- The IB DP mathematics standard level (SL) course focuses on introducing

important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. - It offers students opportunities to learn important concepts and techniques and to gain an understanding of a wide variety of mathematical topics.
- It prepares students to be able to solve problems in a variety of settings, to develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and to enhance their critical thinking.

- Enjoy mathematics, 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.

Topic 2: Functions and equations

Topic 3: Circular functions and trigonometry

Topic 4: Vectors

Topic 5: Statistics and probability

Topic 6: Calculus

### KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

- Is zero the same as “nothing”?
- Is mathematics a formal language
- Trigonometry was developed by successive civilizations and cultures. How is mathematical knowledge considered from a sociocultural perspective?
- How easy is it to lie with statistics?
- To what extent does mathematics offer models of real life? Is there always a function to model data behaviour?

### PAPERS

**Paper 1**

Section A: Compulsory short-response questions based on the whole syllabus.

Section B: Compulsory extended-response questions based on the whole syllabus.**Paper 2**

Section A: Compulsory short-response questions based on the whole syllabus.

Section B: Compulsory extended-response questions based on the whole syllabus.**Paper 3**

Compulsory extended-response questions based mainly on the syllabus options.**Mathematical Exploration**

The individual exploration is a piece of written work that involves investigating an area of mathematics.

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