IA Exploration – Advice from the Subject Reports

Now that so many mathematical explorations (three sessions - May and November 2014 and May 2015) have been written, assessed (and moderated) it might be a good idea to look carefully at the latest available advice on the internal assessment - the Mathematical Exploration. All the more that most IB students will by now be in an important stage of the development of their explorations - most probably closing on their draft :-P . One of the best sources for ...

Mathematical Impressions

In my first post on this blog (not so many months ago) I was wondering what will be our experience as teachers in helping the students developing their explorations. It is still early days, of course, and I am still waiting for some of my students to produce their "final" versions. Looking back however I believe altogether  the experience was a challenging but exciting and enriching one. Here is an example. My student Benedetto chose a topic related to the mathematics ...

The Mathematics of Juggling

It would be interesting to know how the process of developing the mathematical exploration  went for the first generation of students and teachers! The results must be now coming (with some delays ;-) ?). I must say I learned a lot from my students in the process... Here is one of the topics chosen by my student Benedetto - the mathematics behind juggling. It turns out that even the founder of information theory, Claude Shannon, did domes serious math on his ...