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  1. Hey! I have just finished my draft of the Mathematics SL Exploration. I showed it to my teacher and he said that I have to put double space and separate my calculations from the text. I told that if I do that I will exceed 12 pages. Though, he contends that it is okay. Is it really so? In Maths guide there is nothing on double space and all that stuff that we have in EE. Plus it is explicitly written that exploration must fit into the range of 6-12 pages. So I am confused whether I have to do what the guide is saying or what my teacher claims to be true. Help, please!
  2. Hello! I am first year IB student, and today was the first consultation about Exploration with my maths teacher. Our homework for the break was to search some topics that we are interested in from maths point of view. Mostly I am interested in fashion. Everything I have found on the internet seems too basic. And there are more aspects of fashion in maths, for exaple at selling, fabric price and sizing ... I guess doing all of them would be incoherent, not specific and still, too basic. Is there any idea that could work for a fashion topic? That is not too basic? Did I miss anything? Other thing I am interested in is graphs of exchange rates, but i think that would be too difficult, and it is something that people do as their job, so maybe it's not the best but is there anything I could do with it? I like statistics and I like keeping everything in order, for example I collect and note all my expenses and money I get/earn so then I can check what I spent the most on, when did I spend the most etc. I hope you can help an thanks
  3. Hiya For those of you who are struggling to think of a maths IA topic, here are a few examples: (all content taken from Ibmathsresources.com - even more ideas and info re the exploration on there.....) Example Maths Studies IA Investigations: Correlations: 1) Is there a correlation between hours of sleep and exam grades? Studies have shown that a good night’s sleep raises academic attainment. 2) Is there a correlation between height and weight? The NHS use a chart to decide what someone should weigh depending on their height. Does this mean that height is a good indicator of weight? 3) Is there a correlation between arm span and foot height? This is also a potential opportunity to discuss the Golden Ratio in nature. 4) Is there a correlation between the digit ratio and maths ability? Studies show there is a correlation between digit ratio and everything from academic ability, aggression and even sexuality. 5) Is there a correlation between smoking and lung capacity? 6) Is there a correlation between GDP and life expectancy? Run the Gapminder graph to show the changing relationship between GDP and life expectancy over the past few decades. 7) Is there a correlation between numbers of yellow cards a game and league position? Use the Guardian Stats data to find out if teams which commit the most fouls also do the best in the league. 8) Is there a correlation between Olympic 100m sprint times and Olympic 15000m times? Use the Olympic database to find out if the 1500m times have go faster in the same way the 100m times have got quicker over the past few decades. 9) Is there a correlation between sacking a football manager and improved results? A recent study suggests that sacking a manager has no benefit and the perceived improvement in results is just regression to the mean. 10) Is there a correlation between time taken getting to school and the distance a student lives from school? Normal distributions: 1) Are a sample of student heights normally distributed? We know that adult population heights are normally distributed – what about student heights? 2) Are a sample of flower heights normally distributed? 3) Are a sample of student weights normally distributed? 4) Are a sample of student reaction times normally distributed? Conduct this BBC reaction time test to find out. 5) Are a sample of student digit ratios normally distributed? Other statistical investigations 1) Does gender affect hours playing sport? A UK study showed that primary school girls play much less sport than boys. 2) Investigation into the distribution of word lengths in different languages. The English language has an average word length of 5.1 words. How does that compare with other languages? 3) Do bilingual students have a greater memory recall than non-bilingual students? Studies have shown that bilingual students have better “working memory” – does this include memory recall? 4) Investigation about the distribution of sweets in packets of Smarties. A chance to buy lots of sweets! Also you could link this with some optimisation investigation. Modelling using calculus 1) How can you optimise the area of a farmer’s field for a given length of fence? A chance to use some real life maths to find out the fence sides that maximise area. 2) Optimisation in product packaging. Product design needs optimisation techniques to find out the best packaging dimensions. In terms of secondary data: Secondary data sources: 1) The Census at School website is a fantastic source of secondary data to use. If you go to the random data generator you can download up to 200 questionnaire results from school children around the world on a number of topics (each year’s questionnaire has up to 20 different questions). Simply fill in your email address and the name of your school and then follow the instructions. 2) If you’re interested in sports statistics then the Olympic Database is a great resource. It contains an enormous amount of data on winning times and distances in all events in all Olympics. Follow links at the top of the page to similar databases on basketball, golf, baseball and American football. 3) If you prefer football, the the Guardian stats centre has information on all European leagues – you can see when a particular team scores most of their goals, how many goals they score a game, how many red cards they average etc. You can also find a lot of football stats on the Who Scored website. This gives you data on things like individual players’ shots per game, pass completion rate etc. 4) The Guardian Datablog has over 800 data files to view or download – everything from the Premier League football accounts of clubs to a list of every Dr Who villain, US gun crime, UK unemployment figures, UK GCSE results by gender, average pocket money and most popular baby names. You will need to sign into Google to download the files. 5) The World Bank has a huge data bank - which you can search by country or by specific topic. You can compare life-expectancy rates, GDP, access to secondary education, spending on military, social inequality, how many cars per 1000 people and much much more. 6) Gapminder is another great resource for comparing development indicators – you can plot 2 variables on a graph (for example urbanisation against unemployment, or murder rates against urbanisation) and then run them over a number of years. You can also download Excel speadsheets of the associated data.
  4. vishalvibz

    Math IA HL help

    hey guys, is it a good idea for me to do the laplace transform for my Math HL IA? I'll base it on simple harmonic motion of bungee jumping, and I need your feedbacks whether this is a good topic or not. There will be some out of the syllabus stuff, but it involves integration by parts, algebra and some basic stuff. I'm displaying the concept in an amateur way. Thoughts?
  5. Hello all, I take chemistry HL and I need a topic for my chemistry IA new syllabus. I have suggested two ideas for my supervisor but he said they are not good. He said that the expire meant should deal with a broad topic and have qualitative data( the one with calculations) he emphasized on the point of the experiment having calculations. And he said it should relate in someway to daily life, it's good to do about food, water , cosmetics, detergins.... Any suggestions for topics???? The two topics he refused and said we're not good are: 1. The effect of temperature on the acidity of lemons 2. Something dealing with zinc half life
  6. Anne Eileen Sørensen

    Math Exploration

    Hello! I have to decide on a math exploration topic but I'm not sure what I should do. I'm very confident in the binomial theorem, arithmetic and geometric sequences so doing something concerning this would be great. I know the rules are very strict for what others are allowed to say, but do you have any suggestions on things that are possible to investigate in these topics? Also do you have general tips and tricks that could help me with the math exploration? Thank you so much!!!
  7. zeynep Haseki

    MATHS IA- URGENT!!!!

    I really need to find a graphing/statistics program to use in my IA. Any suggestions?
  8. I've pretty much written my entire math exploration for SL math, but my only concern is that the math content itself is not difficult enough for a good score. However, I could not find any resources on what math is acceptable. The math in my IA is focused on infinite series and convergence/divergence, but I'm not sure if that is a high enough level in math or if it is commensurate with the course. Any thoughts? Thanks
  9. asdfghjkl1234567890

    Important question about math IA

    Ok so like if I get a 7 on the SL math exam and i only get a 1 on the exploration/ia, what would my final mark be approximately???
  10. ---Author's Note--- This is the third draft of a concise guide I'm working on in regards to the new mathematical exploration IA; this started as an HL guide but has now been generalized to include the SL curriculum as well. Please do let me know if there are any improvements you can suggest, or any questions you have after reading through this. I plan to keep this updated and add to it as I work though my own IA. Thanks for taking the time to read through! ------------------------ Table of Contents Preface and Introduction to the Exploration The Process (to be added) Formatting (to be added) Acceptable Topics (SL) Acceptable Topics (HL) Grading and Evaluation​​​​​ Criterion A - Communication (to be added) Criterion B - Mathematical Presentation (to be added) Criterion C - Personal Engagement (to be added) Criterion D - Reflection (to be added) Criterion E - Use of Mathematics (SL Only) (to be added) Criterion E - Use of Mathematics (HL Only) (to be added) Sample Papers Postface and NotesPreface and Introduction to the Exploration The Mathematics SL/HL Exploration internal assesment. It is certainly a difficult assignment - a paper on math isn't the easiest thing to write. I've written this guide up to clarify a few questions and hopefully help out with your work. However, please don't just trust what I say do some of your own research as well because I cant hope to claim everything I say is entirely accurate. I hope this helps! In essence, this is an exploration of a topic in mathematics that has a real-world connection, done in a rigorous manner that connects back to the material we have covered and will cover in class. 6-12 pages in length should be appropriate enough to concisely explore your chosen topic with the depth required and complete the necessary parts of evaluation as shown in the rubric. You want to write at a level and regarding mathematics that is accessible to other students. For HL students, this generally means anything within the HL core curriculum and any option is fair game. Just be certain to provide requisite explanation for any material beyond those two areas and for options not covered in class, to the extent that your classmates can understand the work you've done with some thought. The Process <to be added> Formatting <to be added> Acceptable Topics (SL) <to be added> Acceptable Topics (HL) I've been asked a lot of questions about acceptable topics for the IA's mathematical focus. These acceptable topics are mainly focused towards fulfilling the part of Criterion E that requests "sophisticated mathematics commensurate with the level of the course" - more detail regarding the other aspects of this criterion can be found in the Grading and Evaluation section slightly later on. One guideline I've heard from a few sources is to choose something beyond the SL syllabus: a summary of those topics can be found slightly later in this section. Keep in mind you do not have to restrict yourself to these topics, and anything beyond is fine. Also, that a topic in the SL syllabus can be beneficial if done well - it's rather easy to do comparatively and can still net you a 7 on the IA. See the Florence Nightingale Sample IA. Finally, I'm not certain if all of these topics have sufficient levels of difficulty, or if there are any in the SL syllabus that would be acceptable this is simply based on the SL and HL syllabi. What follows is a list of the topics which are in the HL syllabus, but not the SL, to provide a guideline of all acceptable topics within the syllabus: Topic 1: Algebra 1.4: Proof by induction. 1.5: Complex numbers, the Cartesian form of a complex number. 1.6: Modulus-argument of polar form of an imaginary number and the complex plane. 1.7: Powers of complex numbers, nth roots of complex numbers, and de Moivre's theorem. 1.8: conjugate roots of polynomial equations with real coefficients. 1.9: Solutions of systems of linear equations. Topic 2: Functions and Equations 2.1: ONLY domain restriction for inverse functions as well as self-inverse functions. 2.2: The graphs of y=|f(x)| and y=f(|x|), the graph of y=(1/f(x)) given the graph of y=f(x). 2.5: Polynomial functions and their graphs, the factor and remainder theorems, the fundamental theorem of algebra. 2.6: Viete's theorem, or the sum and product of the roots of algebraic equations. 2.7: Solutions of g(x)>=f(x) by graphical or algebraic methods for polynomials up to degree 3. Topic 3: Circular Functions and Trigonometry 3.2: Definition of the reciprocal trigonometric functions sec(x), csc(x), and cot(x). The tangent-secant and cotangent-cosecant forms of the Pythagorean identity. 3.3: The tangent double angle identities, compound angle identities. 3.5: The inverse functions y=arcsin(x), y=arccos(x), y=arctan(x), and their domains, ranges, and graphs. Topic 4: Vectors 4.2: The properties of the scalar product of vectors. 4.4: Specifically intersecting and skew lines in distinguishing between coincident, parallel, intersecting, and skew lines. 4.5: Definition of the vector product of two vectors, properties of the vector product, and the geometric interpretation of the magnitude of the vector product. 4.6: Vector equation of a plane, use of normal vector to obtain a particular solution form, Cartesian equation of a plane. 4.7: Intersections of: a line with a plane, two planes, three planes. Angle between: a line and a plane, two planes. Topic 5: Statistics and Probability 5.4: Use of Bayes' theorem for a maximum of 3 events. 5.6: Poisson distribution. Topic 6: Calculus 6.2: Related rates of change, implicit differentiation, and the derivatives of the inverse trigonometric functions, the reciprocal trigonometric functions, the exponential function, and the logarithmic function 6.7: Integration by substitution, integration by parts. All material in all option topics. Grading and Evaluation You can find the grading scheme for this IA here: http://bit.ly/1iOdQl7. There are 5 criteriae: communication, mathematical presentation, personal engagement, reflection, and use of mathematics. To clarify a few terms used: Personal engagement refers to the intent of the investigation to develop your interest in the area, and its evaluated based on the visibility of your personal engagement in the area and your own individual expression of those ideas. Precise and correct are differentiated by the need of precise mathematics to include proper notation and completely accurate work whereas correct mathematics can contain some errors as long as these errors don't lead to egregious incorrectness. The criterions themselves are defined here in the markscheme. Criterion A - Communication <to be added> Criterion B - Mathematical Presentation <to be added> Criterion C - Personal Engagement <to be added> Criterion D - Reflection <to be added> Criterion E - Use of Mathematics [sL] <to be added> Criterion E - Use of Mathematics [HL] <to be added> Sample Papers Its difficult to understand and conceptualize what is expected without exploring some examples of strong work. So here are a couple example papers, to show you what other students have done in the past, how theyve been evaluated and annotations, the mark they received and grader comments, as well as a couple small notes of my own. Sectors, Arcs, Descriptive Statistics, and Florence Nightingale (Mark Achieved: 20/20 at SL, 17/20 at HL) Paper: http://bit.ly/18KcK5q Paper with Comments: http://bit.ly/1fFkYe2 Marks: http://bit.ly/1dBrz7z This one is a perfect example of the kind of work you want to be doing in your math IA - however, the level of mathematics isn't at a high enough level given that all mathematics used is within the Math SL curriculum. Differential Equations and Modeling Rain. (Mark Achieved: 16/20 at SL, 15/20 at HL) Paper: http://bit.ly/1c491Oi Paper With Comments: http://bit.ly/19KUPKw Marks: http://bit.ly/1d6PSMD This paper has many errors in notation, it is not concise in form, the reflection is not critical, examples are not quite sufficient, and the mathematics is not precise. However, the mathematics is certainly at the level required. Very strong work in general, just missing that final layer of polish. Postface and Notes I hope I've been able to help out with this guide. Please let me know if you find any issues or inaccuracies or if you still have questions after reading through this. Good luck with your IA! Sourcing Notes: A good deal of these links and some of the information was retrieved from M. Chao's blog, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/K12vhF. It was quite useful to me in doing my own research.The IB Mathematics IA website was very useful to me: it can be found here: http://bit.ly/JbK1e4.The SL and HL Mathematics IB Course Guides were useful to me, especially in the analysis of acceptable topics and criterion E. They can be found at http://bit.ly/1eJQ08k and http://bit.ly/19oDBik, respectively. Revision History: December 24, 2013: Guide first posted.December 25, 2013: Differences between SL and HL syllabus (Acceptable Topics) added. Formatting improvedDecember 27, 2013: Added skeleton for remainder of guide. Added table of contents. WIP: Grading and Evaluation section for all criterions. Reorganized guide.January 3, 2014: Proofread and edit.January 07, 2014: Generalized guide to include the SL exploration as well. To Do List: Improve formatting further.Flesh out postface.Examine criterions in depth.Discuss formatting of IA and how best to write it.Add mistakes section.Add SL criteriae."SL-ize" the guide.Discuss the draft submission and teacher feedback process as well as the extent to which your teacher can help.
  11. I'm trying to figure out an appropriate difficulty level for my math exploration (i.e. what can be assumed knowledge). I know that anything in the HL core is fine, but will I need to define ideas from the option/further math topics, especially if my math HL class isn't doing that option (We're only doing the calculus option in class)? The IB just took out the matrices section from the core, and I really don't want to define what a matrix is again... Same goes for stuff like bijective functions, homomorphisms, and basic set theory (or anything in the options besides the calculus one). If it helps, my topic is on the relationship between complex numbers and 2x2 matrices.
  12. hey everyone. I came up with an idea for my Math SL exploration but I would like to hear someone´s opinion on how to do it more complex. I have a youtube channel, so I thought that I could find if there is a correlation between video length and watch time by using data from my own videos. I believe that I can get a high mark on personal engagement because the results could really help me improve my channel. BUT, given that I take Math SL, I know that I have to do something MORE, so I have a few ideas, but I don´t know if they are good. So, youtube lets you see how many people watch your videos, and at what days and at what time. It tells you where the viewers are from, and their gender. It even tells you what are the main sources of traffic (clicking on a link in twitter or facebook, searching for the video in youtube, etc). So given all of this data, I feel that I could do something with it. I was thinking about probability. Maybe doing something like "what´s the probability of a woman watching my video in its full lenght at a sunday?", because my videos are targeted mostly at women and I upload on sundays. So I feel that these results could also help me and they would serve a purpose. What do you guys think about my idea??? Or do you have a different idea that could help me??
  13. Hello everyone, I want to do my Math IA about the nabla (or del) operator used in vector calculus. I'm interested in this because I'm going to study physics at uni and I heard that physics students will need to learn this at uni. So that is a factor that will keep me motivated to do this. However, I don't really know where to go from here. Should I just base my IA on explaining what nabla is and deriving it? Or is there anything in particular I can base my IA on? Thank you.
  14. Hey everyone. So, for my math IA I'm planning to create a mathematical model to represent a leap of faith from Assassin's Creed (a jump from a really tall building), but I have a couple of questions I hope one of you could answer. Given that AC is a videogame, then I won't be able to use air resistance as a factor, so I'm scared that without it my work would be considered too simple. Because of that, I was thinking that I could create the equation and then find the probability of surviving the jump if I were to try it. Or maybe I could simply create the equation for the videogame first and then just use data from the real world and see how long it would take me to fall or the velocity I would be falling at.
  15. Guest

    Math IA Topic - Art In Math

    Hello! A few of my IA topics have been rejected, so I've become more anxious about having a topic and approaching my teacher about it. However, on some website I found the idea of graphing an image/symbol onto a cartesian plane with functions, and this has greatly interested me as I deal with photoshop often. I was wondering if this was enough as an SL topic? For example, if I'd find functions to graph the IB logo, or several different logos. Thank you for your time!
  16. mariina.1319

    MATH EXPLORATION

    Hi! I need help to find a good topic for the ib Math exploration HL. I want to have a 20/20 mark. PLEASE HELP MEEE!!!! Let´s do a brainstorm together!!! All the answers are ok. You don´t need to think a lot. THNAK YOU.
  17. My teacher requires that we write a 6 page draft of a Math SL IA by next week. Though he said I could use a Math IA I previously wrote for the Math IA handed in next week, I want to write another one as a backup. The problem is that I have no idea what topic to do. What should I do?
  18. Ranu_J

    Maths SL IA, HELP NEEDED!!

    I'm doing my Maths SL IA, is it okay to use chi-square test? Or is it not preferable as it is a topic of Maths Studies?
  19. Luleline

    Game theory Exploration

    Hi, so i have decided that i would like to do my IA on game theory, the prisoner's dilemma. The question is if it is a good idea for an sl student to do so and if any of you guys have tips for doing this topic. Maybe you wrote an exploration about game theory and have some materials, links, videos that could be useful? I know i am asking for a lot but right now i dont know how to start working on my IA and i should have had at least done some reading by now so i am freaking out. Thanks in advance.
  20. Vicky Palami

    Math exploration: video games

    Hey everyone! So i'm about to start writing my Math Exploration and I wanted to know if anyone is familiar with Binary Space Partitioning because I'm gonna be talking about this topic but there are some things I still don't understand and I'd like to know if anyone could help me.
  21. Hey guys, I need help for choosing a topic for my mathematics HL exploration.I really liked the topic differentiation and i found it easy so should i work on something related to it? Or something else?
  22. Hey everyone. So, for my maths exploration I decided to pick something that I really like, and that is, video games. I found out that vectors play an important role in the making of a video game, so I thought it would be a good idea to try to develop a simple video game by focusing in the use of vectors. My teacher said the topic is alright, but I'm a little scared because I've never heard or read about anyone doing something similar, and maybe that's a good thing I know, but I wanted to know what any of you thought about my topic. Is it good enough for maths SL?
  23. Hey Guys, I am a mathematics higher level student and I am going to decide my topic for the math exploration soon. I'm really interested in computer science and want to pursue that in college so will doing my IA in Boolean Algebra help me in any way? Please advice Thanks in advance
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