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L, S & P Practice27 January 2019

This page has a variety of tasks designed for practise and revision. Practice questions are an important part consolidating students' understanding of a concept. They can be found from numerous sources... more

Calculus Practice27 January 2019

Practice questionsThis page has a variety of tasks designed for practise and revision. Practice questions are an important part consolidating students' understanding of a concept. They can be found from... more

Statistics Practice18 August 2018

This page has a variety of tasks designed for practice and revision. Practice questions are an important part consolidating students' understanding of a concept. They can be found from numerous sources... more

Mock Exam14 April 2018

'A paper students have not seen before'This page offers two whole exam papers that students will not have seen before. As I teacher I find I can never have enough practice of exam style questions and... more

G & T Practice28 January 2018

This page has a variety of tasks designed for practise and revision. Practice questions are an important part consolidating students' understanding of a concept. They can be found from numerous sources... more

The Normal Distribution2 May 2018

The normal distribution is a fascinating, naturally occurring phenomenon that has very relevant applications to understanding the world around us. When a data set is normally distributed it has some key... more

Functions Practice3 October 2016

This page has a variety of tasks designed for practise and revision. Practice questions are an important part consolidating students' understanding of a concept. They can be found from numerous sources... more

Focus - Chi Squared26 September 2016

The chi squared independence tests is a widely used technique for looking for a relationship between variables that are categorical. We can use a scatter graph to look for a relationship between GDP and... more

Focus on Probability18 July 2017

Possibly the most relevant, useful and appropriate part of any mathematics course in schools! Everyone has an intuitive understanding of probability at its most simple level, but it is amazing how short... more

Resources for Revision10 October 2016

Obviously this is a crucial part of any exam program and over the year I have tried lots of different ideas. On this page you will find ideas about when and how revision can be offered and some recources... more

Focus on - Quadratic Models3 October 2016

Quadratic functions are those in the form f(x) = ax2 + bx + c, and have fascinated mathematicians for centuries. They have some fundamental properties that will explored in this unit. Probably the best... more

Paper 110 October 2016

A bullet point description of paper 1The following outlines how accuracy is examined to the best of my understanding. A new ruling on accuracy was brought into play in November 2011. A principle reason... more

N & A New Syllabus 201917 February 2019

With changes just around the corner, this page is to help us all understand what changes are coming and the new syllabus compares with the old syllabus. There is already a lot of information available... more

Focus on - Exponential models1 July 2018

The exponential function is set apart from other families of functions because of the fundamental impact of having the variable in the exponent. It stops being a multiplier and starts being more 'powerful'... more

N&A Teaching ideasfree22 September 2016

Here you should find a wealth of resources that can be used by you and your students for teaching this topic. The resources at the top of the page are activities and investigations aimed at creating a... more

Focus - Arithmetic Sequences27 September 2018

Arithmetic sequences, those where each term differs from the previous by the same common difference, are a key conceptual element of the course. Strongly linked with linear growth, this important idea... more

Focus on Sets29 March 2017

Sets, subsets, intersections and so on. Sets are a mathematical way of classifying objects by means of clear definitions. Any given object has a number of properties that can be sued to classify it and... more

Focus on Calculus Concept4 October 2016

This is the first of three sections on differential calculus. This is significant branch of mathematics with lots of applications. It builds very nicely on other concepts in the course and those you are... more

Focus on stationary points and optimisation14 July 2016

In this section we look at how calculus is used to find the local maximum and minimum values of functions and, as such, how that is used to optimise. This is done both in the abstract and in context but... more

Curriculum Review and 2019free7 November 2018

Many of you will know that the IB diploma program has a review policy that means it reviews its curriculum every 7 years. The goal is to make sure that the curriculum evolves with demands and it is, for... more

Logic, Sets & Probability26 September 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'A fantastic element of the course, this unit gives importance to a part of Mathematics that is otherwise easily overlooked.... more

Exam Revision Packs2 April 2018

Helping students to prepare for the exams!NEW - The Calculus pack has landed - This page is the home of a series of revision packs designed for the final stages of the course. We all run our courses differently,... more

Calculus3 October 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'This page is good for the units from both the new and previous syllabi 'Introduction to differential calculs'. more

Marking & Moderationfree7 October 2016

This page is intended to offer guidance and advice for the marking and moderation of Internal Assessment projects that should be considered a practical elaboration of information included in IB documentation.... more

Student writing guide5 October 2016

This section offers students advice and guidance for writing their projects. This can be tricky for teachers. We have to walk the fine line between offering students constructive and supportive advice... more

G & T Teaching Ideasfree27 September 2016

Here you should find a wealth of resources that can be used by you and your students for teaching this topic. The resources at the top of the page are activities and investigations aimed at creating a... more

Financial Mathematics26 September 2016

This is one of the most obviously relevant parts of the course and from my experience, students show an appreciation for that. That said, very few students are actually involved with borrowing and investing... more

Frequency Distribution Match24 October 2017

In order to think about the properties of a ‘Normal’ distribution, it is probably important to consider the whole notion of a statistical distribution. In this activity, we will do just that! The... more

Geometry & Trig29 September 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'This page is good for the unit with this name in both the new and previous syllabi!This is a big, key topic in the syllabus... more

A project journey7 November 2018

This page is designed to give an example of how students might go from an idea or an inspiration to an actual project that fits the criteria. As teachers we have to work hard to keep this journey on track... more

New Syllabusfree17 February 2019

The word is out! What do you need to know?You can now find the guides for the the two new mathematics courses on MYIB at this link (you will need your password for access). They have been in production... more

Focus on - Geometric Sequences26 September 2016

The Geometric sequence is a fundamental bit of mathematics that is an inherent part of exponential growth and decay. Their properties are simple in nature but they are often counter intuitive. The key... more

Focus - Sets of numbers26 September 2016

This topic is about the the 4 key sets and subsets of our number system. This as fundamental bit of mathematics that can be easily lost if not covered properly. Students need to explore the notion of... more

Focus on Non-right angle trigonometry4 February 2018

Here we take trigonometry to the next level by working with triangles that do not have a right angle. We will work on three key rules. The Sine rule, the Cosine rule and the formula for th area of a triangle.... more

Volume and Surface Area17 September 2017

This section is all about the volume and surface area of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres! All of these shapes has their own unique properties and this section is about understanding and... more

Focus - Cumulative Frequency26 September 2016

This topic is all about these two related tools for helping us look at how a data set is spread out. Learn about filling in cumulative frequency tables, plotting the corresponding curves and using the... more

Independence Day26 September 2016

'Is political persuasion dependent on Gender? How can we tell - an introduction to independence tests'When two data sets are numerical we can look for correlation using scatter graphs and linear regression... more

Focus on correlation and regression7 November 2018

The search for meaningful relationships between two variables. Here we take the leap from 1 variable to 2 variable data analysis. In any given survey we collect data for a number of 'items' surveyed.... more

Stats - New Syllabus 201923 July 2018

With changes just around the corner, this page is to help us all understand what changes are coming and the new syllabus compares with the old syllabus. There is already a lot of information available... more

Optimal Jumble4 October 2016

'Piece this puzzle together by splitting up the three problems into a logical order'This problem is all about the 9 steps of 3 different optimisation problems. These have been cut up in to 27 pieces and... more

Statistics26 September 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'This page is good for both the 'Descriptive Statistics' and 'Statistical Applications' units in the new syllabus and the 'Statistics'... more

Number & Algebra22 September 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'This page is good for the 'Number and Algebra' units from both the new and previous syllabi! There is also a sub-section for... more

Dopey Logicfree27 September 2016

'Can you make a sound and valid argument for the legalisation of Marijuana?'The 'legalise it' debate is one that is regularly in the news these days. What are your views? What arguments do you back your... more

Comparing Data Distributions16 October 2016

'Whose results are best? Boys, Girls, Monkeys, Martians, Flying pigs, Babies or Robots?' All of the above species were asked to take a multiple choice mathematics test and the results were recorded. Now... more

Common Errors7 October 2016

Common errors are both surprising and then not! There are bound to be things that are that much more difficult or that much more likely to be left out, but at the same time, if we know about them then... more

Quadratic Linksfree3 October 2016

'Use logical deduction to piece this quadratic puzzle together and make lots of quadratic links!'How much information do you need about a quadratic function before you can sketch it? How do you find the... more

Exam Advice24 April 2017

This page is a simple list of things that you can do and prepare for relating to exam technique. Small things that can make a big difference. We should all know that there are more things to life than... more

Paper 210 October 2016

A bullet point description of paper 1The following outlines how accuracy is examined to the best of my understanding. A new ruling on accuracy was brought into play in November 2011. A principle reason... more

About IA5 October 2016

This page is intended as a a brief guide to the IA process and the paperwork you should have to hand for planning and running it. This will be most appropriate for those new to teaching the course, but... more

Quadratic Properties3 October 2016

'Discover more about the enduring properties of quadratics and their symmetry!'How can you tell from a quadratic function what its going to look like and where its going to be? Are they always symmetrical?... more