Discover how Lightbook works


Review the recommended technical specifications



Personalised, flexible and engaging features allow students to receive points and badges as they complete readings and tasks, helping them stay engaged with the platform.



Hints provide some immediate guidance to students in need of assistance. They allow for self-directed learning and support the student when a teacher isn't available.



Clickable glossary words within some chapters allow students to view the definition without leaving the page they’re on.



Students have the autonomy to access worked examples as they complete exercises to check their understanding.

Before you begin


‘Before you begin’ establishes students' readiness to tackle the upcoming chapter. Students and teachers can quickly and easily see what topics need further revision.



Auto-correcting exercises appear halfway through a chapter to assess progress.

Chapter review


‘Chapter review’ consolidates and reviews concepts at the end of the chapter, helping to apply learning to a greater range of problems.

Past exams


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

Active theory


In mathematics, active exercises are used to practice and consolidate theory. And students' responses are tracked in the Progress Tracker.

Active exercises


In mathematics, active exercises are used to practice and consolidate theory. And students' responses are tracked in the Progress Tracker.

Recommended technical specifications

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 keep their browsers up-to-date to achieve the 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

Lightbook has a responsive design, meaning the contents adapt to any device. Lightbook will work on a smartphone, however, we would not recommend it as the ideal primary device for learning, due to the small screen size. Tablets are a more suitable device for using Lightbook.

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi connection and/or 3G mobile data access (performance degradation and charges may be incurred if using your device 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