Mathematics (SL/ HL)

IB MATHEMATICS: analysis and approaches (SL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Aligned with the aims of IB-DP, the mathematics teaching in our school aims to enhance our students’ mathematical thinking and problem solving skills considering the needs of education in the 21st century, and it aims to apply these skills to their daily lives. Approaches to teaching and learning across the Diploma Programme refer to deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment. These approaches and tools, intrinsically linked with the IB learner profile attributes, enhance student learning and assist student preparation for the Diploma Programme assessment and beyond.

Accordingly, the mathematics course at İELEV contributes to the development of attributes of the IB learner profile, ATL skills and international mindedness.

The aims of all mathematics courses at İELEV as mentioned in IB-DP Mathematics Guide are to enable students to:

1.   enjoy mathematics, and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics
2.   develop an understanding of the concepts, concisely and confidently in a variety of contexts
3.   communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of context
4.   develop logical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem solving to instill confidence in using mathematics
5.   encourage students to develop an explicit variety of skills that will equip them to continue to be actively engaged in learning after they leave school, and to help them not only obtain university admission through better grades but also prepare them for success during tertiary education and beyond
6.   appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
7.   appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other disciplines and as a particular “area of knowledge” in the TOK course.
8.   develop the ability to reflect critically upon students’ own work and the work of others.
9.   allow schools to identify the distinctive nature of an IB Diploma Programme education, with its blend of idealism and practicality.
10. independently and collaboratively extend their understanding of mathematics.

Syllabus outline and content:

Year I:
Number and Algebra (19h), Functions (21h), Geometry and Trigonometry (25h) topics will be covered. Students will also
start their IA work in the first year (20h).

Year II:

Statistics and Probability (27h) and Calculus (28h) topics will be covered in İELEV High School for the second year.
The IA work will be completed at the beginning of the second year (10h).

Assessment Information:

External Assessment:  
Paper 1 Duration:90 min./Weighting: 40%/Marks: 80
Paper 2
 
Duration: 90 min./Weighting: 40%/Marks: 80
Internal Assessment:  
The toolkit and mathematical exploration:    Duration: 30 hours/Weighting: 20%/Marks: 20
This is a piece of written work on an investigation that involves
investigating an area of mathematics.
Each student prepares the exploration individually.
 

Sources:

• Ratti, J. S., & Mc Water, M. College Algebra and Trigonometry (3rd Editon). Pearson.
• Micheal Haese, Mark Humphries, Chris Songwin, Ngoc Vo. Mathematics Series: Mathematics for the
International Student (IB Diploma) Mathematics: analysis & approaches SL Haese and Harris.

www.ibo.org (OCC)
http://www.khanacademy.org/
https://education.ti.com/en/timathnspired/us/home (GDC)
http://mathbits.com/MathBits/TISection/Openpage.htm
http://www.mrsantowski.com
http://www.math.psu.edu/dna/graphics.html

References:
International Baccalaureate Organization. Mathematics: analysis and approaches guide. First Examinations 2021. Wales: UK
Teacher Contact: HoD. Sinan KOCA skoca@ielev.k12.tr  /Ferdi Ateşin fatesin@ielev.k12.tr / Rüya DOĞAN rdogan@ielev.k12.tr


IB MATHEMATICS: analysis and approaches (HL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Aligned with the aims of IB-DP, the mathematics teaching in our school aims to enhance our students’ mathematical  thinking and problem solving skills considering the needs of education in the 21st century, and it aims to apply these skills to their daily lives. Approaches to teaching and learning across the Diploma Programme refer to deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment. These approaches and tools, intrinsically linked with the IB learner profile attributes, enhance student learning and assist student preparation for the Diploma Programme assessment and beyond.

Accordingly, the mathematics course at İELEV contributes to the development of attributes of the IB learner profile, ATL skills and international mindedness.

The aims of all mathematics courses at İELEV as mentioned in IB-DP Mathematics Guide are to enable students to:

1.   enjoy mathematics, and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics
2.   develop an understanding of the concepts, concisely and confidently in a variety of contexts
3.   communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of context
4.   develop logical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem solving to instill confidence in using mathematics
5.   encourage students to develop an explicit variety of skills that will equip them to continue to be actively engaged in learning after they leave school, and to help them not only obtain university admission through better grades but also prepare them for success during tertiary education and beyond
6.   appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
7.   appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other disciplines and as a particular “area of knowledge” in the TOK course.
8.   develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.
9.   allow schools to identify the distinctive nature of an IB Diploma Programme education, with its blend of idealism and practicality.
10. independently and collaboratively extend their understanding of mathematics. 

Syllabus outline and content:

Year I:
Number and Algebra (39h), Functions (32h), Geometry and Trigonometry (51h), topics will be covered. Students will also start their IA work in the first year (20h).

Year II:
Statistics and Probability (33h), Calculus (55h) for HL will be covered. The IA work will be completed at the beginning of the second year (10h).

Assessment Information:

External Assessment:  
Paper 1 Duration:120min./Weighting:30%/Marks:110
Paper 2 Duration:120min./Weighting:30%/Marks:110
Paper 3 Duration:60 min/Weighting: 20%/Marks:  55
Internal Assessment:  
The toolkit and mathematical exploration: Duration:30hours/Weighting:20%/Marks: 20
This is a piece of written work on an investigation that involves
investigating an area of mathematics.
Each student prepares the exploration individually.


Sources:

• Ratti, J. S., & Mc Water, M. College Algebra and Trigonometry (3rd Editon). Pearson.
• Micheal Haese, Mark Humphries, Chris Songwin, Ngoc Vo. Mathematics Series: Mathematics for the
International Student (IB Diploma) Mathematics: analysis & approaches SL Haese and Harris.

www.ibo.org (OCC)
http://www.khanacademy.org/
https://education.ti.com/en/timathnspired/us/home (GDC)
http://mathbits.com/MathBits/TISection/Openpage.htm
http://www.mrsantowski.com
http://www.math.psu.edu/dna/graphics.html

References:
International Baccalaureate Organization. Mathematics: analysis and approaches guide. First Examinations 2021. Wales: UK
Teacher Contact: HoD. Sinan KOCA skoca@ielev.k12.tr /Ferdi Ateşin fatesin@ielev.k12.tr /Rüya DOĞAN rdogan@ielev.k12.tr

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