MAA491: IB Math Studies 1 Std (2020)

The IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level course is a two-year course with an emphasis on applications of mathematics, and the largest section is on statistical techniques.-á It is designed for students with varied mathematical backgrounds and abilities.-á It is also designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics in students who do not expect mathematics to be a major part of their post- graduate studies.-á It prepares students to be able to solve problems in a variety of settings, to develop more sophisticated mathematical reasoning and to enhance their critical thinking.-á Students will complete an individual project based on personal research involving the collection, analysis and evaluation of data; this major project is 20% of the IB grade.-á Students taking this course will be well-prepared for a career in social sciences, humanities, languages or arts. This is year 1 of the course.