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IB: Group 5: Mathematics

Group 5: Mathematics

PRE-CALCULUS IB (SL)
Credit: 1.0; Full year; Grade 11 or 12th graders who do not intend to sit for IB exams
Equipment: Graphing calculator strongly recommended
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with a minimum grade of “C” semester 2.
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student intending to go to college and specifically meets the IB full diploma mathematics requirement after completion of Calculus IB (SL) during the senior year. This course covers traditional pre-calculus topics, with an emphasis upon functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, circular, trigonometric, exponential) as well as vectors, probability, and statistics leading to a full year of calculus.

CALCULUS IB (SL)
Credit: 1.0; Full year; Grade 12
Equipment: Graphing calculator strongly recommended
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus IB (SL) with a minimum grade of “C” semester 2
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student intending to go to college and specifically meets the IB full diploma mathematics requirement. In addition, students may elect to take the AP exam for college credit. This course covers differential and integral calculus.

MATH STUDIES IB (SL)
Credit: 1.0; Full year; Grades 11, 12
Equipment: Graphing calculator strongly recommended
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with a minimum grade of “C” semester 2.
Course Objectives: This course is open to any student intending to go to college and specifically meets the IB full diploma mathematics requirement in one year. This course covers a broad spectrum of pre-calculus topics, with an emphasis upon practical application of advanced mathematical concepts. The distinguishing feature of this course is the “Math Studies Project”, in which students formulate an hypothesis, gather data, analyze the results, organize and report the findings in a detailed report with graphics that illustrates understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts, and evaluate the statistical validity of the study. Major topics include: sets, logic, probability, statistics, functions, and trigonometry. This course includes an introduction to calculus.