This course covers topics from the IB HL Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches syllabus. Unlike a single-topic AP calculus or statistics exam, the IB HL Mathematics exam requires an advanced level of mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics and their interconnections. The HL Analysis curriculum is more abstract than the HL Applications curriculum, and less tied to modeling and technology. There is an emphasis on learning to understand, use, and appreciate the value of the precise technical language (definitions, theorems, etc.) of mathematics. Students are expected to work as mathematicians do in that they are asked frequently to try problems without having been explicitly taught how to find the solutions. Excellent algebraic, graphing, and organizational skills are assumed, as is a very good understanding of trigonometry.
This course begins with Proof & Advanced Topics in Mathematics (MAT700A) and ends with two mods comprising additional calculus and statistics topics, an IB exploration, and test preparation. Proof & Advanced Topics (MAT700A) may be taken in 11th grade. The final two mods must be taken in 12th grade.
Students who enroll in this course must sit for the IB exam.
Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-4.0