Math Exploration (SL)
#1
Posted Jan 03, 2013  18:57
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#2
Posted Jan 05, 2013  17:49
#3
Posted Jan 05, 2013  19:24
Not the roulette or slot machines though, that's too simple.
Otherwise, I may do something with vector equations or advanced calculus but unsure yet exactly with ideas in that department.
Hope this sparks some ideas
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#4
Posted Feb 10, 2013  07:47
Hi! What are you guys doing for your math exploration topics? Could anyone suggest a few to me? I really don't know what to do. Thanks!
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dude try out an exploration on how to solve a rubics cube the probability of getting the right solution to a rubics cube. just link it to probability.
Edited by Aman Mehta, Feb 10, 2013  07:51.
#5
Posted Apr 15, 2013  15:59
The Ib website had has a whole bunch of examples. And you can ask your teacher for example papers to get an idea of the content and structure
#6
Posted Apr 15, 2013  17:06
I'm seeing students write very interesting ones on card games (poker texas hold'em, blackjack, bridge) and this opens doors to a variety of subtopics like hand odds, optimal bet sizes, and introductory game theory. I can think of a number of good financebased explorations as well. You really just need to do some research.
On the one hand you should choose something that interests you and you will enjoy working on, but on the other hand you should make sure you choose something that allows for plenty of mathematical investigation. I fear that a large number of candidates will end up writing math 'essays' as opposed to math explorations. Before you even start looking for topics, I suggest you have a look at grading criterion : http://fds.oup.com/w...loration_sl.pdf
It's always a better idea to know exactly what examiners will be looking for and what you need to have to get full marks.
#7
Posted Apr 21, 2013  09:37
I am doing my math exploration and I am enjoying it. Look for paradoxical issue, like birthday paradox or lottery paradox; this will help you to investigate the math behind and proof it mathematically how far these paradox are true. And try to make it deep and intellectual research, because this topics are nor really mathematical but you can make it like that.
I am doing my math exploration and I am enjoying it. Look for paradoxical issue, like birthday paradox or lottery paradox; this will help you to investigate the math behind and proof it mathematically how far these paradox are true. And try to make it deep and intellectual research, because this topics are nor really mathematical but you can make it like that.
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