IB MATHEMATICS: ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES (AA) SL 11th/12th Grade
Grade: 11 and 12
Credit: 1 unit
11th GRADE PREREQUISITE: Teacher Approval/Offered only to those students in Advanced Studies Algebra II as 10th graders
12th GRADE PREREQUISITE: Teacher approval/Offered only to students in IB Mathematics: AA SL as 11th graders
Two-year program: Certificate will be issued at the end of the second year.
The IB DP mathematics: analysis and approaches course focuses on mathematical concepts in a comprehensive, coherent,
and rigorous way where students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve abstract problems as well as
those set in a variety of meaningful contexts. This course has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate, and
justify correct mathematical arguments. The internally assessed exploration allows students to develop independence in
In year one, students will study the statistical concepts of variance, regression, and normal and binomial distribution; absolute
value, piecewise, power, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphs of rational and trigonometric equations. In year two,
students will study the fundamental concepts of calculus: limits, differentiation, anti-differentiation, graphs of functions,
differential equations, transcendental functions, and areas of regions enclosed by two curves. Daily homework will be assigned
with the extensive usage of graphing calculations. Projects are required.
The course is weighted with 1.0 for students who complete the two-year program and sit for the IB exam; otherwise, weight will
be set at 0.666. Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee requirements.