Mathematics

Grade 9 (MYP)

All grade 9 courses are 1 credit.
Standard Mathematics Grade 9

This course, together with its equivalent in grade 10, should be seen as a two-year course whose purpose is to prepare students for either the IBDP Mathematical Studies or Mathematics Standard Level courses in grades 11 and 12. This course is less technical and less academically challenging than the extended level course in grade 9 and is delivered at a slower pace; however, it remains demanding, focusing on developing the students’ basic skills and confidence. The course includes units on trigonometry, geometry, algebra, number, and statistics. Investigative mathematics is a compulsory part of the course. A graphic display calculator is a requirement.


Extended Mathematics Grade 9

This course represents the first half of a two-year course for students who have a good level of mathematical interest and aptitude. The purpose of the course, together with the equivalent course in grade 10, is to prepare students for either Standard Level or Higher Level Mathematics IBDP courses. More technology is used in this course than the standard grade 9 course, and the academic challenge is somewhat higher. This course focuses on developing the students’ analytical skills and covers a wide range of content including trigonometry, geometry, algebra, functions and statistics. Investigative mathematics is a compulsory part of the course. A graphic display calculator is a requirement.

Grade 10 (MYP)

All grade 10 courses are 1 credit.
Standard Mathematics Grade 10

This course is the second half of a two-year course for students wishing to be prepared for IBDP Mathematical Studies or Mathematics Standard Level in grades 11 and 12. This course is somewhat easier than the extended course in grade 10, and it is delivered at a slower pace; however, it remains academic and demanding. The course includes units of work on functions, statistics, finance, geometry, probability and mensuration. Investigative mathematics is a compulsory part of the course. A graphic display calculator is a requirement. Only students who show a good level of achievement in this course will be recommended for IBDP Mathematics Standard Level in grade 11.


Extended Mathematics Grade 10

This course represents the second half of a two-year course for students who have a good level of mathematical interest and aptitude. This course focuses on developing the students’ analytical skills and covers a wide range of content including functions, statistics, trigonometry, algebra, probability, logarithms and proof. Investigative mathematics is a compulsory part of the course. A graphic display calculator is a requirement. This course prepares students for the IBDP Standard Level and Higher Level Mathematics courses, but only those who show a good level of achievement in this course will be recommended for Higher Level Mathematics in grade 11.

Grades 11 & 12 (DP)

DP mathematics courses are two-year courses earning 2 credits.
Mathematical Studies (SL only)

This two-year course is aimed at preparing students for university courses that perhaps will not involve any further use of mathematics (for example, languages, history and arts). There is no minimum entry requirement for Mathematical Studies. The course covers some foundation work in number and algebra as well as topics covering descriptive statistics, logic, sets and probability, statistical applications, geometry and trigonometry, mathematical models, and an introduction to differential calculus. Students taking this course need to complete a mathematical project, which counts for 20 percent of the final grade; however, the scope of this project can be very wide, allowing the students to focus on an area of interest to them. A graphic display calculator is a requirement in this course.


Standard Level Mathematics

This two-year course is aimed at preparing students for university level courses that may involve some mathematics (for example, social sciences). Students entering this course should have well-developed skills in mathematics as the course is technical and demanding, the content being a subset of the Higher Level syllabus. The course includes algebra, trigonometry, functions, calculus, statistics and probability, and vectors. In addition, a written piece of work, known as an exploration, needs to be completed during the course, as this counts for 20 percent of the final IBDP grade. A graphic display calculator is a requirement in this course.


Higher Level Mathematics

This two-year course is aimed at preparing students for courses at university level that will have a high mathematical content (for example, engineering). Students who enroll in this course must have a high level of mathematical competency. The course includes algebra, complex numbers, trigonometry, functions, calculus, statistics and probability and vectors. An optional topic must also be taken in grade 12, and this allows the students the opportunity to delve more deeply into the chosen area. In addition, a written piece of work, known as an exploration, must be completed during the two years, as this counts for 20 percent of the final IBDP grade. A graphic display calculator is a requirement in this course.

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