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new site coming ... The site for the new Analysis & Approaches course (SL & HL) will soon be available to all current and new subscribers. With regard to the new Analysis course, check out my Analysis syllabus content and notes (v7) document below - and the Preparing for HL Paper 3 - Analysis page.new problems ... For problems being added to the Problem of the Day (P.o.t.D.) sets for both...
There are currently 374 problems (187 SL + 187 HL) with more problems added every week. There are separate pages for the SL Problem of the Day and for the HL Problem of the DaySL Problem of the Day #187* This problem is suitable for the new Analysis & Approaches course.There are two growing sets of 'problems' (one for SL and another for HL) with new 'problems' added every week...
One of the more significant changes in the new IB maths courses is a completely revamped Paper 3 exam (HL level only). As the Analysis & Approaches Guide puts it, the Paper 3 exam consists of "two compulsory extended response problem-solving questions." Thus, the stated objective of the Paper 3 exam is to assess a student's problem solving skills. There is no additional syllabus...
This section contains collections of exam review questions for both HL and SL. There are three sub-pages included under this page:1. Sets of SL(HL) Review Exercises2. Sets of HL(SL) Review Exercises3. Sets of HL Review ExercisesSet of 12 review questions with GDC allowed (Paper 2): Year1_SLHL_Review on SL(HL) Review ExercisesThe SL(HL) Review Exercises are written primarily with SL students in mind,...
Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for sequences & series► syllabus content for the Algebra Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus section 1.1); HL syllabus (see syllabus section 1.1).new SL Test2 covering sequences & series and binomial theorem in teaching materials below (uploaded 2 January 2019). Worked solutions also available for the test.Although it's interesting (and I...
Teaching in any curriculum system with external exams that assess a student's knowledge of content contained in a prescribed syllabus demands not only a certain level of mathematical knowledge and effective teaching methods, but also requires the teacher to make a significant effort in planning the organizational aspects of teaching the course. One of the fundamental ingredients of this 'course...
Quick links: ► downloadable teaching materials for prior learning topics ► Prior Learning Topics for HL and Prior Learning Topics for SL The Subject Guide for both Maths HL and Maths SL include a section entitled Prior Learning Topics. Formerly it was referred to as Presumed Knowledge. This section attempts to list mathematical topics that students should be familiar with before they take their...
In both Maths HL and Maths SL, it is very important to design some lessons at the start of the first year to gather information and insights as to whether the students arriving in your class(es) are sufficiently prepared so that they have a reasonable chance of being successful in the course. This is especially important for Maths HL.I do not want to scare students away from remaining in either one...
Below are some activities, assessments, materials and ideas that I often find useful at the start of teaching the 1st year of Maths Higher Level. I've presented them in a timeline (week 1,2, 3 etc) of sorts, but there is no necessity to use them in the order they are listed here. Week 1: Although it might be a bit on the harsh side, I give my first year Maths HL students an assessment on the very...
The following is a suggested teaching sequence (plan) for the content in the Maths SL syllabus and the Maths HL Core syllabus. Of course, there is no single teaching sequence which is best for everyone - so it is certainly worth the effort to consider this suggested plan with a critical eye. Nevertheless, I have come up with this teaching sequence after quite a bit of experimentation and fine-tuning....
I highly recommend any IB Mathematics teacher who is seeking expert guidance on how best to teach either Standard Level or Higher Level Mathematics in today's classroom to subscribe to the InThinking website. It is an invaluable resource for both...
Great site. Dense with great ideas and useful printable student material. It has added an extra dimension to my teaching and given me several successful plan B options. Well done Tim.
I highly recommend that HL teachers use your site. I am still amazed at all it has to offer. The wealth of material has made it so much easier for me to provide my students with problems that will help them learn any thing from the basics to accepting...
1 June 2019
Question: Two fair six-sided dice are rolled. What is the probability that at least one of the dice shows a five facing up? more
15 Aug Andrea Williamson
new syllabus > new websiteHi Tim! Thank you for letting me know with all that you're doing. I'm sure it's a lot of work but just know everyone is going to be so grateful for all you have done. I look forward to seeing what you have at the end of the month. I don't mind...
13 Aug Tim Garry
new syllabus > new websiteHi Andrea, Thanks for the question. We are striving to launch the two new sites by the end of August. It will not be a 'finished' product and will certainly be in development for a while but I hope to start sharing some ideas and materials...
12 Aug Andrea Williamson
new syllabus > new websiteHi Tim. Just checking in to see when the new website will be ready. ;o) We start school August 14, this wednesday and I would love to see what you have done.
25 Jul Jamie Brown
Site GuideThis is brilliant. Big fan of your work and resources Tim.
21 Jul Ruchira Som
Sample Mock Examsthanks Tim for the resources. It's a great revision tool.
17 Jul Tim Garry
new syllabus > new websiteRiddhi, Thanks for the question. Teaching with an emphasis on understanding is nothing new - an approach that effective teachers have been emplyoing for a long time but I do appreciate that the IB has been putting more of a focus on it in the...
14 Jul Riddhi Rai
new syllabus > new websiteHi Tim! As I wait eagerly for the new site to be launched, please allow me to ask this query. You may be aware about the ATL's push towards 'Conceptual Understanding' and the 12 fundamental concepts ( ). While you draw your course outline for...
3 Jul Tim Garry
new syllabus > new websiteSanjiv, Yes subscriptions are separate for the Analysis course site and the Applications course site - the same as the subscriptions are separate for the Math HL-SL site and the Math Studies site. Thanks for asking the question.
3 Jul Sanjiv James
new syllabus > new websiteHi! Will I need two seperate subscriptions to access the Analysis & approaches and the Application and Interpretation website?
24 Jun Tim Garry
new syllabus > new websiteAndrea & Elisabetta, Thank you for your queries about the new site for the Analysis & Approaches course. I plan for the new site to be launched within the next couple of weeks.
24 Jun Andrea Williamson
new syllabus > new websiteThank you for asking Elisabetta, I was wondering the same thing. Thank you Tim, for all your hard work with the current site and the new site. I would like to do some planning this summer and would like to look at the new site before school...
24 Jun Elisabetta Pastori
new syllabus > new websiteDear Tim when the new two InThinking websites will be active?