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N & A New Syllabus 2019free17 March 2019

The new Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation syllabus is out and published on the IB website. Log in to your MyIB account and head to this link . It is a new course with a new name and renewed... more

Applications SL Scheme of Workfree8 March 2019

The design and elements of the course actually allow for a good deal of creativity in designing a course. For that reason, I can see a number of useful schemes of work where teachers vary according to... more

Functions - New Syllabus 2019free8 March 2019

The new Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation syllabus is out and published on the IB website. Log in to your MyIB account and head to this link . It is a new course with a new name and renewed... more

New Syllabusfree9 June 2019

The time is approaching! What do you need to know and how are we helping?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).... more

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

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

Project Inspiration18 October 2017

The idea of a Mathematical project or investigation is something that always really excites a lot of Maths teachers, but often Maths Studies students need a little bit more persuasion to get excited.... 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

Stats - New Syllabus 2019free8 March 2019

The new Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation syllabus is out and published on the IB website. Log in to your MyIB account and head to this link . It is a new course with a new name and renewed... more

G and T - New syllabus 2019free8 March 2019

The new Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation syllabus is out and published on the IB website. Log in to your MyIB account and head to this link . It is a new course with a new name and renewed... 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

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

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

A management example27 May 2019

Everything in one place - The main feature of this strategy is to have student complete all the stages of their work from conception to write up, on a Google doc (and a spreadsheet) that is shared between... 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

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

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

Category 2 Workshopfree26 April 2019

Category 2 - Workshop - Berlin - 23 - 25 August 2019This workshop provides opportunities for experienced DP teachers to explore and develop their understanding, delivery and management of this course... 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

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

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

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 - 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 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

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

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 Probability1 June 2019

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

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

Past Paper Reviewfree10 October 2016

This section is intended as place to keep records of the different exams that have been produced for the syllabus in which the first exams were taken in May 2014. Reviewing these exams is a really important... 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

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

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

Indices & Logs SL9 June 2019

Here are some teaching slides that you might use with your students. At SL, students are required to understand the notation and the concept of a logarithm a the inverse of an index. 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

Practise Projects6 October 2016

Time is probably the teachers biggest complaint when it comes to fitting in different ideas into a syllabus and it is so with good reason! As a result, it is often beneficial to look for ways in which... 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

Mathematical Models29 September 2016

'A guide for for teaching! Ideas and resources and lessons to look forward to'This page is good for the 'Mathematical models' unit in the new syllabus and the 'Functions' unit from the previous one! more

Notes Filesfree3 January 2015

As mentioned before, these files have arisen from looking for a solution to note taking in class. The result has become a useful revision tool. I did not want to spend time creative comprehensive notes... 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

Possible Tasks6 October 2016

There is no doubt that the best projects come from students that have come up with their own idea. They may not be the first students to do so, but the idea was original to them and then they had help... more

Modelling World Population Growthfree29 September 2016

How has the World's population been changing?Page under constructionMathematical models are thrown about all over the place but they are often difficult to understand. They actually underpin a huge amount... more

About Maths Studies3 December 2014

Mathematical studies is one of the the Mathematics courses available for students in group 5 of the IB hexagon. It is a standard level course and as such is weighted equally with Mathematics SL (Standard... more

Number Ones - Project journey8 May 2019

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

Project Maps7 June 2017

Without a doubt, the hardest part of this Internal Assessment task is settling on ideas that a) interest you, b) have the potential to make for good investigations. On the upside there are thousands of... more

Half My Age29 September 2016

'How many times will you be half the age of one of your parents? A look at modelling with functions'On his 20th birthday a man realizes that he is now exactly ½ the age of his Mother who is 40. This... 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

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

Schemes of Work19 September 2016

How and where to fit this course into the time allowed is a constant concern for most teachers. If you are an experienced teacher of Maths Studies then you have probably arrived at numerous versions of... more

Focus on SOHCAHTOA18 September 2016

This part of trigonometry can be seen in the recurring relationships between the sides of right angles triangles. The relationship means that we can use two bits of information about a triangle to work... more

Introduction8 July 2015

This is the first of 7 criterion on which the project will be marked. This sets the tone for everything that follows.ScoreDescription0There is no clear statement about what the project is about – No... more