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Pearson Lightbook is designed for today’s classroom, incorporating your existing resources - textbook, homework book, workbook, study guide, exam preparation and more - into a single digital learning platform. Based on sound academic research, all features of Lightbook are designed to support and enhance learning and student achievement.


* Explore Lightbook features in-depth with our series of videos. Watch them now.

* Discover all the features at a glance. View them now.

* Uncover the technical specifications to make sure you are digitally ready. Read the tech specs.

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Series of in-depth Lightbook videos

To support your transition from print to digital, we've created a series of Pearson Lightbook videos.

Pearson Lightbook Overview

Introducing Pearson Lightbook - a next generation digital resource designed to help you accelerate your students' learning and illuminate their minds.




Progress Tracker

This video demonstrates the features of the Pearson Lightbook Progress Tracker. Recommended for teachers.


Key Features and Functionality

By using state-of-the-art technology, Pearson Lightbook gives you the power to bring a new depth of understanding and interaction into the classroom. Even better, you can direct students to interactive worked examples, questions, hints and more, to demonstrate, practice and test a concept at the point of learning.


Progress Tracker

The Progress Tracker is a dashboard for students and the teacher to review progress on all auto-correcting exercises, with the ability to give feedback to the student. It gives students a digital record of their progress and achievement on questions and exercises which is tracked and stored for both the teacher and student to access.



Worked examples

Working digitally lets you go beyond text to explain a concept. Worked examples are embedded throughout Lightbook.



Jump Codes

Navigate quickly to any section of the Lightbook by typing in the code. Teachers can assign the jump code to their class through their learning management system or on the board when the class starts.




Features at a glance


Hints consider what a teacher might say to a student in need of assistance. They allow for self directed learning and support the student when the teacher isn't accessible.


Active Theory

In Mathematics students learn concepts through interactive activities and worked examples.

active theory


Students can click on glossary words in the chapter to see the definition without leaving the page they’re on.


Active exercises

In Mathematics active exercises are used to practice and consolidate theory - students' responses are tracked in progress tracker.

chapter review

Past Exams

Past Western Australian exam papers (Maths Year 12) and unseen practice exam papers (Science) can be downloaded for exam preparation and practise.

Past exams

Cross reference

Students can access the relevant worked examples as they complete exercises to check their understanding.

Cross reference

Before You Begin

Before you begin establishes students' readiness to tackle the upcoming chapter. Students and teachers can see what needs further revision.

Before you begin

Chapter Review

Consolidates and reviews concepts across a chapter and applies learning to a greater range of problems.


active exercise

Half time

Auto-correcting exercises half way through a chapter to assess progress.

Half Time

Recommended Technical Specifications

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Pearson Lightbook is ideally suited to schools that have 1:1 devices for all their students, and a stable internet connection. Recommended devices and browsers are shown below.

Mac and PC

  • Internet connection: stable and reliable 2 Mbps broadband connection (home)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10; Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and above
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher


Recommended Internet Browsers

We recommend that students and teachers have the ability to keep their browsers up-to-date to achieve best performance.

  • Latest versions of Chrome and Firefox (Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher and Windows 7 or higher)
  • Safari 7 and higher (Mac OS X 10.8 and higher)
  • IE11 (Windows 7, 8.1)
  • Edge (Windows 10)
  • Chrome on the latest version of Chrome OS.
  • Safari on the latest version of iOS.
  • Latest version of Chrome on Android 4.0.x or higher

Mobile devices

Pearson Lightbook has a responsive design – meaning the contents adapts to any device. Lightbook will work on a web-enabled smartphone, however we wouldn’t recommend this as an ideal device to learn from due to the small screen size. Tablets are an ideal device for using Pearson Lightbook.

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi connection and/or 3G mobile data access (performance degradation and charges may be incurred if using your device is outside a connected Wi-Fi network).

Apple iPad

  • iPad 4, iPad Air 1 and above, iPad mini 2 and above, iPad Pro.
  • Browser: Safari on the latest version of iOS.

Android tablet

  • Optimised for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 running Chrome on Android 4.2.2
  • Device compatibility: Android tablets from major manufacturers (Samsung, Google)
  • Browser: Chrome on Android 4.0.x or above
  • Processor: ARMv7 or later at 1GHz or higher
  • Display: A minimum width of 768dp is recommended (approximately an 8 inch display). Smaller tablets, such as the Google Nexus 7 (600x960dp display), are best used in landscape orientation.


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