According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), sense making, reasoning, problem solving, connections and communication are essential for building a good foundation in mathematics, and the courses will aim to do just that.
We want to teach the students how to ask good questions, so they can formulate research questions and eventually solve them as well. Mathematical research is a dynamic field solving multidisciplinary problems, and it is never too early to start assimilating the skills required to contribute in a meaningful way.
The research-based courses at CourseLeap aim to develop a sound mathematical temper in students. The focus of the courses is not on the difficulty of mathematics used, but rather on the creative thinking behind the process, which is what we want our students to imbibe.
1) Mastering Math Exploration (Internal Assessment)
IB Math Internal Assessment requires a robust understanding and application of mathematical concepts into a coherent, precise and meaningful exploration task. There are several topics in mathematics that avail themselves to applications in areas that interest students. This workshop aims to improve students’ understanding of the Math Internal Assessment Criteria, work towards assimilating the manner in which mathematical concepts can be applied using exemplars, and exploring some key areas of mathematics. Collaborative workshops will include idea generation, and the instructors will work with students to refine and improve their proposals.
Classes are structured as module based sessions, each tackling a certain aspect of the Math Internal Assessment from criteria unpacking, discussing exemplars and exploration of how certain topics in math can be applied to the real world. Students are given an opportunity to complete their IA topic proposal and details of problem-solving. On the final day of the course, they will have to present their IA concept for instructor feedback.
Note: Students will be exposed to the applied math concepts to provide inspirational ideas for research for high school students but none of the concepts introduced will be taught in depth. Students should take interest to read further about topics that interest them.
Students besides all the training will also have an opportunity to have a personalized session with our expert instructors if they have very specific needs, from refining their Research Question (RQ) to methodology.
Who is this course for?
- IBDP students of Math Analysis & Approaches (AA): Higher Level (HL) / Standard Level (SL)
- IBDP students of Math Application & Interpretation (AI): Higher Level (HL) / Standard Level (SL)
What are the prerequisites?
Knowledge of pre-calculus topics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry & functions), as well as some basic calculus is ideal.
Ideal for – IBDP students of Math AA/AI HL/SL | Duration – 6 days | Total Hours – 15 hours
Break-up – 10 hours of teaching session & 5 hours for assessment, feedback and progress reports
Date & Time
10th July (Sat) & 11th July (Sun)
10:00AM to 1:00PM
12th July (Mon), 14th July (Wed), 15th July (Thurs) & 16th July (Fri)
10:00AM to 11:30PM
2) Extended Essay guidance for mathematics.
Teachers at school do provide feedback on assessments like the Extended Essay and Internal Assessment. CourseLeap offers guidance within permissible ethical guidelines laid out by the IB.
* Research-Based IB Math courses are available on request.
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Review Guidance for Internal Assessment and Extended Essay (Research-Based Math Courses).