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# Most popular

### Statistics PracticeTue 27 September 2016

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

### Exam AdvicefreeMon 24 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

### L, S & P PracticeTue 27 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

### Exam Revision PacksSun 16 April 2017

Helping students to prepare for the exams!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, but I suspect that most of... more

### Resources for RevisionMon 10 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

### Paper 1Mon 10 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

### G & T PracticeThu 29 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

### Focus on SetsWed 29 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

### Project InspirationThu 6 October 2016

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

### Calculus PracticeTue 4 October 2016

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

### Possible TasksThu 6 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

### StatisticsMon 26 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

### About IAWed 5 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

### Student writing guideWed 5 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

### Focus - Chi SquaredMon 26 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

### Common ErrorsFri 7 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

### Managing ProjectsfreeWed 5 October 2016

This page offers a number of management strategies for teachers and students for the planning and completion of a good Internal Assessment project in a sensible time frame. When should students start... more

### Number & AlgebraThu 22 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

### Marked ProjectsfreeMon 30 January 2017

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

### Past Paper ReviewfreeMon 10 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

### Functions PracticeMon 3 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

### Statistics Teaching IdeasfreeMon 26 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

### Schemes of WorkMon 19 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 - Quadratic ModelsMon 3 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

### Focus on ProbabilityFri 25 December 2015

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

### Notes FilesfreeSat 3 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

### Marking & ModerationfreeFri 7 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

### Geometry & TrigThu 29 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

### N&A Teaching ideasfreeThu 22 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

### Practise ProjectsThu 6 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

### Web VennsTue 27 September 2016

'What makes a good venn diagram?'Not surprisingly, the internet is full of Venn diagrams. They range from Highly complex to just plain funny with all sorts of categories in between. This page is really... more

### Focus on - Geometric SequencesMon 26 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

### Paper 2Mon 10 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

### Real independence testsfreeMon 26 September 2016

'Get students doing Independence with real, live data to add meaning to this topic'Advances in technology, the Internet and social networking have given us many new opportunities to bring real, live data... more

### Focus - Arithmetic SequencesMon 26 September 2016

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

### About Maths StudiesWed 3 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

### Homicide RatesMon 26 December 2016

This is an able students who has, in general, shown excellent attention to detail and this has come across in this internal assessment. The student studies geography and has a real interest in human geography... more

### Focus on Non-right angle trigonometryThu 17 November 2016

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

### The CriteriaFri 7 October 2016

This page talks through the process of interpreting the criteria, encouraging the right kind of content from students and awarding the marks. It is intended as practical elaboration on information available... more

### Focus on Calculus ConceptTue 4 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

### Sets of QuadrilateralsTue 27 September 2016

'All squares are rectangles!?!? - do you agree? What else can we say about quadrilaterals?'Look at quadrilaterals like you never have done before! Using dynamic geometry (geogebra) or the applet below,... more

### Human Venn DiagramsTue 27 September 2016

'Where do you fit on the giant Venn Diagram?'Help students get to grips with Venn diagrams by making a giant one with playground chalk, coming up with different ways of classifying themselves and jumping... more

### Box plots - why?Mon 26 September 2016

What is in a bunch of numbers? What stories do the numbers tell? It all depends on the way we look at them! Probably, we all have different instincts about what we might do with a given group of numbers.... more

### Focus on SOHCAHTOASun 18 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

### N & A Internet GuidefreeTue 24 July 2012

This page is intended to list and outline some of the best resources available online to support the teaching and learning of this module. These will mostly be videos, virtual manipulatives and articles.... more

### Favourite moviesMon 9 January 2017

This is a student that struggles a lot with some fundamental mathematical ideas and applications of those ideas and - as such - the project is not breathtaking. That said, the student has followed their... more

### Logic, Sets & ProbabilityMon 26 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

### Focus - Sets of numbersMon 26 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

### Comparing Data DistributionsSun 16 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