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MCKK International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

An outline of the Mathematics course
Description
Mathematics SL is designed for students who want to prepare themselves
with basic mathematical knowledge for future studies.
Mathematics HL is intended for students with a good background in
mathematics who are competent in a range of analytical, technical
skillsand foresees that mathematics will be a major component of their
university studies. Therefore HL students study the Core topics in greater
depth and study at least one of the optional topics.
The course is taught in two years’ time. The syllabus and the
requirements are different for the Mathematics Standard and Higher Level
course. Therefore we offer separate classes for the two respective levels.
Students are permitted to use graphic display calculator (GDC) in some of
their IB mathematics exams. Noting that calculators are not permitted on
the Paper 1 exam for both Mathematics SL and HL.
The student’s official assessment consists of the External Assessment (two
written papers for SL and three written papers for HL) and the Internal
Assessment (Portfolio- Type 1 : Mathematical Investigation , Type 2 :
Mathematical Modelling). The tasks is internally assessed by the teacher
and externally moderated by the IBO. Students are also assessed
internally through class tests, quizzes, mock tests and term exams.
Aims (IB Mathematics Guide, first exams 2008)
a. Appreciate the multicultural and historical perspectives of all group
5 courses
b. Enjoy the courses and develop an appreciation of the elegance,
power and usefulness of the subjects
c. Develop logical, critical and creative thinking
d. Develop an understanding of the principles and nature of the
subject
e. Employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization
f. Develop patience and persistence in problem solving
g. Appreciate
the
consequences
arising
from
technological
developments
h. Transfer skills to alternative situations and to future developments
i. Communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts.

Know and use appropriate notation and terminology d. the teaching will be using timetable that offers 272 hours of teaching hours. The recommended minimum teaching hour is 240 hours. the course consists of the study of seven topics and one option topic. graphical and/or diagrammatic forms c. Recognize patterns and structures in a variety of situations. MYP level and IGCSE in Mathematics. The recommended minimum teaching hour is 150 hours. At MCKK.Objectives (IB Mathematics Guide. students will be expected to do the following. Pre-requisites For HL/SL: A distinction in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics at SijilPelajaran Malaysia (Malaysia Certificate of Education) level. first exams 2008) Having followed the course at SL or HL. and make generalizations h. Demonstrate an understanding of both the significance and the reasonableness of results g. Course Description At SL level. Formulate a mathematical argument and communicate it clearly e. Read. the course consists of the study of seven topics. Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of the practical applications of mathematics i. Use appropriate technological devices as mathematical tools j. a. Mathematics SL Topic Core Syllabus Teaching Hour 237hrs . 1 hour per lesson x 4 times per week x 17 weeks x4 semesters. At HL level. Select and use appropriate mathematical strategies and techniques f. Demonstrate an understanding of and the appropriate use of mathematical modelling. Organize and present information and data in tabular. interpret and solve a given problem using appropriate mathematical terms b.

c. Students are expected to keep their notes in a file. and when appropriate. construct tables. b. Skills and techniques of GDC and technology to enhance understanding c. analyse. Essay ii. . Undertake statistical calculations to show patterns and summarize information e. Produce written material i. graphs. Interpret. process and interpret data and information f. Students are expected to come prepared to class. and their Internal Assessment and documentation up to date with the IBDP Planner Deadlines. mathematical reasoning b. Problem solving skill. Students must log into the IBO website regularly with their student login.Topic 1—Algebra Topic 2—Functions and equations Topic 3—Circular functions and trigonometry Topic 4—Matrices Topic 5—Vectors Topic 6—Statistics and probability Topic 7—Calculus Portfolio 20hrs 42hrs 25hrs 21hrs 26hrs 47hrs 56hrs 35hrs Mathematics HL Topic Core Syllabus Topic 1—Algebra Topic 2—Functions and equations Topic 3—Circular functions and trigonometry Topic 4—Matrices Topic 5—Vectors Topic 6—Statistics and probability Topic 7—Calculus Portfolio Option Syllabus Topic 8—Statistics and probability Topic 10—Series and differential equations 272 hours Teaching Hour 197hrs 20 hrs 26 hrs 22 hrs 19hrs 22 hrs 40 hrs 48 hrs 35hrs 40 hrs 20 hrs 20 hrs Skills: a. Research. Portfolio Expectations a. d. with required books and Graphic Display Calculator (GDC).

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For paper 2 and 3.& Sandy Mackenzie. MATHEMATICS DETERMINATION OF FINAL GRADE SL External Assessment Paper 1 40% Paper 2 40% Paper 3 80% Internal Assessment Portfolio 20% Total 100% HL 30% 30% 20% 80% 20% 100% The external assessment consists of two written papers for SL and three written papers for HL. For paper 1. Bill Roberts.d. (n. Mathematics SL and HL Information Booklet is provided to the students. External Assessment Specifications for STANDARD level Compon Duration Detail Overal Format Syllabu ent s l s weighi covera ng ge Paper 1 1 hr 30 No 40% Section A: Core min GDC Compulsory shortresponse questions based on the whole syllabus . mock tests and term exams. Type 2 : Mathematical Modelling). External Assessment The official final grade for the Mathematics module consist 80% of the External Assessment grade and 20% of the Internal Assessment. quizzes. students are not permitted access to any calculator. students must have access to a Graphical Drawing Calculator (GDC) at all time. Students are also assessed internally through class tests.).Type 1 : Mathematical Investigation . Mathematics HL for the IB Diploma: Oxford University Press Websites: Graphmatica Geogebra Assessment Overview The student’s official assessment consists of the External Assessment (two written papers for SL and three written papers for HL) and the Internal Assessment (Portfolio.

Paper 2 1 hr min 30 GDC requir ed 40% Section B: Compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the whole syllabus Section A: Compulsory shortresponse questions based on the whole syllabus Core Section B: Compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the whole syllabus External Assessment Specifications for HIGHER level Compone Duration Details Overall Format nt weighin g Paper 1 Paper 2 2 hours 2 hours No GDC GDC required 30% 30% Section A: Compulsory short-response questions based on the compulsory core of the syllabus Syllabu s covera ge Core Section B: Compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the compulsory core of the syllabus Section A: Core Compulsory short-response questions based on the compulsory core of the syllabus Section B: .

The portfolio is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IBO. mock tests and term exams are taken into account under “formative test”. The grades of class tests. interpreting information and applying their problem solving skill as completing the portfolio. . quizzes. For group 5 subjects: Does the course provide adequate training in analytical and critical thought? Yes. Mathematical investigation b. Mathematical modelling School Internal Assessment Students are assessed internally throughout the two years of the IB Programme. for instance the students will need to go through the process of analysing data. The assessment aims to test students understanding of the topics. The portfolio must be based on different areas of the syllabus and represent the two types of tasks : a. identify the problematic topics and to provide a continuous supervision of a student’s progress on the course.Paper 3 1 hour GDC required 20% Compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the compulsory core of the syllabus ExtendedOptions response questions based mainly on the syllabus options Internal Assessment Portfolio A collection of two pieces of work assigned by the teacher and completed by the students during the course.

References : 1. Cal.calstatela. Does the classroom and/or library contain a variety of modern mathematics textbooks. How will the international perspective of your students be enhanced by the methodology and resources used in the teaching of mathematics? The international perspective of the students will be enhanced by exposing them to the discussion on relevant issues of mathematics and relating it to appropriate background information and historical perspectives of mathematics.pdf . Retrieved from http://www. The school will continue to purchase any relevant recent books to update the resources in the library.State Library Guide : APA Format 6th Edition. The skills and techniques of using the GDC and technology will be used to enhance understanding. technical reference materials and other supplementary instructional materials to support the course(s) in IB mathematics? Yes. The school library is equipped with sufficient reference books.Have courses been sequenced to provide appropriate preparation for the various mathematics options? Yes.ibo. IB Mathematics Guide: First Examination 2008. The chosen optional topics are Statistics and Probability & Series and Differential Equations which will be covered in depth. The courses have been sequenced from the basic mathematical concepts to the higher level thinking of mathematics which is from the proving of the formula to the application of the formula. International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).org 2.edu/library/guides/3apa. journals and reference materials for the subject. Retrieved from http://occ.