This course is taught over 2 years and
meets the IB requirements of a Standard Level course. The first year
is designated Math S1IB and the second as Math S2 IB.
The Mathematics SL course is designed
to develop an appreciation and understanding of mathematics beyond
algebra and geometry. This 2-year course includes topics from
Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and AP Calculus. Students will connect prior
knowledge to new content while expanding their problem solving skills
and logical thinking. Introduction of material will include a focus on
the cultural aspect of mathematicians, mathematical discoveries, and
differences in notation and vocabulary. Students will be expected to
use appropriate notation, terminology, and problem solving skills
including a variety of methods from analytical to technological.
Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge through a
variety of assessments including portfolio tasks, paper/pencil tests,
and assignments. The external assessment, as prescribed by the
International Baccalaureate Organization, will be administered at the
culmination of the 2-year course.
Mathematical Studies SL
Math Studies SL follows the
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum requirements
for this standard level course (minimum 150 hours of instruction).
Topics included during this full year course will include: Statistics,
Probability, Financial Mathematics, Trigonometry, and Set Theory, in
addition to further study of select topics from Algebra II.
Significant time is devoted to understanding the connections between
math topics and their varied uses in a variety of professional fields.
In addition to traditional assignments, quizzes and tests, students will
be required to complete one major project that demonstrates their
knowledge of multiple math concepts. An external assessment is given at
the end of the course and is required for students who want Math
Studies to count as one of the additional requirements for the Academic