Math 4

This course, which builds on the skills of constructing, communicating, and justifying mathematical arguments developed in Math 3, consists of two mods of algebraic content and one mod of geometric and trigonometric content, covering the final two-thirds of a typical yearlong “honors” Algebra 2 course and the final third of a typical yearlong “honors” geometry course (or most topics from the IGCSE Extended curriculum not covered in Math 1-3, along with some content of IGCSE Additional Mathematics). The algebraic content is focused around the concept of functions and their inverses, with a focus on polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.The geomety/trigonometry mod includes circle theorems, right triangle trigonometry, three-figure bearings, and the laws of sines and cosines.

Taken over the course of 9th and 10th grades, Math 3 and Math 4 prepare interested students to begin IB SL Mathematics: Analysis in 11th grade. With the addition of the first two mods of precalculus in 10th or 11th grade, students are prepared to begin IB HL Mathematics: Applications in 11th grade. Students who take Advanced Analysis after Math 4 will be prepared to take IB HL Mathematics: Analysis.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0