Currently, I'm very much interested in cryptography and machine learning which are the topics that I want to do my Math IA on, are these viable ideas? Earlier when I talked to my teacher, he said that writing about the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be a great idea, but I'd much prefer the other two topics. What should I do to ensure that I get a high grade while doing something that I actually enjoy?

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Planned to do something on * queuing theory*. Read through it and understood that it's mainly calculation with arrival rate, time to wait before reaching the end of queue etc.

I'm just not sure how an IA is supposed to look like when applying queue theory. Choose a situation and start investigating the values? Is it just that? Is there suppose to be more to it than just calculations. Just felt quite sceptical and had to ask.

Anyone out there who has done queuing theory before is kind enough to share with me your experience or even example IAs?

And also any other tips to find new topics if mine is not feasible and tips while doing my IAs? Like what to focus on?

**Any Sample IAs are welcome **

Thank You so Much!

]]>I am a graduate of the IB on MAY 2018, and I had always been a student who was pretty good at math. I did MYP, and slid through it with 7s all along in Math. I then was told by my teacher that Math HL would be suitable for me and that it would be a good challenge. At that time I thought, yeahh but I will just go in and prove that its easy. My first Sequence and series test, I got a 3, and was in terrible shock, I had never seen below a 7 in years in Math, and the MATH HL IB CLASS had a first test given to me that was a 3. I continued and it seemed like after I had a talk with the IB DP coordinator who feared that maybe HL Maths was the wrong choice for me, I was improving. The next tests I continued to improve and it looked like I could even get a 6 in my IB YEAR 1 school finals. I did the YEAR 1 finals and scored a low 4...something like 39% and I was really feeling bad for myself. I also had physics HL and Econ HL, and I wanted to move to Chem HL, which I later did. BUT MATH HL had turned me to a humble student and I knew I had to work so hard but I couldn't find enough time in a summer that I began applying to the US unis. My grade made me the worst in the class, and also the only student from MYP, so I wanted to blame the easy MYP system but that was not going to help me pass IB...and I knew that!

YEAR 2 started and HL MATHS got even more fast paced and harder, and I was literally scoring 2s on Integral Calculus papers, and this was tearing down my confidence. When YEAR 2 MOCKS came, I scored a 30% in P1 and a 38% in Paper 2....THAT WAS A 3 in January whilst my exams were on May. From then on, I got my final predicted grades and it was written on my report I will get a 3 in my finals, and if I work really hard, then a 4. I really wanted to prove that I could get a 6 in HL MATH. So, I began working and revising in February. Going through the IB Study guide for HL maths, IB questionbanks, and an online website that helped with questions. I even got onto whatsapp math groups that I thought could help. When march came around I did a few past papers like worth maybe 2-3 years and sat the exam. I ended up with a 60% in the IB math HL Finals, which is a 5 (StatsOption). Even though I was aiming to show I can get a 6, I will be fine with the 5, because I know I put as much as I could in the time that I had to prepare. From failure, I managed to regain my self-confidence. It was quite a journey of challenges as my teacher who advised me to take the subject had once said.

]]>I was wondering if I could get your opinion on whether this topic is appropriate for a Math Exploration in HL. I am planning on analyzing Poker Odds, mainly by focusing on Pot and Card Odds. I will certainly be using conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, Factorials, Permutations, etc.

I will basically give an invented scenario and, from there, I will find the probabilities of having a certain hand and of winning based on the opponent calling or betting. I will also use probability to determine if the odds of the hand are profitable to continue playing.

So, what do you guys think? Do you think this is a good topic and that the math used is appropriate for HL?

If anyone has a recommendation on what I should investigate in the exploration, or on any changes I should make, feel free to tell me! Anyone who has done an exploration or IA on a similar topic, please comment too!

Thank you!

]]>I'm really in need of an IA sample of the topic of Mandelbrot Set. The due date of my second draft is next week and I'm feeling lost. Hope if anyone can help me and send a sample if you found.

Thank you in advance and sorry for bothering.

]]>With that in mind I thought I would make a post offering to share some of my resources and advice based on personal experience.

Writing your EE in math is usually discouraged and can be challenging but I personally thought it was very fun since I find math very interesting. I think that if you really like math you shouldn't be afraid to write your EE in math. You should however be careful and make sure you know what you're doing and not be afraid to ask for help.

I wrote my Math IA on celestial navigation using angles with the research question "How can celestial navigation be mathematically modeled to find one’s location on Earth when time and the position of celestial bodies are known?". I'm not sure what my final grade was but the mathematics seems fine and was mainly focused around trigonometry, and vectors with some simultaneous equations.

My EE is about mathematically modeling multiple combined electric fields in a space: "How can the electromagnetic flux density at a point in space with multiple superposing electric fields from point charges be modeled mathematically?". The mathematics I used was mainly vectors and summation, calculus (simplified), geometry, and basic electromagnetic equations in 2D. Solving math problems can be easy but writing an essay where you discuss the results and draw conclusions tends to be somewhat difficult.

If anyone is interested in these topics or has any questions about the Math IA or EE I'll be glad to help. If anyone is having trouble choosing a topic I would also be glad to give advice regarding that as well. Due to the file sizes I unfortunately can't post my papers here but if you DM me with a request I will e-mail you a copy of my paper(s).

]]>Soo, I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me out? I've found some resources but I'm still very confused on how to use them and stuff like that, so if anyone would be willing to lend me a hand, pls let me know as soon as you can, bc ya boi is running out of time due to my own procrastination.

Thank you😭

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1. How can SAT (separating axis theorem) be extended to handle dynamic objects with changing shapes and orientations in real-time?

2. How can SAT (separating axis theorem) be extended to handle dynamic objects with changing shapes and concave and convexity?

3. Investigating ... of different geometric collisions and their applications using mathematical modelling.

4. Investigating the relationship between different shapes (concave / convex) and their SAT collision complexity.

I'm confused about the complexity of the questions for the course I am taking. Which one of these variation of questions would be most fitting for a maths AI HL IA?

]]>Currently I am thinking of doing Dijkstra Algorithm for my IA (calculate the shortest distance), but it doesn't seem enough, what should I do?

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I'm planning to do some like this: https://www.chrysalis-foundation.org/musical-mathematics-pages/flute-tone-holes/

Can anyone pls help me??? I only have 2 days left to complete this ia

]]>I asked my teacher about this and she said she can't access the past papers which is why I'm slightly confused

]]>I'm doing the mobius strip for math IA (I'm in AA HL) and currently I have the parameterized equation derived from the torus, I know I need more math in it and definitely some calculus but I'm not sure how to add it because I am not able to find anything online that is comprehensive. ]]>

What do you guys think? Is it really like that? I also have concerns on the mathematical usage as I havent found any calculations apart from how to find Phi.

If you consider its not really a good topic, do you have any recomendations on an interesting topic to write abou that will help me with the graders?

Thank you for reading !

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does anyone have any advice to give me on how to proceed?

(i have minimal knowledge about cryptography)

thank you peeps

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The topic i'm looking at currently:

- the more eco friendly formula 1 racing schedule

this topic would possibly relate to Voronoi diagram and graph theory, to minimize distance travel between different grand prix, but on f1 calendar their are around 22 races; so graph theory might be a disaster.

- Genshin impact character damage optimization

this I'm really interested but not sure since it might not relate to the course that much, I believe I could use probability to approach problems such as crit rate and crit damage. but other might just not be about the course.

- monopoly probability

I want to determine which land/block should be the most valuable (people visit more) but through out the rounds the calculation would just be too much. or find the best stategie or equation to determine if a player should or should not buy a land. but Monopoly seems to be a topic that lots of student already used, so not sure should I also use it or not.

thank you for reading, any suggestion or advice would be great.

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For my maths IA I have derived my own mathematical proof of Rothe's formulas for the generation of involution numbers. I did not seem to find any such proofs online, I only found the formulas themselves; I came up with a method for both the summation formula and the recurrence relation, however I am also planning on extending this to applications in group theory and coming up with the exponential generating function.

Does anyone know if I would be able to publish this in some small journal? I got the green light in terms of copyright.

Thank you!

]]>Im using coding to create an experiment sample for Personal Engagement and then create two equations- a polynomial equation to predict the sequence and test how accurate it is. The other one is using logs or mod im not really sure and again I test its accuracy.

I just wanted to know how good this is or if its too basic because im not sure if this is even right and what else I could add.

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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFQrsejTs4bk7PhDaq8wxMmT2LeeWp5hB6nSIo2ls8NNFoEA/viewform

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I was having a lot of trouble picking a topic for my IA, because from what I know we have to pick a topic that goes *beyond* the syllabus? So my teacher suggested the topic of Safe and Effective Medication Dosage (Calculus Modelling). It's great because she'll definitely like it, but would the IB? I've been able to find a lot of papers on the topic - she got it from a different program's Calculus book so, yeah, it's fairly well-known - so I don't know if that would make it less impressive.

I'm also not sure whether the topic would let me go in-depth enough. It seems simple if I take it just on a basis of dosages, time between them, and time for medicine to degrade. Otherwise I would think of applying it more specifically to a certain medicine, maybe the different forms of taking doses, etc. Real-world variables, I mean. But maybe that'll be more biology oriented than math...

So does it seem like a topic worthy of a 17+ ? Suggestions are more than welcome (for this or for other potential topics) Thanks!

]]>Im horribly stuck on my math ia. I procrastinated a lot and now only have a week to send in my first draft. I can’t choose a topic. I saw the topic finding the length of a curved road which seems fairly simple. I might have to go with it but im not sure if it is enough for math hl. Other than this I thought of fractals but seemed too theoretical, I want to have a specific real life situation to work on. Does anyone have ideas? All help appreciated, I really need it.

]]>My teacher has just recently told me and my class about the Math IA. I'm wondering if these following two topics I have come up with would be viable for a possible Math IA, or if I should change course and choose a different topic:

- Correlation IA on the number of human cannibalism cases (from 1900s to present day) and the presence of environmental stressors (environmental stressors are defined as events or things in the surrounding environment that cause stress; for example, lack of food and clean water, physical and mental ailments, etc.)
- Logarithmic IA on the number of rats and the spread of plague/number of disease cases.

My teacher said both were definitely possible, though she looked kind of unsure. I'm not sure myself, honestly, on either of these topics. I picked them because I do have a vested interest in cannibalism and the plague, but I don't believe that's enough to build a working math IA from it. What do you all think? Should I pursue either of these topics, or do something else?

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A 5-foot-tall person is walking towards a 7-foot-tall lamppost at a uniform rate of 2 feet per second. Find how fast the subtended angle of the lamppost from the person is increasing when the person is horizontally 1 foot from the lamppost. *Assume the eye level of the person to be also 5 feet for simpler analysis*.

I'm looking to write an IB Math HL AA IA (Exploration) related to Probabilistic Language Models (like predicting future words with n-grams) or anything related to linguistics. I'm having trouble picking a topic though that will have the correct mathematical rigor and sophistication and are able to be structured like an IA. Are there any topics within the field that could make a good IA question that I could research?

Thank you so much!

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Thank you!!

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