I just wanted to ask if taking 'The Tower of Pisa' as a topic for my maths IA, is a good topic or not?......
Mathematical Exploration for Maths IA (HL)
Started by Anonymous dude, Oct 15, 2012  04:43
Maths hl IA exploration
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Posted Oct 15, 2012  04:43
#2
Posted Oct 15, 2012  05:17
most people are just transitioning to this new style of IAs. What you really want to do is pose a mathematical question with no clear answer, and try to find one. Your phrasing of the question will allow the tower of pisa to be a good or bad topic.
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Posted Oct 15, 2012  06:11
#4
Posted Oct 20, 2012  18:53
Ask questions that no one has ever answered before. For example, think of 1 dimensional space or something like that. Doesn't have to be obscure, but something that has potential for explorations.
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Posted Nov 14, 2012  13:30
I think the new IAs are more like mini maths Extended Essays, In the same way that physics IAs are like mini physics EEs. It doesn't have to be drastically complicated I dont think.
This is the format I suggest when looking for your investigatory focus:
Find an area of maths that you partically like and narrow it down to a topic/ aspect. Then you can make it into a question or just a focus.
For example
Find an area of maths: recreational mathematics/ mathematical modelling
Find a topic/ aspect: Rubik's cube
Question/ focus: Combinations of a Rubik's cube
If you have the newest maths HL course companion book, it's meant to have a whole chapter providing help for the exploration.
But basically go through the process to form your investigation project.
This is the format I suggest when looking for your investigatory focus:
Find an area of maths that you partically like and narrow it down to a topic/ aspect. Then you can make it into a question or just a focus.
For example
Find an area of maths: recreational mathematics/ mathematical modelling
Find a topic/ aspect: Rubik's cube
Question/ focus: Combinations of a Rubik's cube
If you have the newest maths HL course companion book, it's meant to have a whole chapter providing help for the exploration.
But basically go through the process to form your investigation project.
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Posted Nov 17, 2012  10:12
#7
Posted Nov 19, 2012  07:59
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