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Math in the PYP

The power of mathematics for describing and analysing the world around us is such that it has become a highly effective tool for solving problems. It is also recognized that students can appreciate the intrinsic fascination of mathematics and explore the world through its unique perceptions. In the same way that students describe themselves as “authors” or “artists”, a school’s programme should also provide students with the opportunity to see themselves as “mathematicians”, where they enjoy and are enthusiastic when exploring and learning about mathematics.  

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Math in the MYP

Welcome to MYP Mathematics! As taken from the MYP Mathematics Course Guide:

“Studying mathematics should be more than simply learning formulae or rules. Students should not have the impression that all of the answers to mathematics can be found in a book but, rather, that they [students] can be active participants in the search for concepts and relationships. In that light, mathematics becomes a subject that is alive with the thrill of exploration and the rewards of discovery”. (Middle Years Programme Mathematics Guide p.4)

This statement will inform the entirety of our course, as students will work in an inquiry-based environment to discover, play with and enjoy mathematics. We will discover mathematics via the exploration of three Key Concepts: Relationships, Logic and Form. It is through these concepts that students will begin to develop the understanding that our lives and mathematics are intrinsically linked and that by understanding the principles of mathematics, we can better understand, make sense of and represent the world around us.

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Math in the DP

Welcome to DP Mathematics! As taken from the DP Mathematics Course Guide:

"Some people enjoy the challenges offered by the logical methods of mathematics and the adventure in reason that mathematical proof has to offer.  Others appreciate mathematics as an aesthetic experience or even as a cornerstone of philosophy.  This prevalence of mathematics in our lives, with all its interdisciplinary connections, provides a clear and sufficient rationale for making the study of this subject compulsory for students studying the full diploma." (Diploma Programme Mathematics SL guide p.4)

In an effort to meet the needs of our diverse student body our DP program offers three different courses in mathematics.  Higher Level caters to a students who enjoy the challenge of mathematics and plan to pursue fields which rely heavily on mathematics.  Standard Level caters to competent mathematicians who need a sound mathematical background for future studies.  Studies Level develops confidence in mathematics for students pursuing non-mathematical fields of study. Students are guided to make the most appropriate choice for themselves based on their abilities, interests, academic plans, and career interests.  

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