International Baccalaureate Math Studies – Year One

The International Baccalaureate describes this as a two-year course that caters for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The emphasis is on applications of mathematics, and the largest section is on statistical techniques. It offers students opportunities to learn important concepts and techniques and to gain understanding of a wide variety of mathematical topics. It prepares students to be able to solve problems in a variety of settings, to develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and to enhance their critical thinking. Students taking this course are well prepared for a career in social sciences, humanities, languages or arts.

The first year of IB Math Studies includes a review of geometry and algebra topics including linear and quadratic functions as well as basic trigonometry. Other topics covered in the course include sequences and series, descriptive statistics, along with Venn or circle diagrams, which are introduced for use in the study of logic.

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

IB Math Studies Instructor: Becky DeMott