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Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for differentiation basics► syllabus content for the Calculus Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus section 6.1 ); HL syllabus (see syllabus section 6.1).The introductory content for differential calculus is not too different between Maths HL and Maths SL. In both courses students need to understand the limit definition of the derivative (first principles)...
There are currently 324 problems (162 SL + 162 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 #162There are two growing sets of 'problems' (one for SL and another for HL) with new 'problems' added every week to each set (along with a worked solution). The idea behind the Problem...
Sample Paper 1 and Paper 2 mock exams for SL & HLThree sets (A, B & C) of mock exams (pairs of Paper 1 & Paper 2 exams) for both Maths SL and Maths HL are available on the Sample Mock Exams page (12 exams in all). These original mock exams do not contain any past IB exam questions. A markscheme / solution key is available for each exam.There is a strong argument that the most important...
Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for lines & planes in space (vectors)► syllabus content for the Vectors Topic: HL syllabus (see syllabus section 4.7 ).Course planning / teaching notes:A significant difference between the syllabus content for the Vectors topic in SL and HL is that planes are not included in SL. Lines in 2D and 3D are in both SL and HL. However, in SL only the...
Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for trigonometric functions, equations & identities► syllabus content for the Trigonometry Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus sections 3.2-3.5); HL syllabus (see syllabus sections 3.2-3.6)A key aspect of solving trigonometric equations is whether or not an exact solution is required. It is very important that students get sufficient practice in solving...
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...
Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for triangle trigonometry & applications► syllabus content for the Trigonometry Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus section 3.6); HL syllabus (see syllabus section 3.7)Course planning / teaching notes:'Triangle' trigonometry includes parts of the Topic 3 - Circular Functions & Trigonometry that involves triangles - both right and non-right...
Quick links: ► downloadable teaching materials for angles, circles, arcs & sectors ► syllabus content for the Trigonometry Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus section 3.1); HL syllabus (see syllabus section 3.1) Most questions involving circles, radian measure, arcs and sectors require what I like to refer to as geometric problem solving. This kind of problem solving puts a lot of emphasis on...
Quick links:► downloadable teaching materials for exponents & logarithms► syllabus content for the Algebra Topic: SL syllabus (see syllabus section 1.2); HL syllabus (see syllabus section 1.2).It's absolutely critical that students have a firm understanding of the relationship between exponential expressions/functions and logarithmic expressions/functions. When covering this material it...
This section will contain collections of 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 Exercisesnew set of 15 review questions (P1 and P2) for Algebra and Functions & Equations HL topic on the Sets of HL Review Exercises pageThe SL(HL) Review Exercises are written...
I really like the continuously expanding InThinking Maths HL & SL resources. I always find something useful among the plentiful, practical, well-formatted resources - including notes, assignments, assessments, and interesting student pages. Absolutely...
I love the "accessible" to "discriminating" levelled questions. They are great for differentiation in the classroom - especially as time in the IB classroom is so precious. Students start work at their own comfort level, discuss in...
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.
24 November 2018
Something which I think that is often not emphasized or valued enough when teaching mathematics is encouraging students to visualize a graph,... more
16 Jan Vivek Gandhi
Sample ExplorationsTim, Thanks a million.
16 Jan Tim Garry
differentiation basicsDenise, Thanks very much for pointing out that something was wrong with Q.1 on Differentiation Practice 2 exercise set. The answer/solution is correct for Q.1. It's the instructions for the question that were incorrect. The given function...
15 Jan Denise Williams
differentiation basicsThe answer to #1 on Differentiation Practice 2 is incorrect. Any chance you could update with a corrected Worked Out Solutions? Thanks!
14 Jan Tim Garry
Sample ExplorationsVivek, I generally do not recommend for an HL Exploration to focus on curve fitting using technology because the student will have little opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the mathematics being applied. I suggest taking a look at...
14 Jan Vivek Gandhi
Sample ExplorationsI mean, how high is it graded is it is done with GeoGebra where curve fitting is done with only a few points ?
14 Jan Vivek Gandhi
Sample Explorationsit is not a comment but a question : How is an IA on say, Modelling Batman Logo" in HL ?
13 Jan Tim Garry
Mock ExamsPaul, Thanks for spotting the errors. The graph in (f) will need to be corrected. For (g), domain is x>=7/2, x not equal to 4; and you've pointed out correct range for (h). Thanks very much for your feedback. I will make corrections to the...
13 Jan Paul Marshall
Mock ExamsI believe there are errors in the solution key to HL Mock Set C Paper 2 Q9g and Q9h. In 9h, the domain of the composition cannot include 3 as the domain of f is greater than or equal to 7/2. Also, in 9h the range of the composition is y less...
13 Jan Tim Garry
Mock ExamsPatrick, Thanks for your query. I'm working hard on the next set (set D) of sample mock exams for SL and HL. The SL Paper 1 and SL Paper 2 mocks will be ready this week and the HL mocks should be ready next week. Hope that works for you.
13 Jan Patrick Sekyi
Mock ExamsHi Tim, When should we expect 2019 sample mocks for both Sl and HL math? Thanks.
11 Jan Patrick Sekyi
Sample Mock ExamsHi Tim, Sorry if this question has already been asked you: when should we expect 2019 mock exam, both SL and HL. Thanks.
7 Jan Tim Garry
IA - ExplorationOmneya, Good question. I recommend that students use Times New Roman font, size 12 with spacing of 1.5