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### IB Diploma Mathematics AA SL

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**WHY CHOOSE THIS SYLLABUS? **

Individual students have different needs, aspirations, interests and abilities. For this reason there are two different DP subjects in mathematics, Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation. Each course is designed to meet the needs of a particular group of students. Both courses are offered at SL and HL.

The IB DP Mathematics: analysis and approaches course recognizes the need for analytical expertise in a world where innovation is increasingly dependent on a deep understanding of mathematics. The focus is on developing important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way, achieved by a carefully balanced approach. Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve abstract problems as well as those set in a variety of meaningful contexts. Mathematics: analysis and approaches has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Students should expect to develop insight into mathematical form and structure, and should be intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic areas. Students are also encouraged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other learning environments. The internally assessed exploration allows students to develop independence in mathematical learning. Throughout the course students are encouraged to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities and to explore different mathematical ideas.

**ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW**

Paper 1:

- No technology allowed.
- Section A: compulsory short-response questions based on the syllabus.
- Section B: compulsory extended-response questions based on the syllabus.
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- 40% weighting of final grade

Paper 2:

- Technology allowed.
- Section A: compulsory short-response questions based on the syllabus.
- Section B: compulsory extended-response questions based on the syllabus.
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- 40% weighting of final grade

**SUBJECT CONTENT**

- Number and algebra
- Functions
- Geometry and trigonometry
- Statistics and probability
- Calculus

**SOURCE**

https://www.ibo.org/