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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program offers what most students seek in Higher Secondary education-not only does it give you an edge in the eyes of universities, but it also enhances your critical thinking skills, emphasizing awareness of the world around you and interdisciplinary teaching. Given its innumerable benefits, it is imperative to understand your aptitude when it comes to preparing for assessments.
Choices for course books and study guides are easily accessible to us, however, the effectiveness of their material is subjective. And so, here are some of the highly recommended textbooks used by IB Program tutors and students.
Although lacking in test strategies, this Oxford book provides a concise understanding of the subject. Oxford collaborated with the IBO on this book, thus providing a, therefore, it gives you the IB syllabus cover to cover. It almost mirrors the IB syllabus for IB Chemistry SL/HL.
The organization of the book is logical, and the practice is integrated all the way. This means you will get enough opportunities for practice. Though this book may not give you study strategies or test strategies, it offers very high-quality explanations.
This study guide drives all key concepts very concisely and easily to the students. Tit will help you grasp all major topics for both SL and HL. The concepts are broken down into readable sections with illustrations to help with understanding.
Like other Oxford books, this study guide constructs content closely to how IBO test their students.
This was the first textbook published for the course. Published around May 2019. This is a reasonably good source though the items explained may be a little hard to fathom. It has practice question to solidify knowledge that you have gathered.
The book is written by an expert tutor team consisting of former IB chief examiners, senior examiners, and other teachers with IB background, contains past year practice papers alongside great explanations and clear solutions which can help enhance your critical thinking.
This is a series which offers completely explained solutions manuals for both Mathematics Standard Level for the IB Diploma and Mathematics Higher Level for the IB Diploma. This solutions manual for Mathematics Higher Level for the IB Diploma boasts of about 1250 fully worked solutions to the colour-coded examination-style questions contained in the coursebook. The solutions manual charts out one method of solving the problem, with additional explanations where needed. Having a surplus of model test papers, this book makes it easy for students to familiarise themselves with the pattern of questions to be expected in assessments.
This is not a book you should read in a single sitting, but it is excellent for referencing as you review various IB Math topics. It’s well-organized, so you can search the table of contents to find the exact topic you’re looking for.
Offering a treasure of digital content, this concept-based Print and Enhanced Online Course Book Pack has been developed in collaboration with the IB to provide the most well-rounded support for In September 2019, the revised DP Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation SL syllabus will be introduced. One print textbook in full color and one online textbook, both jam-packed with investigations, exercises, worksheets, written solutions, and answers, as well as help for assessment preparation, make up each Enhanced Online Course Book Pack.
This book approaches practical questions which highlight the essence of IBDP questions, connecting mathematics with everyday occurrences and behavior, thus enhancing practicality and a student’s general approach to math. The syllabus coverage is very accurate. Since this resource is developed directly with the IB, it gives you the material that IB is looking for and wants you to learn.
This book has been worked on by IBO, thus, its contents resemble what assessments will be like.
The Theory of Knowledge, one of the mandatory core subjects of the IBDP focuses on rationalism, empiricism, and the Kantian theories of knowledge. This subject discusses the nature of knowledge and its application in real-life. Thus, establishing a well-rounded, theoretical, and practical understanding of knowledge.
The following is one of the best books available on the subject:
This book has been developed in collaboration with IB itself, and it will help students question the nature of knowledge. It uses a lot of case studies to make the student aware of multiple perspectives. All the required subjects of Areas of Knowledge are touched upon tracing the historical development through the current practice.
The assessment Essay and Exhibition have individual chapters to guide students through each step, helping them to mileage the most from their TOK course and carry this insight well into their college course. The book also offers advice and guidance on specific course assessment requirements, mirroring the IB philosophy and providing opportunities for critical thinking.
This is one of the most well-rounded popular choices for the Theory of Knowledge course in the IB Diploma Programme.
If you have come from other boards and The IB syllabus seems like a path shrouded in mystery, do your own research. Familiarize yourself with the new subject you are going to learn. Do a little investigation of what the subject involves and what the topic covered. You do not have to worry about what is especially there in the syllabus. You can spread out your study over a lot of resources.
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