The new IB Diploma Maths syllabus

All IB Diploma students have to follow a maths course at either standard or higher level. Until now, there were three choices: Maths HL, a tough(ish) course for good mathematicians; Maths SL, better for those who didn't want the standard of maths required at the higher level, but still needed, or enjoyed, a course with a reasonable level of mathematical content; and Maths Studies SL, for those, frankly, who weren't mathematically orientated, and which contained topics such as financial maths ...

An Easy Mathematical Trick

Start by writing the number 1089 on a piece of paper and put it in your pocket. Now get someone to choose a three digit number where the last digit is at least 2 less than the first digit. Turn it round to form a new three digit number, then subtract it from the first one. For example, 481 − 184 = 297. Now turn the new number round to form a fourth three digit number, and add it to the third. 297 + ...

Five Top Maths Tips

Layla Moran, an OSC Academic Manager and IB Maths and Physics teacher, imparts her top five Maths tips to help you get through your exams. 1. Get your calculator sorted The IB has very strict guidelines about what can and cannot be on your calculator. If an invigilator clears it during the exam, are you confident you know how to change the settings to what you like quickly? TIP: Practicing this is worth spending 10 minutes of your time doing. Ask your maths teacher to show you ...