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New Internal Assessment - a Comparison14 January 2019

The below, and linked pages, aims to help Studies teachers understand the similarities and differences between the current Studies 'Projects' and the current (to be updated once the 'new exploration criteria'... more

New 'Exploration' Internal Assessment14 January 2019

The below, and linked pages, aims to help Studies teachers understand the similarities and differences between the current Studies 'Projects' and the current (to be updated once the 'new exploration criteria'... more

GDP and Fertility Exploration marks14 January 2019

This Project highlights some of the key differences between criterion G: Notation and Terminology, compared to criterion B: Mathematical presentation for the Exploration.B - Mathematical communication:... more

Popular Lyrics - Exploration marks14 January 2019

This was always an interesting idea and the candidate was determined to pursue it, despite the fact that the available data, whilst good, was likely to limit the potential of the project. These issues... more

Human Development - Exploration marks13 January 2019

This Project serves to highlight the below differences between a 'Project' and an 'Exploration'.C - Personal Engagement and the Projects criterion B - Information/MeasurementIssues pertaining to data... more

Gun Crime - Exploration marks13 January 2019

This project provides a useful example of the below key differences in the current exploration marking criteria compared to the Studies Project. B - Mathematical communication(i) predictions using a greater... more

Aircraft - Exploration marks13 January 2019

The difference between the marks below and the 'Project' marks can be explained, and relatively easily improved, by addressing the points mentioned in the 'Writing a Studies style project with the Exploration... more

Internal Assessmentfree11 January 2019

A good project for Internal Assessment can be the backbone of a good grade and good experience on the Maths Studies course. Obviously at 20% of the course grade, its importance speaks for itself, but... more

New Curriculum(2019): Applicationsfree11 January 2019

The April 2017 IB release describing the new curriculum shows (you need to log-in to your "My IB" account before trying to access these links) two new mathematics courses for which the Standard level... more

CAS Ideasfree8 January 2019

A quick note about CAS. As a teacher and a parent of IB students I think, on balance, that CAS is a terrific thing and am glad it is part of the whole picture. There are some downsides though and these... more