This exploration-based class includes real-world applications of the skills developed. During the first mod, students review and extend the study of functions and relations begun in Math 2, with particular attention to translations and transformations of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The second mod is devoted to trigonometry, including radian measure, the unit circle, and the graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent function. The pace is relaxed, yet purposeful. If a specific exploration is proving fruitful for a particular class, it might be extended even if that means not covering every topic on the original syllabus.
The optional third mod of this course, Advanced Functions (MAT310A), is common to IB SL Math: Applications and provides additional preparation for Precalculus (MAT340A). Some students may instead opt to go directly to Precalculus, while still others may decide to take Statistics (MAT510A) or Accelerated Statistics (MAT511A) in lieu of the Advanced Functions mod.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 2.0-3.0