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Math in the DP

DP1 MATH STUDIES SL / MATH STUDIES 11

This is the first of two courses that are part of the two-year Math Studies program (Math Studies 11 is a one-year non-DP course) which is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics in students who do not anticipate a need for mathematics in their future studies.  Students likely to need mathematics for the pursuit of further qualifications are advised to consider either Math Standard Level or Math Higher Level.

The Math Studies program concentrates on mathematics that can be applied to other curriculum subjects, to common general world occurrences and to topics that relate to home, work and leisure situations.  The primary areas of study include linear, quadratic, and exponential equations and functions as well as algebra, trigonometry, 3D geometry, sets, sequences and series.  Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

This course may be taken as a one year stand-alone course or it may be followed by DP2 Math Studies SL or Pre-Calculus.

DP2 MATH STUDIES SL

This is the second course in a two year program which is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics in students who do not anticipate a need for mathematics in their future studies.  

The Math Studies program concentrates on mathematics that can be applied to other curriculum subjects, to common general world occurrences and to topics that relate to home, work and leisure situations.  The primary areas of study in this course include further studies in sets, statistics, logic, probability, and introductory differential calculus.  Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

DP1 MATH SL / PRE-CALCULUS

This is the first of two courses that are part of the two-year SL Math program (pre-calculus is a one-year non-DP course) which is designed to provide a background of mathematical thought and a reasonable level of technical ability for those students planning to pursue further studies in such fields as chemistry, economics, engineering, medicine, geography and business administration.  The primary areas of study include linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations and functions as well as sequences and series, and statistics.

This course is a demanding course since it contains a variety of mathematical topics and requires good background knowledge.  It includes an in depth study of abstract mathematical concepts and therefore requires students to possess strong study habits as well as a willingness to solve challenging problems. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

This course may be taken as a one year stand-alone course or it may be followed by DP2 Math SL.

DP2 MATH SL

This is the second course in a two year program which is designed to provide a background of mathematical thought and a reasonable level of technical ability for those students planning to pursue further studies in such fields as chemistry, economics, engineering, medicine, geography and business administration.  The primary area of study is vectors, calculus and its applications, and further studies of trigonometry, functions and statistics.

This course is a demanding course since it contains a variety of mathematical topics and requires good background knowledge.  It includes an in depth study of abstract mathematical concepts and therefore requires students to possess strong study habits as well as a willingness to solve challenging problems. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

DP1 MATH HL

This is the first course in a two year program which is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics who are competent in a wide range of analytical and technical skills.  Students may choose to take this course because they are planning to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies, either as a subject in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering and technology, or because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems. The primary areas of study include polynomial, exponential, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations and functions as well as sequence and series, vectors, probability and statistics, complex numbers and proof by mathematical induction.

This course is very demanding because it includes an accelerated study of advanced mathematical topics.  Students must possess strong study habits, a willingness to learn, and excellent math skills in order to meet the requirements of this program. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).

DP2 MATH HL

This is the second course in a two year program which is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics who are competent in a wide range of analytical and technical skills.  Students may choose to take this course because they are planning to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies, either as a subject in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering and technology, or because they have a genuine interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and problems. The primary area of study is Calculus and its applications but the course also includes further studies of trigonometry, functions and statistics. An option topic, on differential equations, discrete mathematics, or probability and statistics, is also studied intensively.  

This course is very demanding because it includes an accelerated study of advanced mathematical topics.  Students must possess strong study habits, a willingness to learn, and excellent math skills in order to meet the requirements of this program. Daily activities and projects require students to have their own graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus/Silver or TI-84 Plus/Silver or TI-Nspire).