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IBDP – MATH

IBDP – MATH

IBDP-MATH

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) in Group 5 offers Mathematics. The current curriculum came into effect from August,2019.

Mathematics in International Baccalaureate Diploma Course (IBDP) aims:

  • to develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles
  • Develop Logical and critical Thinking
  • Employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization

The earlier four courses: Mathematics studies, Standard level (SL), Higher Level (HL) and Further HL Mathematics are now replaced with two major streams: “Analysis and Approaches (AA)” and “Application and Interpretation (AI)”

Analysis and Approaches (AA):  Application and Interpretation (AI):  
This course is designed for students who wish to study Mathematics at University or courses which include a large mathematical content like engineering, physical sciences and economics. It is similar to old SL and HL mathematics courses. Analysis and Approaches(AA) emphasize upon algebraic methods and develop a strong skill in Mathematical Thinking by allowing the students to solve Real and Abstract Mathematical Problems.    This course is intended for students who enjoy studying Mathematics and do not to pursue courses including Mathematics at university like social sciences, natural sciences, statistics, Business psychology, economics and design. The course allows the students to describe the Real world situations and solve Practical problems using Mathematics with the help of Technology. The course majorly emphasizes upon Modelling and Statistics and develop strong skills in applying Mathematics to Practical Problems.  

Students can choose one from following options:

  1. Analysis and Approaches Higher Level (AA HL)
  • Analysis and Approaches Standard Level (AA SL)
  • Application and Interpretation Higher Level (AI HL)
  • Application and Interpretation Standard Level (AI SL)

SYLLABUS:

In International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), all the math courses AA SL, AA HL, AI SL and AI HL cover same 5 topics but with varying emphasis:

TOPICSNumber of hours covered recommended by IB
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
Number & Algebra16291939
Functions  31422132
Geometry and Trigonometry18462551
Statistics and Probability36522733
Calculus19412855
Total hrs.120210120210

For each course, the 5 major units of IB DP math can be further divided in sub-topics-

TOPICSub-topics
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
Number & AlgebraNumber skillsSequences & seriesFinancial MathematicsSimple Logarithms and Exponentials  Number skillsSequences & seriesFinancial MathematicsLogarithms and ExponentialsComplex number and their applicationsMatrices and their applications    Number skillsSequences and seriesFinancial MathematicsExponents and LogarithmsBinomial Theorem and Proofs  Number skillsSequences and seriesFinancial MathematicsExponents and LogarithmsCounting PrinciplesComplex numbersProofsSystem of Linear equations
TOPICSub-topics
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
FunctionsLinear Equations and GraphsApplications of functions – exponential, cubic, Quadratic, natural logarithm, simple TrigonometricLinear Equations and GraphsApplications of Functions-  exponential, cubic, Quadratic, Rational, logistic, logarithmic, Trigonometric, piece-wise Properties of functionsTransformations of graphsProperties of FunctionsQuadraticsRational FunctionsExponent and logarithmic FunctionsTransformationsProperties of functionsQuadraticsRational FunctionsExponent and logarithmic functionsTransformationsPolynomialsModulus and inequalities
TOPICSub-topics
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
Geometry and TrigonometryGeometry of 3-D shapesTrigonometryVoronoi Diagram  Geometry of 3-D shapesTrigonometryVoronoi DiagramTrigonometric FunctionsVectorsGraph theoryGeometry and shapesTrigonometric Functions  Geometry and shapesFurther Trigonometric FunctionsVectors
TOPICSub-topics
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
Statistics and probabilityDescriptive StatisticsBivariate statisticsProbabilityDistributions – Discrete probability distribution, Binomial distribution, Normal DistributionHypothesis TestingDescriptive StatisticsBivariate StatisticsProbability Probability Distribution – Discrete Probability Distribution, Binomial Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Normal DistributionEstimation and Confidence IntervalHypothesis Testing  StatisticsBivariate StatisticsProbabilityDistributions – Discrete Probability, Binomial, Normal DistributionStatisticsBivariate StatisticsProbabilityDistributions – Discrete Probability, Binomial, Normal Distribution
TOPICSub-topics
AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
calculusDifferentiationIntegration  Differentiation and its ApplicationsFurther Integration KinematicsDifferential EquationsDifferentiationIntegrationKinematicsDifferentiationIntegrationKinematicsDifferential EquationsMaclaurin Series

Along with the syllabus coverage, Students need to develop a Mathematical Exploration for Internal Assessment (IA) which would be assessed based on IB criterion.

ASSESSMENT PATTERN:

 AI SLAI HLAA SLAA HL
PAPER 1Use of GDC allowed   90 minutes – short response Questions   Weightage – 40%Use of GDC allowed   120 minutes – short response Questions   Weightage – 30%Use of GDC NOT allowed   90 minutes – short and long response Questions   Weightage – 40%Use of GDC NOT allowed   120 minutes – short and long response Questions   Weightage – 30%
PAPER 2Use of GDC allowed   90 minutes – long response Questions   Weightage – 40%Use of GDC allowed   120 minutes – long response Questions   Weightage – 30%Use of GDC allowed   90 minutes – short and long response Questions   Weightage – 40%Use of GDC allowed   120 minutes – short and long response Questions   Weightage – 30%
PAPER 3Use of GDC allowed   60 minutes –  2 long application based Questions   Weightage – 20%Use of GDC allowed   60 minutes – 2 long Questions   Weightage – 20%
MATH IAWeightage – 20%Weightage – 20%Weightage – 20%Weightage – 20%

Students would be given Formula sheets for each Paper in all the courses.

For Mathematics, IB Provides a list of recommended Graphic Display Calculators (GDC) which are allowed in IB examinations. Any other calculator (GDC) would be Strictly Prohibited.

MATH IA

The students need to develop a Mathematical Exploration on any topic chosen. It is a written work that students need to be submit and has to be authentic.  As per the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), IA encourages the students to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities and to explore different mathematical ideas.

Students need to develop the IA throughout Diploma years and supposed to submit it towards the end semester.

The IA would have 20% weightage in the final result for all the courses.

Total marks – 20

Math IA would be assessed based on following criteria:

Criterion ACommunication4 marksAssesses the organization and coherence of explorationIncludes: well defined AIM, Rationale, Introduction, Plan of investigation and conclusion  
Criterion BMathematical Presentation3 MarksStudents are expected to use Mathematical language.Use of appropriate mathematical notations, symbols and terminologiesDefine keywords when requiredUse of well labelled tables, graphs, Diagrams, formulae, charts and modelsUse of appropriate ICT tools such as GDC screenshots, mathematical software, spreadsheets, databases to enhance mathematical communication.  
Criterion CPersonal Engagement4 marksExtent to which student engages with exploration and makes it their own.Students are advised to thoroughly engage with the IA by thinking independently and creatively, developing their own methods to deal with a problem, addressing personal interests and stating reasons/assumptions wherever required.
Criterion DReflection3 marksHow student analyses and evaluated the explorationIt is seen in the conclusion and also throughout the IA. Student should reflect on results. What is observation for the finding, how that will affect in the IA making the IA Comprehensive  
Criterion EUse of Mathematics6 marksTo what extent and how well student has used mathematicsMathematics used should match with the level of the course.The calculations should be correct; minor errors can be considered as long as they do not lead to an unreasonable outcomeUse of challenging mathematical concepts, addressing the limitations.Clarity of logic and language when making mathematical argument and calculations.    

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