Mathematical Studies Standard Level for the IB Diploma
Author: Caroline Meyrick and Kwame Dwamena
COMING SOON FOR 2012 SYLLABUS IMPLEMENTATION!
This highly illustrated coursebook has been written specifically for the new IB syllabus. The content follows the syllabus structure closely and complements the new emphasis on GDC by including screenshots and methods for the Texas and Casio calculators. The significance of mathematics for modelling and practical applications is a prominent theme throughout, making mathematics relevant to the real world.
About the Author
Caroline Meyrick is an IB teacher (supply) and was on the syllabus board for the new Mathematical Studies Standard Level syllabus for teaching in 2012.
Kwame Dwamena is a teacher of Mathematics at Luton Sixth Form College. He has been teaching both IB and A Level Mathematics (OCR and Edexcel) for the past 14 years. He has also worked as a workshop leader for IB teachers and led various IB revision courses.
A GDC-dedicated chapter covers the step-by-step processes for using the Texas and Casio calculators in the place of traditional mathematical methods.
Chapter openers explain why the topic matters in the real world.
The narrative is broken up into short, manageable-sized chunks and is written in plain English, making the key concepts clear and easy to understand.
Progressive and repetitive exercises use a combination of routine ‘drill’ questions and application-related questions; they are written in the style of the IB’s short-answer and longer-answer questions.
There are numerous worked examples that include methods using GDC.
There are feature boxes for the following aspects of the syllabus: Theory of Knowledge, Internationalism, and Applications, as well as general hints with a special note when the hint is exam-specific.
Key point panels highlight key things or formulas to remember.
Exam and Exam-style questions provide lots of exam practice.
A Glossary enables students to quickly access the definition of key, or difficult, terms.