Cambridge International AS & A-Level Mathematics Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 Coursebook


Qualification:Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s):Julian Gilbey, Sue Pemberton, Julianne Hughes

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: Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 matches the corresponding units of the syllabus. It clearly indicates materials required for P3 study only, and contains materials on topics such as logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical solutions of equations, vectors and complex numbers. 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.
  • Written by an experienced author and series editor, who both have experience of teaching and developing high quality resources.


1. Algebra
2. Logarithmic and exponential functions
3. Trigonometry
Cross-topic review exercise 1
4. Differentiation
5. Integration
6. Numerical solutions of equations
Cross-topic review exercise 2
7. Further algebra
8. Further calculus
Cross-topic review exercise 3
9. Vectors
10. Differential equations
11. Complex numbers
Cross-topic review exercise 4
Practice paper P2
Practice paper P3

Additional information

Weight 0.92 kg
Dimensions 22 × 28 × 1.6 cm