International Baccalaureate Math Studies – Year Two

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 second year of IB Math Studies focuses on more advanced algebra topics including trigonometric and exponential functions. Other material covered in the course includes the study of logic and probability as well as an introduction to differential calculus and its applications. There is also a 20-hour mathematical research project designed by the student, involving statistical methods.

Prerequisite: Math Studies 1

Math Studies Instructor: Becky DeMott