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L, S & P Practice27 September 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

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

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

Calculus Practice9 March 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 Curriculum(2019): Applicationsfree17 September 2017

The April 2017 IB release describing the new curriculum shows two new mathematics courses for which the Standard level course is, as for most other IB subjects, a subset of the Higher level course. 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

Marked Projectsfree25 November 2018

The aim of these pages is provide some examples for teachers of projects that have been completed, the marks they were awarded and the justification for those marks. The more such examples we have seen,... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statistics Teaching Ideasfree26 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

N & A New Syllabus 201916 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

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 - 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 - 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

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

Models - New Syllabus 20197 November 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

G and T - New syllabus 201930 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

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

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

Exploring Exponentials23 January 2018

'Thinking about the term 'Exponential'. When and why do we use it? What does it actually mean?'This activity is really a series of short activities and discussions to have to help think about what is... 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 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

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 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

UK Number ones26 September 2016

'What has changed about popular music in the last 60 years? - a mini project'Anyone who likes their music will want to look at this database and test out their theories on how popular music has changed.... 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

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