Mathematics: Application and Interpretation

Mathematics: Application and Interpretation

This course is designed for students with varied backgrounds and abilities in mathematics. Students will develop practical mathematical skills for describing our world, modeling and solving real-world problems using the power of technology. In the first year, students  study scientific notation, approximation and error, sequences and series and their financial applications, and basic exponentials and logarithms. Students learn to create and use models with linear, exponential, natural logarithmic, cubic and simple trigonometric functions. Students learn right-angled and non-right-angled trigonometry, bearings, surface area and volume of 3D figures, and methods for collecting, displaying,and analyzing one-and two-variable data sets. Students are expected to contribute to class discussions and group work, complete homework consistently, and are assessed with regular tests and quizzes. The TI-Nspire non-CAS graphing calculator is required; technology is fully integrated throughout the course and students should expect to use the graphing calculator on a daily basis. 

HL students will complete an additional ninety hours of Higher Level content.

PREREQUISITE
For HL: Algebra 2

DURATION
One-Year

CREDITS
1

COURSE TYPE
Higher Level IB, Mathematics, Standard Level IB, Upper School

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