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# Math Exploration (SL)

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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You are supposed to choose your own topic, so we are not allowed to give you one, it's your job. Try to research a bit or talk with your teacher. But no one here is going to do your work for you.

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I'm planning to investigate casino games with relation to the percentage chance the casino and the participants have to win an actual profit.

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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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.

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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

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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 sub-topics like hand odds, optimal bet sizes, and introductory game theory. I can think of a number of good finance-based 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/www.oup.com/pdf/oxed/international/Secondary/exploration_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.