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For the last few months I've been volunteering at my daughter's high school to help the 12th graders review for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Maths Standard Level Exam in May 2015. In the process I produced these review notes that I thought could be useful to other students preparing for the exam as well. Review Notes for IB Maths Standard Level I'd be grateful if you email me with any mistakes you find so I can correct them. Best of luck on the upcoming exams.
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This pdf has the math SL tasks for 2012/2013. The tasks are: Type I: Lacsap’s Fractions Circles Type II: Fish Production Gold Medal Heights portofolio tasks for 2012 2013 SL.pdf
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Here they are. Type I: Infinite summation Stellar numbers Type II: Population trends in China GForce tolerance Population Trends in China.pdf GForce Tolerance IA.pdf Infinite Summation IA.pdf Stellar Numbers.pdf
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In this exploration, I want to see how mathematics is used to "predict" price movements by financial traders. This is very interesting to me as I want a career in Finance. Furthermore, I want to explore particular events such as the fall of the Lehman Brothers etc. and view correlations between stock valuation, output and market volatility. I also aim to find out what sort of correlations there are in particular stocks. I will use technical analysis (stats) on a particular stock index to find these price trends. The majority of the maths required in financial markets & trading is probability, statistics & stochastic calculus. The BlackScholes equation (alth…
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I searched it up and it says 1220 pages long but does that include the bibliography, table of contents, and title page or is it 1220 pages of pure investigation?
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Hi! I am doing my math IA on logarithms and earthquakes, however, I have no idea what to write on this topic as all of the research and formulas have been investigated and found. It is too late to change my topic and so I really need some ideas. How should I structure my IA? Please help!!!!! Thank you!
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Hi, For my math IA, I chose to do traffic flow. So far, I narrowed down my potential questions to: a) How do trucks contribute to traffic jams and b) What causes traffic jams. Do you guys think that one of these is a doable topic question, or should i change it? How can i structure my IA to get a good mark? Thanks :))
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Hey guys, I really need you help. My IA is about billiard and the trigonomery and geometry in it, and use it to score a perfect match. I'm having some problems in how to organise and exactly what to do, I'm so lost that I dont really understand how to apply it. Anyone has a clue how to apply geometry and trigonometry in billiard. In Internet there is so much information that i dont know how to focus it. Some help would be awesome. THKS
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Hey does anyone have any ideas on what I can do my math ia on? I take Math A&I. I have to do an ia this year and I have no idea what I can do a math ia on.
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(Sorry this is so long but really need urgent help! Draft due next week!) Hi everyone, So I've been stuck on my Maths IA for a while after having to change topics because my old one was too fiddly. I've discussed doing the Birthday Paradox with my teacher, and she said it was a good topic. However, I'm on holidays now and have sent her an email asking about a problem I was having and possible solutions. In her reply she said she was worried I wasn't doing enough maths. What I was previously planning on doing in the IA was:  Discussing the Birthday Paradox itself and the maths behind it (how many people do you need to have in a group so that there is an over 50% p…
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I'm planning on making my math IA about F1 but im struggling a bit with my ideas I first thought of modeling or graphing an circuit using functions but i'm not sure if that's good enough for an IA. I saw a few people mention that they wrote IA's about tire degradation but I'm not entirely sure how they were able to do that. Like what info did they need and what are the steps to do this? Lastly i thought about optimization and was wondering if there is an IA topic related to F1 that i could make. Maybe with the racing line, but still not sure how to approach it. Any insight about a topic (even suggestions to imprive the current ones listed above) is hig…
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Hi! I was wondering how to approach my Math IA in regards to squash, a sport where a player hits a ball against a wall. I was thinking of calculating the serve of a player (me) in a 2D plane, using coordinates. Possibly contrasting two different serve types, overhand and underhand, and seeing how the ball travels in both scenarios. However, I am concerned about the physics involved in this, as I am not very comfortable diving very far into that. I am also looking for other ways I could investigate math in squash, If anyone has done an IA graphing the path of a ball/ or any object along a parabola, or If you have any tips, I would be grateful for any help …
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Hi, so i'm doing my math ia this year and i take aa sl. i was thinking of maybe doing ballet with math as there are a range of topics related such as trig, diffrentiation, golden ratio, etc... however i'm unsure whether it is enough to secure a high grade or not as i'm not sure there is enough math. I could make it more complex by modeling a pirouette/turn but i'm unsure on the maths to do that and how to analyze it. Another idea i had was to maybe do something with diffrentiation or trig as those are my topics of interest but i am struggling to pinpoint a specific question. Any ideas or thoughts would be helpful. Thanks
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Hi Guys, Can you please fill out this form for my math IA. ttps://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=SmZ8DgXZ3UGwj2zpJGHrC48mqS2pUTdKkpT_OsD3cbtUNzJaSlo0N0NaQlM5WFVPQVgzVUhNQzJNNi4u
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hello, i've had some doubts about my IA. I am a big fan of anime, and in general i have always been impacted by the property damage in the shows and wondered how much they tallied up to... so mu question would be "how much would be the property damage of (insert anime show) would be in todays currency?" And if you wouldn't mind could you please send in some criticism and if this topic is doable.
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I am looking for a Math IA topic that can potentially involve Chemistry, to incorporate my love for the subject into my IA. My idea would be to use a simulation and look at molecular geometry optimisation, however at first glance it seems a bit farfetched, out of my league in terms of level. Do you have any alternative recommendations or experience? Thx!
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Greetings, I'm a DP2 student who got stuck in completing the Math IA SL course since I've had lots of unfortunate events happen in the last 2 years, such as changing 4 math teachers and being on lockdown, which slowed me down in terms of completing the IA. Long story short, I've chosen nonEuclidean geometry for my IA and my aim is to examine the role of nonEuclidean geometry in navigation. Do you have any guidance or recommendations for me to follow since I've got 23 days to complete the final draft? Thanks in advance.
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This survey is for my math IA and is anonymous. I would really appreciate it if you could fill it out and answer honestly. Thank you in advance!♥ https://forms.gle/Bvd1dJiMi7pH3pbC6
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I'm currently gathering data for my Math IA. My survey is anonymous and only contains two questions about your GPA and Wordle score. If you get the chance to fill it out or send it to your Wordle playing friends, that would be amazing! Thanks everyone. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFQrsejTs4bk7PhDaq8wxMmT2LeeWp5hB6nSIo2ls8NNFoEA/viewform
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Hey guys, so im doing an ia about the correlation of a players transfer fee and his characteristics and attributes (nationality, buyer/seller club standing, past season player rating etc.) and was wondering if doing graphs with data points, pearsons correlation, r squared is enough. I really would want to do standard deviation or chi square or fishers exact test but dont know how to do them trust me ive watched a lot of videos but my brain isnt functioning. Anyways I hope you guys can recommend me methods to use. Its due tomorrow lol (dont think im gonna submit it tomorrow though) so any feedback would be HIGHLY appreciated. Thanks
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I'm doing an SL Math IA for the first time and I'm really scared. I'm not even sure if my topic is valid or anything, nor has my teacher posted any exemplars to help guide me so I'm literally lost. Does anyone have any tips to format or write or anything? Thank you!
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So i started to work on fractal dimension as my IA topic but alot of teachers told me, you won't be able to reach to a particular conclusion for this topic. I explained that, main focus of my IA is investigating the coastline paradox as in how we can't accurately calculate the perimeter of the land because of its roughness and ziz zag lines. So i'll find it's fractal dimension and try to tell about the geography of the land furthermore compare it with other island's dimension. Plsss help me out
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Also if you know any helpful websites or ways to study please tell me.
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Hi guys I have a math Ia due by the end of this week, and I basically am not close to finishing. Im using probability and statistics to find the outcome of a football (Soccer) tournament. I need to find ways on how to do this. So far I used the poisson distribution to predict outcome of matches, but does anyone know how I can use the graphs in my IA (like how should I analyse it). And im also looking for other methods of calculating a match outcome, one where there is only loss or win for the knockout stages. The tournament I am predicting is the Euros 2020. Yes I know it has passed, but I'm trying to see how accurate can I be in predicting it. Any feedback is appreciated…
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Hello just a question what is the maximum page limit in a Math IA because I have around 23 but have a bunch of graphs and data tables.
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Can anyone please help me choose a topic for my Math Internal assessment and preferably about Black jack or a card game.
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Hey guys, I have a Math IA due on Sunday December 15, which is about 9 days from now. I want to do my topic on the golden ratio because firstly, I'm genuinely interested in it, and secondly, it's extremely risky to change topics at such a late stage. I know some of you will scold me for procrastinating on it but believe me I've legitimately been working on it. However, I'm having trouble finding an original idea based on the golden ratio. I did an introduction where I introduced it and such but I'm having trouble with how to proceed. I know it's supposed to be an exploration on a reallife thing because I looked at past IAs; even my teacher said that my topic is good but…
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So I'm currently working on my IA project and I'm debating between using statistics and probability (AI and AA), calculus (AA), or a mix of both. If you're wondering, last year I had AI math and this year the class did a majority vote for AA (yes I know it's super weird but with covid, AI and AA classes were mixed together and they're pretty similar according to my teacher so). Anyway, my topic is how a cure for Alzheimer's disease would affect mortality rates in the U.S. and what that would that look like on a graph (or whatever math visual). I'm using HIV/AIDs as a reference since dementia can occur with that if it infects the brain. It also has the closest thing to a t…
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Is correlation enough for Maths SL IA? "Correlation between MBTI and genetic inheritance"
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I'm doing my IA on the correlation between MBTI and genetic inheritance, which simply saying about inheriting personality traits, but I'm not sure if it's enough for SL though. My teacher said that if I use sth from math studies IB will like it, cuz it's from different level, so i joined their lessons to learn sth we didn't from statistics, but i've just read somewhere on this forum that correlation is not enough for SL. Is it so? If yes, what could I possibly add or change not to score badly? I've just started my experiment, which you can take part in btw (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5kBERe3yBDE5TUlfjVenmXL3pO_JyQlSJcCLXQZ25HP5sQ/viewform?c=0&w=1), so…
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It's due in three days and I haven't started. Horrible, I know, but I have full confidence that once I figure out the direction I'll be able to do it. My topic is calculating the length of a road, basically using arc length, polynomial regression etc. But I reallyhave no idea how to go about the math portion. Please help.
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i am struggling with ideas for optimization! if anyone has any can u pls send through!!!!!!!
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My topic for the internal assessment is “exploring gini coefficient and seeing correlations to development indicators in Asian countries” The issue with this is that I don’t quite understand the gini coefficient and I’m having doubts on whether I should continue with this topic or changing completely. Is gini coefficient overdone as a topic? I am genuinely interested in this topic if I could actually understand it. I would appreciate it if anyone could link some resources that explain how to use gini coefficient or suggest ideas for easier IA topics.
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Hello everyone, currently I am writing a new math IA and i decided to write it under the topic of Projectile Motion. What what I want to do is take a video of a setter (in volleyball) and him setting the ball up. I'll take that video and create a graph and will derive that function. The thing is, I think that this is a little to vague, and I really don't have a clue on what to really explore within my topic. For the volleyball idea, I wanted to originally see what's the best place to put the ball in the air to get a good hit in for the spiker. If you have any further suggestions on what else I should do with this topic, I am open to any suggestions. Thank you!
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My aim is to understand the use of Pythagorean theorem and SOHCAHTOA in calculating the location of an end effector in 3d space. Any feedback is appreciated
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I'm an SL AA student and our final IA is due in a couple weeks. Right now my IA is 8 pages and my teacher said that it was pretty short, and that we should be aiming for 1020 pages according to the new rubric. I'm confused because I thought even now the range was 612 pages and I can't find anything online that says 1020; what have other teachers been saying?
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I was wondering if anyone would be so kind and share their revision village gold account with me, I have Math AA SL. Would be really helpful, thanks
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I have my first rough draft of my math IA due in one month, and I am having trouble understanding if my topic is too simple, difficult, or vague for a Math IA, I would appreciate some advice. NOTE; I DO NOT TAKE PHYSICS, NOR WILL I BE TAKING IT. I realise many people say I should take on a topic that involves physics if I don't take it or completely understand the concepts I am using from Physics, but I have no choice. My math teacher told me I can't change my topic, so I'm stuck with it! My idea was to maximize the success of a volleyball serve using the concepts of projectile motion. I wanted to find the math behind the sport I've played since I was a child, a…
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Hello! I was interested in doing an IA around zero waste fashion designing like Yuima Nakazato's work, and looked into noneuclidean geometry and developable surfaces but all of them seemed to be beyond my course. Is there any topics I can explore related to fashion design that encompasses perhaps tangent lines to curves or standard euclidean geometry? Also I was watching a lecture and it was talking about flexibility? Perhaps I could also use that but I wasn't very sure of the concept. I hope someone can help!
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hello there, I'm an ib student from tokyo and I'm currently learning maths sl from the haese mathematics text book "third edition". My school has 8 ib students and we're one of the first to do the ib program in Japan. We all have the text books but the problem we have is that we don't have the solutions book. I asked the teacher if the school could buy them but apparently the states and Canada don't ship them over to Japan. So, the current situation we are in is studying without the solutions! It's very inconvenient without the solutions and frustrating when we don't get the answer right and don't have the solutions! If someone out there has the solutio…
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Hey, I am a Grade 12 IB student and I'm having trouble knowing where to start with this topic for my math IA. I was wondering whether anyone had done their IA on this topic and if they could send it to me, or if I could get any help with what to do?
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Hello i've decided to do my math ia on finding the length of a curved road These are the steps i need to follow to find the length of the road : Find the road on google maps Find a curve that fits the road but i don't know ho to fit the curve into the road by polynomial regression and matrices next i need to find the arc length through calculus does anyone knows or ever did a math ia on the topic pls reply im in dire need of help idk what to do here's a link to a file explaining the steps to find polynomial regression : http://web.iitd.ac.in/~pmvs/courses/mel705/curvefitting.pdf i dont understand the part where the person mention…
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Hey guys, My draft for mathIA is due in 1 week, and I have the topic but I haven't written anything. The reason is I don't know what to write about. I know I will be writing on the martingale method, and I have written a java script which simulates this method for 1,000,000 rolls of roulette on the American (double 0) roulette board. I can choose the initial bet and how much money I have at the start. Should I just write my IA on debunking the betting method? Or find the optimum starting bet based on the total balance? Or should I make a new betting method and write the code for that and debunk my OWN betting method? which would be better for personal …
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So our school just started talking about the math SL ia which will be due in February, and our teachers gave us close to zero pointers. I have no idea where to start. I initially wanted to do something related to the Gini coefficient and wealth inequality in certain countries, but I heard somewhere that statistics IAs are often marked harder by examiners. I want to do something related to art, (such as the vitruvian man, da Vinci's use of mathematics) but I don't know how that could connect to math and the SL syllabus. Architecture is also something I'm open to. It would be great if u guys could give me some pointers/advice because I'm really lost and don't know whe…
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Hello, I have researched into three models I want to use for my IA which are the logistic model and the Gompertz model (differential equations) and my own equation which is piece wise (I solved through algebra and simultaneous equations and etc). My problem is that I have a dataset with the volume of the tumour over a period of time by a university already and I am worried that trying to fit this data with the 2 different models (solving each differential equation first to get the algebraic form) and calculating the total variance (residual values) for each model(the y value of the model  the actual y value for a specific set of x values^2) to determine whic…
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Hi, I am doing my math IA with the probability of a food commercial occurring during network television and I don't really know what type of probability I should use for the main math portion. I have already gathered my data so some ideas would be appreciated!
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Math IA SL
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Hi! I'm taking Mathematics Applications and interpretations SL for my IA I want to model the growth of mungbeans for 5 days, for an SL student which growth model is suitable? (exponential or)
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I'm M22 so I have around 6 months left. I was basically forced to choose AI SL, but I know it doesn't have much future. I don't know if they'll allow me to change, but if I can should I? Pros: It will basically make my IB diploma useful. I'm very good at Maths. I'm scoring almost 10/10 in all the practice tests I do (although I understand AA SL may be much harder than that). I hear there's not as much difference between AI SL and AA SL as between AI SL and AI HL. The criteria for the IA are the same so I won't have to change that. Cons: I have little time left. I'll have to do it on my own. I will keep going to AI SL clas…
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Hi, for my math IA I’m doing a statical analysis on if height and weight are correlated. The survey is anonymous and very quick. survey linked here
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I am doing my IA on 10 pin bowling stats but I am not sure how? Does anyone have any ideas ? I'm planning on incorporating statistics, probability and Bivariate analysis.
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Hi guys I am currently in grade 10 preib and I was thinking about what subjects I want to take for next year when I am officially in the Ib program. I am pretty horrible at math so I was thinking about what I can do over the summer to be prepared when I enter sl math in grade 11. Is there a book I can order? A math course I can take? Same thing for French but I am fine at French I just want to make sure that I am prepared when I go in next year.
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