Probability & Statistics 1 by James Nicholson

Probability & Statistics 1 by James Nicholson


Complete Probability & Statistics Part 1 by James Nicholson

(Oxford University Press)

About this book

This book “Probability & Statistics 1” has been written to cover the Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709) course and is fully aligned with the syllabus. In addition to the main curriculum content, you will find:
• ‘Maths in real-life, showing how principles learned in this course are used in the real world.
• Chapter openers, which outline how each topic in the Cambridge 9709 syllabus is used in real-life.

Throughout the book, you will encounter worked examples and a host of rigorous exercises. The examples show you the important techniques required to tackle questions. The exercises are carefully graded, starting from a basic level and going up to exam standard, allowing you plenty of opportunities to practice your skills. Together, the examples and exercises put maths in a real-world context, with a truly international focus.

At the start of each chapter, you will see a list of objectives covered in the chapter. These are drawn from the Cambridge AS and A Level syllabus.

Each chapter begins with a Before you start section and ends with a Summary exercise and Chapter summary. ensuring that you fully understand each topic. Each chapter contains key mathematical terms to improve understanding, highlighted in color, with full definitions provided in the Glossary of terms at the end of the book.

The answers given at the back of the book are concise. However, you should show as many steps in your work as possible. All exam-style questions have been written by the author.

About the author

James Nicholson is an experienced teacher of mathematics at the secondary level, taught for 12 years at Harrow School as well as spent 13 years as Head of Mathematics in a large Belfast grammar school. He is the author of two A Level statistics texts and editor of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics. He has also contributed to a number of other sets of curriculum and assessment materials, is an experienced examiner, and has acted as a consultant for UK government agencies on the accreditation of new specifications.

James ran schools workshops for the Royal Statistical Society for many years, and has been a member of the Schools and Further Education Committee of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications since 2000, including six years as chair, and is currently a member of the Community of Interest group for the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education. He has served as a vice-president of the International Association for Statistics Education for four years and is currently Chair of the Advisory Board to the International Statistical Literacy Project.

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