First Edition Books Still Available

While there are only a few dozen copies of the second edition workbook still available from Richard Heath’s IB Bookshop in the UK (and, as of today, a single copy available on, I still have about 500 copies of the first edition workbook available in my warehouse here in Canada.
If, as was the case in most schools, you fear that the move to distance learning made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some important concepts and skills not being learnt adequately, I would recommend that you consider distributing the workbook to students as a learning and revision aid.

While the focus this year will understandably be on getting students in IB1 off to a good start under the new syllabus, don’t forget to ensure also that your IB2 students have everything they need to do well in their exams in May and November.

Orders of the book will come with a printed list of corrections as well as an electronic copy of the quantitative exercises that were the primary improvement featured in the second edition. The solution key to the book’s exercises has always been freely available.

For schools in North America, the value proposition is compelling. I am happy to move the books at printing cost ($5) plus postage ($2-$3 per copy if ordered in a class set, $15 if ordered singly), for a total cost of between $7 and $20 per copy. I am happy to ship copies to schools in Europe and Asia as well, but be aware that the postage costs will be markedly higher.

If you are interested in ordering copies for your students, please send me an email (

Finally, if you are interested in reading my most recent articles published this past month entitled “Temporary COVID-19 measures must not become permanent” and “Serious crash or fatal plunge,” please go to the bottom of the Articles page.

All the best for the upcoming academic year, which, being 2020, I am sure still has some surprises in store for us.

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