Course

IB Mathematical Studies SL

0 steps completed0%
55 Lessons

The IB mathematical studies SL

The IB mathematical studies SL (Standard Level) course focuses on important interconnected mathematical topics.

The syllabus IB mathematical studies SL focuses on:

  • placing more emphasis on student understanding of fundamental concepts than on symbolic manipulation and complex manipulative skills;
  • giving greater emphasis to developing students’ mathematical reasoning rather than performing routine operations;
  • solving mathematical problems embedded in a wide range of contexts;
  • using the calculator effectively.

Mathematics and Statistical Techniques

There is an emphasis on applications of mathematics and statistical techniques. It is designed to offer students with varied mathematical backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to learn important concepts and techniques and to gain an understanding of a wide variety of mathematical topics, preparing them to solve problems in a variety of settings, develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and enhance their critical thinking.

Important Interconnected Mathematical Topics

The IB mathematical studies SL (standard level) course focuses on important interconnected mathematical topics. The syllabus focuses on: placing more emphasis on student understanding of fundamental concepts than on symbolic manipulation and complex manipulative skills; giving greater emphasis to developing students’ mathematical reasoning rather than performing routine operations; solving mathematical problems embedded in a wide range of contexts; using the calculator effectively. There is an emphasis on applications of mathematics and statistical techniques. It is designed to offer students with varied mathematical backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to learn important concepts and techniques and to gain an understanding of a wide variety of mathematical topics, preparing them to solve problems in a variety of settings, develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and enhance their critical thinking.

Syllabus Component of IB Mathematical Studies SL

All topics are compulsory. Students must study all the sub-topics in each of the topics in the syllabus as listed in the IB Mathematical Studies SL guide. Students are also required to be familiar with the topics listed under prior learning.

  • Topic 1: Numbers and Algebra
  • Topic 2: Descriptive Statistics
  • Topic 3: Logic, Sets and Probability
  • Topic 4: Statistical Application
  • Topic 5: Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Topic 6: Mathematical Models
  • Topic 7: Introduction to Differential Calculus

The aims of all DP mathematics courses are to enable students to:

  • enjoy and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics
  • develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
  • communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem-solving
  • employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization
  • apply and transfer skills to alternative situations, to other areas of knowledge and to future developments
  • appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
  • appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
  • appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
  • appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other disciplines, and as a particular “area of knowledge” in the TOK course.
Get This Course Now

Numbers and Algebra > Number Properties

Numbers and Algebra > Number Operations

Numbers and Algebra > Classification of Numbers

Numbers and Algebra > Time

Numbers and Algebra > Metric Units

Numbers and Algebra > Accuracy

Numbers and Algebra > Rates

Numbers and Algebra > Currency Exchange

Numbers and Algebra > Indices

Numbers and Algebra > Algebraic Expansions

Numbers and Algebra > Substitutions (Free)

Numbers and Algebra > Linear Equations

Numbers and Algebra > Linear Equations with Fractions

Numbers and Algebra > Linear Equations Applications

Numbers and Algebra > Linear Simultaneous Equations

Numbers and Algebra > Quadratic Equations

Numbers and Algebra > Arithmetic Sequences

Numbers and Algebra > Arithmetic Series

Numbers and Algebra > Geometric Sequences

Numbers and Algebra > Geometric Series

Descriptive Statistics > Analysing Data

Descriptive Statistics > Representing Data

Descriptive Statistics > Statistical Plots

Logic, Sets and Probability > Number Sets

Logic, Sets and Probability > Set Theory

Logic, Sets and Probability > Venn Diagrams

Logic, Sets and Probability > Probability Fundamentals

Logic, Sets and Probability > Probability Diagrams

Logic, Sets and Probability > Probability Laws

Geometry and Trigonometry > Pythagoras' Theorem

Geometry and Trigonometry > Applied Pythagoras' Theorem

Geometry and Trigonometry > Coordinate Geometry

Geometry and Trigonometry > Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Geometry and Trigonometry > Equations of Lines

Geometry and Trigonometry > Perimeters

Geometry and Trigonometry > Areas

Geometry and Trigonometry > Surface Areas

Geometry and Trigonometry > Volumes

Geometry and Trigonometry > Volume of Prisms

Geometry and Trigonometry > Capacity

Geometry and Trigonometry > Trigonometric Ratios

Geometry and Trigonometry > Non-Right Angled Triangles

Mathematical Models > Relations and Functions

Mathematical Models > Quadratic Functions

Mathematical Models > Quadratic Graphs

Mathematical Models > Finding Quadratics from Graphs

Mathematical Models > Applications of Quadratics

Mathematical Models > Graphs of Exponential Functions

Mathematical Models > Exponential Growth and Decay

Introducing Differential Calculus > Rates of Change

Introducing Differential Calculus > Differentiation Basics

Introducing Differential Calculus > Differentiation Rules

Introducing Differential Calculus > Applications of Differentiation

Introducing Differential Calculus > Stationary Points

Introducing Differential Calculus > Concavities