Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would recommend this course because it is engaging, interesting, and easy to do well. If you put in the effort you will get results. Teacher is great.
Course highlights:
We learned over the course of the year probability, vectors, calculus, and many other subjects. The course is great because in ib there are a lot of opportunities for what you learn to overlap with other subjects that you take and that is most definitely a highlight. The math that you learn is applicable in physics and other classes and it is overall really interesting and you learn a lot.
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Definitely take it, it is fun and interesting and easy to do well. Study hard and go into conferences for help when you don't know soemthing well enough.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I took this course because although I like math, I like other courses better. It's not very difficult but it can still be challenging. You won't feel like you abandoned math at all.
Course highlights:
There's a lot of discussion and real world applications. For many of the lessons we complete investigations that let us discover on our own what we're being taught.
Hours per week:
0-2 hours
Advice for students:
It's not a stressful course, but you should do the homework if you want to succeed. Most of the units seem like the test should be incredibly easy, but that doesn't mean you should abandon studying. Don't treat it like it's a joke.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The format of IB teaching sets math in a new perspective for me. It does not mean that I am only studying equations, theorems, and postulates for the next test in order to pass it. It means that I am learning the origin of the concept and why it is important in everyday life. Math makes more sense to me since I learn about the concept and its history from the beginning.
Course highlights:
The highlights of this course are the internal assessment and the socratic seminars. The internal assessment allows for the student to go outside of what you are learning in the classroom and relate it to something interesting and see how what you learned relates to real life situations. The socratic seminars are interesting because usually, students do not hear about socratic seminars in math. It is usually used in English and Theory of Knowledge courses, but in math, it works! It teaches us about knowledge and how math is a foundational subject and how we see math everywhere.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure you study your notes every night. Even if you don't have a test the next day, study what you have learned because in the SL textbook, the next idea builds on the last concept learned and you want to make sure you know the previous concept for higher learning.