The IB (International Baccalaureate) continuum programs are curated to develop individuals who are not only academically qualified but are also well-rounded individuals who can face today’s challenges with optimism and open-mindedness.
There are four different programs for children from 3 to 19 years
The IB programs encourage both personal development and academic excellence, challenging students to think critically, ask the right questions and think across all disciplines.
THIS BLOG INCLUDES:
1.Mathematics – One of the Subject Areas
2.Changes in the IB Mathematics Syllabus
3.Aims of the DP Mathematics – Analysis and Approach
4.Curriculum Model Overview
6.Assessment at a Glance
After completing the diploma program, the students can look forward to getting admission to universities and completing their graduation.
The IB DP course is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for students in the 16-19 age range. It is a broad-based two-year course. Through this course schools are able to develop students who:
Further the subjects have two levels – standard level (SL) and higher level (HL), the difference being the difficulty levels. Yet that does mean that the HL versions are unapproachable. They are applications of the concepts covered in the SL. Students of the HL often find themselves questioning the concepts of their subjects more than the SL students because the IB curriculum kindles the creative and inquisitive thinking that challenges the traditional methods of learning.
The IB DP requires the students to choose subjects from the six subject areas and complete three mandatory core elements of the DP to successfully earn the Diploma
The six subject areas are –
And the three core elements are
Of all the subjects taught in school, the most dreaded is Mathematics and we see the students go through extreme trauma while approaching the math subjects. Considering the different interests, needs, abilities, and goals of the students, the DP offers four options for the mathematics courses
A revamp of the earlier version of the subject has brought into effect these four courses.
The old course had a choice of two levels depending on the ability of the students and three models
The students should consider a few parameters in making the selection from these 4 choices. Ask yourself
Also consider your abilities, your choice of subjects, and your career plans.
Both the courses AA and AI have the same core field of mathematics – algebra, statistics, number theory, geometry, and calculus
A quick summary to get an idea of the to revamp of the four courses and the way they are curated.
|Math Analysis and Approaches (AA)||Math Applications and Interpretation (AI)|
|What is it similar to?||What is it similar to?|
|Standard Level (SL) – Similar to Old SL||Standard Level (SL) – Similar to Math Studies|
|Higher Level (HL) – Similar to Old HL||Higher Level – New Introduction|
|Who should opt for this course?||Who should opt for this course?|
|Standard Level – Students who are moderate at math and wish to pursue economics or sciences after school level||Standard Level – Students who are not strong in math and do not want to pursue math – based subjects after school level|
|Higher Level – Students who are strong at math and wish to pursue math or engineering after school level||Higher level – Students who are strong in math and enjoy doing it but not want to pursue math-based subjects after school level|
The aims are major to enable the students to:
Mathematics AA and Mathematics AI share 60 hours of common SL content.
|Syllabus Component||Recommended Teaching hours|
|Number and Algebra||19||39|
|Geometry and Trigonometry||25||51|
|Statistics and Probability||27||33|
|Exploration of an area of Mathematics||30||30|
|Total teaching hours||150||240|
The assessment objectives for the Mathematics Analysis and Approach aim at enhancing the students’ skills to:
|Type of assessment||Format of assessment||Time duration SL||Time duration HL||Weighting of final grades SL||Weighting of final grades HL|
|Paper 1||No technology allowed Section A –Compulsory short response questions Section B – compulsory extended- response questions||1.5 hours||2 hours||40%||30%|
|Paper 2||Technology allowed Section A – Compulsory short response questions Section B – compulsory extended- response questions||1.5 hours||2 hours||40%||30%|
|Paper 3||Technology allowed Two compulsory extended-response problem solving questions||–||1 hour||–||20%|
|Exploration||15 hours||15 hours||20%||20%||–|
The Exploration is an integral part of the course and its assessment and is mandatory for both the SL and the HL students. It helps in the application of skills and knowledge, and in pursuing personal interests without time limitations and other challenges in written examinations.
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