# IGCSE Additional Math-0606 Handbook 2021-23

## Course Description

Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics supports learners in building competency, confidence and fluency in their use of techniques and mathematical understanding. This course helps learners to develop a feel for quantity, patterns and relationships. Learners will develop their reasoning, problem-solving and analytical skills in a variety of contexts.

Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics provides a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge both for candidates studying mathematics at a higher level and those who will require mathematics to support skills in other subjects. It is designed to stretch the most able candidates.

## Aims

The aims describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. They are not listed in order of priority. The aims are to:

• consolidate and extend their mathematical skills, and use these in the context of more advanced techniques

• further develop their knowledge of mathematical concepts and principles, and use this knowledge for problem solving

• appreciate the interconnectedness of mathematical knowledge

• acquire a suitable foundation in mathematics for further study in the subject or in mathematics-related subjects

• devise mathematical arguments and use and present them precisely and logically

• integrate information technology (IT) to enhance the mathematical experience

• develop the confidence to apply their mathematical skills and knowledge in appropriate situations

• develop creativity and perseverance in the approach to problem solving

• derive enjoyment and satisfaction from engaging in mathematical pursuits, and gain an appreciation of the elegance and usefulness of mathematics

• provide foundation for Higher study.

## Content Overview

1 Functions

3 Equations, inequalities and graphs

4 Indices and surds

5 Factors of polynomials

6 Simultaneous equations

7 Logarithmic and exponential functions

8 Straight line graphs

9 Circular measure

10 Trigonometry

11 Permutations and combinations

12 Series

13 Vectors in two dimensions

14 Differentiation and integration

## Assessment Objectives

The assessment objectives (AOs) are:

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical techniques

Candidates should be able to:

• recall and use mathematical manipulative techniques

• interpret and use mathematical data, symbols and terminology

• comprehend numerical, algebraic and spatial concepts and relationships.

AO2 Apply mathematical techniques

Candidates should be able to:

• recognise the appropriate mathematical procedure for a given situation

• formulate problems into mathematical terms and select and apply appropriate techniques.

Weighting for assessment objectives

The approximate weightings allocated to each of the assessment objectives (AOs) are summarised below.

Assessment objectives as a percentage of the qualification

## Assessment Details

All candidates will take two written papers.

Grades A* to E will be available for candidates who achieve the required standards. Grades F and G will not be available. Therefore, candidates who do not achieve the minimum mark for grade E will be unclassified.

Candidates must show all necessary working; no marks will be given to unsupported answers from a calculator.

Paper 1

2 hours, 80 marks

This paper consists of questions of various lengths.

Electronic calculators are required.

This is a compulsory component for all candidates.

This written paper is an externally set assessment, marked by Cambridge International.

Paper 2

2 hours, 80 marks

This paper consists of questions of various lengths.

Electronic calculators are required.

This is a compulsory component for all candidates.

This written paper is an externally set assessment, marked by Cambridge International.

Each paper includes the formulae list.