IBDP – MATHEMATICS – APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATIONS SL
The IB DP Mathematics: applications and interpretation course recognizes the role that mathematics and technology play in various fields in a datarich world. It emphasizes the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics that are often used as applications. To provide a strong base, this course includes topics that are part of a preuniversity mathematics course. Students are encouraged to solve realworld problems and communicate this mathematically and interpret conclusions. Students develop strong technology skills, and will be intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between the theoretical and practical concepts. All external assessments involve the use of technology. Students develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other learning environments. The internally assessed exploration allows students to develop independence in mathematical learning. Throughout the course students are encouraged to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities.
IBDP – MATHEMATICS –APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS SL

 Chapter 1: Measuring space: accuracy and 2D geometry
 Chapter 2: Representing space : non right angled trigonometry and volumes
 Chapter 3: Representing and describing data: descriptive statistics
 Chapter 4: Dividing up space : coordinate geometry , lines , Voronoi diagrams
 Chapter 5: Modelling constant rate of change: linear function
 Chapter 6: Modelling relationships: linear correlation of bivariate data
 Chapter 7: Quantifying uncertainty: probability, binomial and normal distributions
 Chapter 8: Testing for validity: Spearman’s hypothesis testing and x^2 test for independence
 Chapter 9: Modelling relationships with functions: power f unctions
 Chapter 10: Modelling Rates of change: Exponential and logarithmic functions
 Chapter 11: Modelling Periodic Phenomena: Trigonometric Functions
 Chapter 12: Analyzing Rates of Change: Differential Calculus
 Chapter 13: Approximating Irregular Spaces: Integration
Mathematics: applications and interpretation curriculum overview
Syllabus component  Recommended teaching hours (SL) 

● Number and algebra ● Functions ● Geometry and trigonometry ● Statistics and probability ● Calculus  16 31 18 36 19 
Development of investigational, problemsolving and modelling skills and the exploration of an area of mathematics  30 
Total teaching hours  150 
Assessment model:
The assessment objectives include:
 Knowledge and understanding
 Problem solving
 Communication and interpretation
 Technology
 Reasoning
 Inquiry approaches
Type of assessment  Format of assessment  Time (hours) SL  Weighting of final grade (%) SL 

External  
Paper 1  No technology allowed. Section A: compulsory shortresponse questions based on the syllabus. Section B: compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the syllabus  1.5  40 
Paper 2  Technology allowed. Section A: compulsory shortresponse questions based on the syllabus. Section B: compulsory extendedresponse questions based on the syllabus.  1.5  40 
Internal  
Exploration  15  20 
The aims of all DP mathematics courses are to: develop a curiosity and understanding of the concepts and principles of mathematics, communicate mathematics concisely in a variety of contexts, develop logical and creative thinking, and patience in problem solving, employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization, take action to apply skills to other areas of knowledge and in their communities, appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics influence each other, appreciate the moral, social and ethical questions arising from the work of mathematicians, appreciate the universality of mathematics and its multicultural, international and historical perspectives, develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and of others, and independently and collaboratively extend their understanding of mathematics.