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As the name of this page suggests this is the section where we have tried to present the most essential information regarding two matters: (1) using this site (site guide), and (2) some of the basic necessities (syllabus info, course planning, etc) for teaching Maths HL and/or Maths SL.

This section of the website also contains basic information that you may wish to refer back to from time to time.  For example, in the SL & HL Syllabus Content sub-section there are pages that have a comprehensive description of the syllabus content both for Maths HL and Maths SL.  These pages are more than simply a list of the syllabus content but also serve as a starting point to find resources on this site relevant to certain syllabus items.  Much of the syllabus content listed on these two pages are dynamically linked to pertinent teaching materials and resources.

Whether you are new to teaching IB Maths or an experienced IB maths teacher, this section of the site is the best place to start.  For example, if you're an experienced teacher and have already established a course plan for teaching either HL or SL you may not be so interested in viewing the IB Maths Overview page or the Course Planning sub-section, but you can get a lot out of taking a look through the Resources sub-section, the Technology sub-section and even the Top Tips sub-section.  We are continually adding information and material to our collection of resources that we consider to be helpful to mathematics teachers in general and teachers of IB mathematics in particular.

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Top Tips 17 November 2019

1. Read the subject report for your course(s) from the most recent exam sessions (of course there are no subject reports...

Syllabus content (TN) 23 July 2020

In the red box below are a set of notes on how the new syllabus for Analysis & Approaches compares to the current (or 'old')...

Syllabus content (SN) 23 July 2020

click on topic to skip down to that section of the syllabusTopic 1: Number and AlgebraTopic 2: FunctionsTopic 3: Geometry...

Course Planning 31 December 2019

Teaching in any curriculum system with external exams demands not only a certain level of mathematical knowledge and effective...

Start Here 20 November 2019

This site is organized to complement and coordinate with the content - especially the syllabus content - of the new IBDP...

IBDP Maths Overview 20 November 2019

The figure below shows the overall structure of IBDP mathematics (first exams May 2021) consisting of two courses: Analysis...

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