Prerequisite: Core Connections Geometry
SL Math Studies is a two-year course of study and is geared towards students who have varied math backgrounds and abilities. It is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics. Real world application in the fields of business, medicine, and social science will be addressed. Topics to be covered include pre-calculus concepts, trigonometric functions, set theory and logic, statistics, and an introduction to calculus. Graphing calculators will be used to explore and reinforce concepts. Students will complete an original project as part of the IB credit requirement. Through their study in this course, students will develop an appreciation of mathematics from an international and historical perspective and they will incorporate this knowledge into their work. Course objectives focus on the development of critical thinking skills through group collaboration as well as individual student work. Students will learn to construct sound mathematical arguments and to communicate them in concise and precise language, both orally and in writing.