IBDP Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches identify the requirement for analytical proficiency in a society where innovation is progressively dependent on a deep understanding of mathematics. The emphasis is on developing important mathematical concepts in an understandable, logical, and careful way, achieved by a meticulously balanced approach.
The learners are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve conceptual problems and those based on a variety of relevant contexts. Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches have a strong prominence on the ability to contrive, convey and justify correct mathematical arguments. The learners must develop perception into mathematical configuration and structure, and should be mentally enabled to appreciate and comprehend the links between concepts in different areas of a topic.
The learners are also encouraged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical development in other learning conditions. The internally evaluated exploration allows the learners to develop independence in mathematical learning. Throughout the course, learners are encouraged to take a contemplated approach to several mathematical activities and to investigate various mathematical ideas.
The aim of all DP mathematics courses is to prepare the learners to:
Curriculum model overview:
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches & Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation share 60 hours of common Standard level (SL) content.
Syllabus Component | Recommended Teaching | Hours |
---|---|---|
SL | HL | |
Number and Algebra | 19 | 39 |
Functions | 21 | 32 |
Geometry and Trigonometry | 25 | 51 |
Statistics and Probability | 27 | 33 |
Calculus | 28 | 55 |
Development of investigational, problem solving, and modelling skills and the exploration of an area of mathematics |
30 | 30 |
Total teaching hours | 150 | 240 |
Assessment Model
Problem-solving is central to learning mathematics and involves acquiring mathematical skills and concepts in a broad spectrum of situations, including unfamiliar, indefinite and real-world problems.
A few assessment objectives are listed below:
Recollect, select and utilize their understanding of mathematical facts, concepts and techniques in an array of familiar and unknown contexts.
To use their knowledge of mathematical skills in both hypothetical and real-world situations to solve problems.
Convert common practical contexts into mathematics, sketch or draw mathematical diagrams and graphs both on paper and using technology; document methods, solutions, and inferences using a uniform notation; use suitable terminology.
4. Technology
Utilize technology accurately, and efficiently to explore new ideas and decipher problems.
5. Reasoning
Construct mathematical arguments through the use of exact statements, and logical conclusions and by the handling of mathematical expressions.