Venn diagrams to represent sets and the number of elements
CA
in the set

1.6

1.7
1.8
1.9

1.10 Application of
number
1.11 Electronic
calculator

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Solve compound interest problems

Divide a quantity in a given ratio, use proportionality

ED

Use the notation n(A) for the number of elements in the set A

CA

Use sets in practical situations

CA

Percentages and Percentage increase and decrease


the Use of
Use reverse percentages
Multipliers
Use repeated percentage change
Ratio and
proportion
Degree of
accuracy
Standard form

Solve problems using upper and lower bounds where values are
given to a degree of accuracy
Express numbers in the form a x 10n where n is an integer and
.

DB
CB
B

Solve problems involving standard form.


B
Everyday situations, standard units of mass, length, area, volume,
ED
capacity. Time, money, currency conversions.

Be able to use it properly.

ED

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2. Equations, formulae and identities
2.1

Use of symbols

Use index notation involving fractional, negative and zero powers A

2.2

Algebraic
manipulation

Expand the product of two linear expressions

2.3

2.4

2.5
2.6

2.7

2.8

Understand the concept of quadratic expressions and be able to


BA
factorise such expressions
Manipulate algebraic fractions where the numerator and/or the
A A*
denominator can be numeric, linear or quadratic
Expressions and Understand the process of manipulating formulae to change the
formulae
subject, to include cases where the subject may appear twice or C A*
as a power
Linear equations Sole with integer or fractional coefficients in one unknown, which
may appear on both sides of the equation.
ED
Set up simple equations from given data (eg perimeter of a shape)
Proportion
Set up problems involving direct or inverse proportion and relate
BA
algebraic solutions to graphical representation of the equations

Simultaneous
equations

Calculate the exact solution of two unknowns

Interpret the equations as lines and the common solution as the


B
point of intersection

Quadratic
equations

Solve a quadratic equation by factorisation

Solve a quadratic equation by formula

Inequalities

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BA

Form and solve quadratic equations from data given in a context B A*

Solve simultaneous equations in two unknowns, one equation


being a quadratic and the other linear
Solve linear inequalities and define regions defined by these
inequalities
Solve quadratic inequalities in one unknown and represent the
solution on a number line

A*

BA

A A*

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3.1
3.2

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3. Sequences, functions and graphs
Sequences
Use linear expressions to describe the nth term of an arithmetic
sequence
Function notation Understand the concept that a function is a mapping between
elements of two sets

B A*

B A*

Understand the terms domain and range and which values may
B A*
need to be excluded from the domain

Understand and find the composite function fg and the inverse


function f -1

B A*

B A*

Use function notation of the form f(x)= and f : x

3.3

Graphs

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Plot and draw graphs with equation:


where the constants are integers and
some could be zero.
Note: and could be replaced with different letters.
Or:

B A*
In which the constants are numerical and at least three of them
are zero
Find the intersection points of two graphs, one linear

and the
A A*

Understand the concept of a variable rate of change

B A*

Differentiate integer powers of

B A*

other non-linear

. Recognise that the solutions correspond to

the solutions
.
Calculate the gradient of a straight line given the coordinates of
two points

3.4

Calculus

Recognise that equations of the form

are straight line

graphs with gradient

axis at

and intercept on the

Determine gradients, rates of change, turning points (maxima and


A A*
minima) by differentiation and relate these to graphs
Distinguish between maxima and minima by considering the
A A*
shape of the graph
Apply calculus to linear kinematics and to other simple practical
A A*
problems (speed, distance, time)

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AO2: Shape, space and measures


4. Geometry
4.1

Lines and triangles

4.2

Polygons

Alternate, corresponding and interior angles

D
C

Interior angles and their sum, exterior angles and their sum
Properties of quadrilaterals incl. Kite, rhombus, trapezium,
parallelogram, congruence

ED

4.3

Symmetry

Lines of symmetry, order of rotational symmetry

ED

4.4

Measures

Distance, speed, time. Degrees, bearings. Clocks.

ED

4.5

Constructions

4.6

Circle Properties

Scale drawing
Bisector of an angle, perpendicular bisector of a line.
Recognise radius, diameter, circumference, tangent, arc, sector,
chord, segment.
Understand and use the external and internal properties of
intersecting chords

BA

BA

B A*

A A*

CB

CB

Recognise the term cyclic quadrilateral

4.7
4.8

4.9

Understand and use angle properties of the circle including:


Angle subtended by an arc at the centre of the circle is twice
the angle subtended at any point on the remaining part of
the circumference
Angle subtended at the circumference by a diameter is a
right angle
Angles in the same segment are equal
Opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary
The alternate segment theorem
Geometrical
Provide reasons using standard geometrical statements to
reasoning
support angles found in a geometrical context
Trigonometry and Understand and use sine, cosine and tangent including obtuse
Pythagoras
angles
theorem
Understand and use angles of elevation and depression

Mensuration

4.10 3D shapes and


volume
4.11 Similarity

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Understand and use the cosine and sine rules

A A*

Use Pythagoras's theorem in 2D and 3D

C- A

Use of the formula

BA

Use trigonometric methods to solve 3D problems, including


finding the angle between a line and a plane

A A*

Find perimeters and areas of sectors of circles

for the area of any triangle

Find the surface area and volume of a sphere, cone, cylinder and
A A*
prism

Convert between volume measures

Understand that the areas of similar figures are in the ratio of the
A A*
square of their corresponding sides
Volumes of similar figures are in the ratio of the cube of
corresponding sides
A A*
Solving problems

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Vectors and transformation geometry
5.1

5.2

Vectors

Transformation
geometry

6.2

6.3

Understand and use vector notation

B A*

Multiply vectors by a scalar

B A*

Add and subtract vectors

B A*

Calculate the modulus of a vector


(or magnitude)
Find the resultant of two or more vectors

B A*

A A*

Apply simple geometrical proofs

A A*

Rotations, reflections, translations and enlargements

D-B

AO3: Handling data


6. Statistics
6.1

Understand that a vector has both magnitude and direction

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Graphical
Construct and interpret histograms
representation of
Construct cumulative frequency diagrams from tabulated data
data
Use cumulative frequency diagrams

B A*

Statistical
measures

Estimate the median from a cumulative frequency diagram

Understand the concept of a measure of spread

Find the inter-quartile range from a discrete data set

Estimate the inter-quartile range from a cumulative frequency


diagram
Draw and use tree diagrams

Probability

B
B

Determine the probability that two or more independent events A


will both occur
Use simple conditional probability when combining events
A A*
Apply probability to problems

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B A*