IB Math Studies (Standard Level) is designed specifically for out-of-field instructors or teachers new to the IB curriculum. The course caters for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. Following IB guidelines, topics are approached from first principles. Students are encouraged to develop and use their own skills rather than having to rely on standard algorithms and learned formulae. An inquiry-based approach with practical use of investigations has been used to provide meaningful context to topics and develop student understanding. IB’s aim of promoting internationalism through mathematics is achieved with background information being given relative to the history of mathematical discovery, noted mathematicians and the cultural contexts of their contributions.
Each daily lesson plan provides detailed instructions for the teacher. The coursework component of the course has been integrated into the daily pacing guide with detailed guidelines given for students and teachers. Notes for using the graphical display calculator are also included in the daily lesson plans.
These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint’s (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material.
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