This book may also be used as a general textbook at about 10th Grade level in classes where students complete a rigorous course in preparation for the study of mathematics at a high level in their final two years of high school. We have developed this book independently of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in consultation with experienced teachers of IB Mathematics. The text is not endorsed by the IBO.
It is not our intention that each chapter be worked through in full. Teachers must select carefully, according to the abilities and prior knowledge of their students, to make the most efficient use of time and give as thorough coverage of content as possible.
Each chapter begins with an Opening Problem, offering an insight into the application of the mathematics that will be studied in the chapter. Important information and key notes are highlighted, while worked examples provide step-by-step instructions with concise and relevant explanations. Discussions, Activities, Investigations, Puzzles, and Research exercises are used throughout the chapters to develop understanding, problem solving, and reasoning, within an interactive environment.
Four additional chapters are available online:
- Chapter 26: Counting and probability
- Chapter 27: Circles and ellipses
- Chapter 28: Matrices
- Chapter 29: Linear programming
Students who are preparing for Further Mathematics HL at IB Diploma level are encouraged to complete Chapters 27 and 28.
We understand the emphasis that the IB MYP places on the six Global Contexts, and in response there are online links to ideas for projects and investigations to help busy teachers.
Frequent use of the interactive online features should nurture a much deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical concepts. The inclusion of our software is intended to help students who have been absent from classes or who experience difficulty understanding the material.
The book contains many problems to cater for a range of student abilities and interests, and efforts have been made to contextualise problems so that students can see the practical applications of the mathematics they are studying.