WHAT IS IB PROGRAM (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE)? The foundations of the International baccalaureate (IB) program were laid in Switzerland in the 60s. The aim of the program is to create a training program prepared by trainers from many nationalities and accepted by different universities in the world and easy to access. The IB diploma is only awarded at IB accredited schools, and students seeking an IB diploma must take IB courses in six areas. In addition, some schools may provide you with an IB diploma by only taking some courses without obtaining an IB diploma. Some universities exempt students from the courses they take in your IB program, and the universities themselves evaluate the criteria here. WHY SHOULD I GET IB DIPLOMA? The IB program provides the appropriate environment and opportunities for students to be ready for university education. The IB program produces more productive and open-minded students than the AP (Advanced Placement) program. Students can prepare their reports on the subjects they want in their IB courses. For example, a student who is very interested in painting can choose painting as the subject of the Extended Essay or make presentations about painting in the language course he is taking. The IB program offers opportunities for students who want to pursue their dreams and passions.
Maths It is a requirement of the program for students to have taken at least one mathematics course in order to complete the IB program. There are currently four courses available in mathematics; mathematical studies standard level math standard level math high level advanced math higher level: Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL Our aim here is to serve to meet the various needs, interests and abilities of students and to meet the requirements of various university and career aspirations. Here we will do the following; develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles develop logical, critical and creative thinking uses and develops the powers of abstraction and generalization. Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the diversity of its cultural and historical perspectives. The following courses are available: Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
What is AP Maths?
Advanced Programme Mathematics (AP Maths) is offered by the IEB as a certified exam and is quality assured by Umalusi. The exam is written by learners in their Grade 12 final exams but the programme has been designed to be taught over three years from grades 10 to 12 in order to build the necessary foundation of knowledge in advance. Over the course of this programme, learners develop independence, critical thinking skills and an extended understanding of Mathematics, which builds a foundation for tertiary education.
The key benefits of AP Maths
Become more comfortable with core mathematics and, thus, improve your results.
Get a head start on difficult university topics including calculus and algebra.
Improve your university application by standing out from other candidates.
Develop your independent study skills and critical thinking in preparation for university.
Open doors to international universities.
Who should take AP Maths?
Learners with a strong Core Maths competency level
Learners with an interest in Maths who want to extend themselves
Learners who want to better their Core Maths results by extending themselves
Learners who want to better prepare themselves for tertiary study
Learners who want to differentiate themselves when applying to universities
Learners who are looking to apply to international universities
SAT Math Format
Math will be your third and fourth sections on the SAT, right after Reading and Writing & Language. You’ll first get a 25-minute section, during which you can’t use a calculator. After a short break, you’ll move onto the 55-minute section. During this longer section, you’re allowed to use your calculator.
Both sections will begin with multiple-choice questions, each of which will feature four answer choices. Then you’ll be asked for some student-produced responses, more commonly known as “grid-ins.” On the calculator section, some of these grid-ins will relate to one another as part of an Extended Thinking question.
While the math section doesn’t place a large emphasis on geometry problems, it does focus on algebra, solving equations, and data interpretation from tables and graphs. College Board sorts the question types into three main categories: Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Math, and Problem Solving and Data Analysis (they apparently gave up on the creative naming once they reached the third category).
These three realms describe about 90% of the SAT math questions. The remaining 10% are simply called Additional Topics, and they mainly include geometry, basic trigonometry, and complex numbers.