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WELCOME TO IB MATH SL
(PERIOD 6A)
INSTRUCTOR: PRATIBHA SINHA
EMAIL: [email protected]
TUTORIAL TIMES: FLEX PERIOD (BY APPOINTMENT) AND TUESDAY (4:00 TO 4:30)
INTRODUCTION
- Rigorous one-year course
- Designed to cater students who need a solid
mechanical background for future studies in chemistry,
economics, psychology, and business administration
- Emphasis is on the identification and communication of
mathematical ideas
- Problem solving is a major component of this course
COURSE TOPICS
The Math SL course consists of six core topics taught as integrated units of
study.
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Algebra
Functions and Equations
Circular Functions and Trigonometry
Vectors
Statistics and Probability
Calculus
ASSESSMENTS
• Mathematical Project (due in December) – 20%
• Paper 1 Examination (in May) – 40%
• Paper 2 Examination (in May) – 40%
The IBO allows the use of a graphing calculator on both the exams
MATHEMATICAL PROJECTS (INTERNAL ASSESSMENT)
Example 1: What is the relationship between the
weight of a car, its CO2 emissions and its fuel
consumption?
Example 2: The relationship between petrol price
and retail prices index in the US
Example 3: An investigation to find the optimum
dimensions of an aluminum drink can
Example 4: Is stretching beneficial to tennis
players?
Example 5: Statistics on flight information for an
international airline
HOW IB MATH SL SCORES ARE DETERMINED
• Marks are awarded for steps progressing toward the solution
• This means that students do need to get the right answer, or even finish the
problem to earn points on IB exam questions!
• This also means that they must show their work at every step of the question.
They may not earn full marks for a correct answer if they don’t show all the
work.
Gradebook:
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Exams = 50%
Quizzes = 30%
Homework/Participation/Exit Tickets = 20%
Retakes are allowed on the tests for a 70. Student is required to attend at least
one tutorial and take the make-up exam within a week of the original test.