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IB Subject Guide and Formula Booklet

The IB subject guide is a key document in the development of the course. Please read it to learn about course objectives, course description, and the syllabus. Please find it here. Please see the subject brief for consolidated information.

You can find your formula booklet here. Please print a copy and bring it with you to class always.

Command terms and notation: If unsure of what a command means or how to write math.

Assessment Information

ASSESSMENT TYPES AND WEIGHT:


Formative:                  Pop Quizzes, Homework, classwork

Summative:                Tests x9                   40%

                                   Exploration              20%

                                   Paper 1                   16%

                                   Paper 2                   16%

                                   Paper 3                     8%


Predicted grade:

                                   Exploration              20%

                                   Paper 1                   30%

                                   Paper 2                   30%

                                   Paper 3                   20%


PG will be adjusted according to performance through the two years of the program and growth.


THE EXPLORATION:


During G12 you are expected to finalize your essay within the first semester. The practice you got during G11 should help you identify your goals better, and create a good strategy to develop your final essay, which will be submitted to the IB during the 3rd quarter of the school year.


For your explorations, remember that the criteria upon which you will be evaluated, found in the IB subject guide, are:


Criterion A: Communication

Criterion B: Mathematical Presentation

Criterion C: Personal Engagement

Criterion D: Reflection

Criterion E: Use of mathematics


Don't forget to read the subject guide to understand what is expected of your work for each criterion. You are expected to produce work following these criteria from the start of the programme.

Grading 1 - 7 SCALE


Most of your grades will be given back to you in the form of a percentage (0% - 100%), however, your final grade for the semester will appear in your report cards as a number from 1 to 7. Therefore, we establish the following conversion:

1 - 7 Scale
 %
 UWC ISAK Japan Attainment Indicator
1
  0 - 25
Minimal evidence demonstrated of required expectations.  
 2
  26 - 37
Skills Development - Very limited evidence of the application of appropriate skills.
Content Acquisition - Very limited evidence of targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Very limited evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  3
  38 - 49
Skills Development - Limited evidence of the application of appropriate skills.
Content Acquisition - Limited evidence of targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Limited evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  4
  50 - 61
Skills Development - Evidence of the ability to apply skills effectively in some situations.
Content Acquisition - Occasional evidence of targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Occasional evidence of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  5
  62 - 77
Skills Development - Frequent evidence of the ability to apply skills to most situations.
Content Acquisition - Frequent evidence of good targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Frequent evidence of good analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Occasional evidence of originality and insight.
 6
 78 - 87
Skills Development - Consistent and thorough evidence of the ability to apply skills widely.
Content Acquisition - Frequent evidence of near-mastery of targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Frequent evidence of high quality analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Frequent evidence of originality and insight.
 7
 88 - 100
Skills Development - Consistent and thorough evidence of the ability to apply skills both widely and flawlessly.
Content Acquisition - Consistent and thorough evidence of near-mastery of targeted subject knowledge.
Conceptual Understanding - Consistent and thorough evidence of high quality analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Consistent and thorough evidence of originality and insight.

Mocks grade boundaries

Self Study Topics

Functions and Equations
  • Laws of Logarithms
  • Solution of systems of Simultaneous equations up to 3x3
  • Sum and product of roots of polynomials
  • Exponential equations
  • Solving unfamiliar equations using technology

Statistics and Probability
  • Concepts of population, sample, random sample, and frequency distribution of discrete and continuous data
  • Grouped data: mid-interval values, interval width, upper and lower interval boundaries.
  • Mean, variance, standard deviation
  • Concepts of trial, outcome, equally likely outcomes, sample space (U) and event.
  • Simple probability P(A) = n(A) / n(U)
  • The complementary events A and A' (not A)
  • Use of Venn diagrams, tree diagrams, counting principles and tables of outcomes to solve problems
  • Combined events
  • Mutually exclusive events
  • Conditional probability
  • Independent events
  • Use of Bayes' theorem for a maximum of three events

For information on how we are progressing on the program please look at this file.

Resources

The main textbook we will be following this year is Mathematics Higher Level Course Companion, of which you have received a paper copy. This textbook looks like the one to the left of this text.

BOOKS:


Other books we may be using are:


Mathematics HL - IBID

Mathematics HL - Haese&Harris

Mathematics HL Option: Calculus


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Topic 1: Algebra

Essential question: Where does all that infinity go?

Doodling on Math class: Dragons - ViHart

Topic 2: Functions and Equations

Topic 3: Circular Functions and Trigonometry

Topic 4: Vectors

Topic 5: Statistics and Probability

Topic 6: Calculus

Option: Calculus