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  1. Hey guys, I have a Math IA due on Sunday December 15, which is about 9 days from now. I want to do my topic on the golden ratio because firstly, I'm genuinely interested in it, and secondly, it's extremely risky to change topics at such a late stage. I know some of you will scold me for procrastinating on it but believe me I've legitimately been working on it. However, I'm having trouble finding an original idea based on the golden ratio. I did an introduction where I introduced it and such but I'm having trouble with how to proceed. I know it's supposed to be an exploration on a real-life thing because I looked at past IAs; even my teacher said that my topic is good but I have to find a way to make it unique since it's pretty redundant. Once I knew that, I tried looking online for IAs based on the golden ratio but to no avail. So now I'm appealing to anybody for ideas because I want to involve quite a bit of maths based on the syllabus AND I'm trying to make mine stand out. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  2. We had another IA and it’s due Friday but because I’m a certificate student I wasn’t told to do it. So I didn’t and I appreciated that I didn’t have to because of my ADHD. I’m in math studies and I am the only student who isn’t Full Diploma IB in the class and we’re preparing for the IA. If it’s only supposed to help me get the diploma then why would I even bother? I’m not gonna get the diploma anyways (I didn’t even find out I couldn’t until a few months into IB junior year) so I’d just be doing an IA for no reward. I don’t see the value in it unless it will specifically aid me as a Certificate Student. What am I supposed to do?
  3. Hi, I need to find ideas for my MATH SL IA and want to do Probability. My 2 ideas are either Probability in testing in medicine (false positives). Problem is I don't know what to do with the idea (what math to use) Normal distribution (any topic, just measuring distribution). If you could help me with ideas on any of the two as in what topics to include to get the highest grade I would be thankful. Is it enough to do a Chi squared test, normal distribution graph and use the equation? (for Normal distribution idea) Please I need urgent help and thanks
  4. Hey, I was really confused about how I should start my IA and about the research involved. Can someone please help me? My research question is "To what extent was Hitler's economic policies helpful in revitalizing the German economy from 1933 to 1941?". Thanks, Payas
  5. I have to do a IA on the germination of seeds. I have my independent variable which is salinity. I am looking at it effect on the time it takes for a seed to germinate. I have a few questions, What is a good range of concentrations? How much of the concentration should I add? What is the best way to get my concentration? Should I add the concentration to the soil and add the salinity of the soil on top, or change the salinity of the soil to a fixed point? E.g. add 1% to soil or make the soil have 1% salinity. All help would be great! Thanks!
  6. So I am working on my HL essay written assignment and I was thinking about working on A Dolls House as my literature piece. Currently im trying to brainstorm a thesis but I have yet not come up with one I want to deal something around the use of money inside the play can someone please help me form a thesis Respond ASAP please
  7. Hello, I am not sure if peer-reviewing math ia's are exclusive to my school but upon giving my math ia to another student to "pre-mark" they return it very shortly thereafter saying it was too difficult. I asked three more people to look at it and they said the same thing. Asking two more people shows that my conclusion is true--people don't understand the mathematics that I am using in my math ia. This is a problem because if the teacher (who is currently absent) does not understand it either I do not have much time to fix it (since the final copy is due quite shortly after the draft is passed back). I have already given the teacher a pre-pre draft to look at but they didn't say anything (which may be good or bad). However, the mathematics are quite light--sets and summations have already been covered in grade 11 (I'm in math sl but some hl math was taught to us). Probability (the largest portion of my math ia) has been covered in grade 10, 11 and 12. Derivatives have been covered last and this year (and are in my math ia). Since my math ia exceeds 15 pages, I can see why someone would not want to look at it (because of the length) but because the mathematics are relatively light (and the criteria says to use a few concepts that weren't covered in class to show personal involvement) I'm worried. I'm worried because (a) I may be completely off-track and not explaining myself properly, causing the markers not to understand what I'm writing and just say that the math is too difficult because they don't want to tell me or even (b) I should be using mathematics that I am completely completely comfortable with. This means that I simplify the project greatly (but could risk loosing points on use of mathematics). For example, I "pre-marked" another student's ia, and it was very different than mine--they found an equation to relate two variables using a line of best fit by using Excel. I feel that I'm missing the point of how to do this project--I must be doing something wrong because it can't be that simple.
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    A list of resources to use for the ESS IA, as well as two planning templates.
  9. Hi, I'm currently choosing my Maths IA topic. I thought of doing something connected with skiing like measuring the length of different trails on a slope using calculus. Do you think this is a good topic to get a high grade? Or should I add some other calculations to it? Thanks
  10. Hi, I'm currently choosing my topic fo my IA and I'm really struggling with it. I'm aiming at 7 as the total score for Bio, so I would love to get the highest grade possible for my IA (possibly a 7). I want it to be simple and possible to do at home during lockdown. My first idea included the influence of pH on lactase, but it seems too simple to me, so I started to look for some other stuff. The topics that I was interested the most were enzymes (perhaps something more difficult and original than lactase) or something connected with yeast. My other idea was to do something connected with mitotic index, but I don't really know if that would score high and if I could do it at home. And I've recently started to think about doing something with a factor influencing seed germination. But generally, I would be most happy to do something on enzymes as I find it quite easy and interesting. But would it give me good marks? All pieces of advice are more than welcome. I don't want anyone to give me the research question and whole topic, more to suggest which topics would be worth considering and if those I mentioned would be good enough or not. I'll be grateful for any advice. Thank you!
  11. After welllll past 24 hours of brainstorming, I have nothing to show for it. Despite my ideas being somewhat creative and interesting, they are deemed unworthy by my holy chem teacher. It seems like no matter what I do I can't either measure or even investigate the topic. Cab anyone please help me?
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  13. Hello! I am a junior in the IB programme and my IA rough draft is due next week and I was marking mine and i wanted to know if anybody knows what the boundaries are between a 7 and a 6. After marking me and my friends marking it, I got a 22/24 and I dont know whether that is a 6 or a 7! I saw that in 2016 this would be considered a 7 but I could not find any further information! Can anybody help me with this? Thanks 😊
  14. French Revolution History IA Formulating my question for my HL History IA... The American Revolution played a significant role in starting the French Revolution. To what extent were its ideological influences greater than its economic influences? I'm really interested in the link between the American and French Revolution, the influence figures like Jefferson and Franklin had on France. But I know that this topic is still huge and also not talked much about...I can find lots of primary sources but not secondary ones or historiography. Can anyone give me some advice on it???
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    I have currently chosen to investigate tidal waves for my maths IA. However, I am unsure as to what other explorations I can do under this. (And whether or not this is too simple...) Is modelling and predicting future tidal waves appropriate? I have secondary sources that'll give me data of tides at different points in times at a beach, so I will be able to graph them. I will also use trig and algebra to find the ideal time to visit the beach with my "ideal" tidal height of 1.5 metres I am uncertain as to what other maths/exploration I can apply to this Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  16. Hi guys, I would like to have some suggestion/feedback on my BM SL IA. My focus is on franchise and my research question is: Should Starbucks cancel its franchise with Maxim’s due to the unfavourable conditions faced by the franchisor in Hong Kong? Currently, I did a SWOT analysis, a liquidity ratio and profitability ratio about Maxim’s. But, the arguments seem doesn't balance, I have too much positive content about Maxim’s (implying that Starbucks should not cancel the franchise). Anyone can tell me what can I write more about (implying that Starbucks should cancel the franchise). Many thanks! Cheers!
  17. Hello! Math has lately been my weakest subject, and sadly, we have an Exploration to write. Our first draft is supposed to be handed in tomorrow. I have already written 6-7 pages on my IA. However, my topic is "Patterns in Pascal's Triangle", and it just occurred to me that it may be a weak topic... What do you think? I am basically out of ideas, and I think it might be too late to change topic. The Pascal's Triangle was something I just chose to write about because I found it quite interesting when we learned about this, but not something I am very excited about. I would appreciate any answers, ideas, tips... whatever! I just want to finish it, and get a decent grade. Thanks
  18. I was thinking of doing my Maths IA in statistics, specifically something related to psychology, e.g. What is the relationship between mental illness and crime? Anyone have any other ideas or examples for a statistical IA that incorporates a psychological element?
  19. Hi! I'm currently thinking of a good topic for my Math Exploration, and I decided to take "The Handshake Problem" as my topic. However, I do not know exactly how to outline/start my IA. Like, i was thinking of applying the "N choose R" in it because we actually discussed that in class. But, I don't know how to make my IA even more sophisticated from then on. I was also thinking of applying this in a more practical sense, like "how many handshakes in a certain country," but isn't that too simple because i will simply just use the formula? Or, how should I explore the exponential growth (curved graph) of the increasing values of the handshake problem? But, I don't exactly know what to explore in that, and it's quite too simple because i will just simply graph. I really need help. Hope anyone out there can help me deepen and structure my essay. Thank you very much in advance!
  20. Hello, We are now getting started with our IA labs in SL Physics, however I'm not sure if the topic I've chosen is appropriate. I have chosen to find the correlation between the time needed for a coffee filter to drop from a certain heightand its mass (increased by adding washers to the inside of the filter). I was going to focus on how the increased mass would lead to increased acceleration and speed. Is this experiment too simple for an IA design lab? Or does IB simply grade you on the basis of how well you identify variables, perform an experiment in an organized fashion, and be able to understand errors made? I was also considering adding an element of air resistance to the experiment, mainly: As the speed of the filter increases, it begins to distort (by bending inwards) and encounter less air resistance, increasing its speed further. Thanks
  21. I’m doing a database for my ITGS IA. I need to decide whether to use Microsoft Access or LibreOffice. Does anybody know or have experience with LibreOffice?? Does it have the same features and tools as Access?? Pleeeease help
  22. My History IA question is something along the lines of "TWE were Hitler's expansionist policies a response to the border changes imposed by the Treaty of Versailles." I obviously have to find two sources to analyse on this. If anyone knows of any short-ish (25 pgs or under) sources (either primary or secondary) which discuss this I would be incredibly grateful! Thank you in advance x
  23. Hello, I really need help to develop my exploration topic which is Pascal's Triangle. It is due on sunday and till now I don't know what to do so I would really appreciate some help.
  24. Hey! I was wondering if anyone has done a Maths IA (exploration) connected with sport and calculations around it, can be both HL or SL. I have to write an essay in Maths (for a competition) which is somehow similar to IA (but it's not really about IA), so that's why it doesn't have any specified level of Maths required. I was thinking of calculating something with skiing (or figure skating) cause I'm interested in that and I think I could find some Maths in it. However, I'm not sure how to tackle the topic (I'm in Y1 so we haven't started our IAs yet) and what it could possibly be about. If anyone has done an IA (or another Maths essay) in any of these topics, it would be awesome if you could tell me what you did basically 😀 Also if anyone has any good, interesting ideas (not neccessarily connected with sport) and rather difficult ones (since it is a competition), feel free to share them with me! I just need to find some inspiration on what I can research and write about. Thanks in advance!!
  25. Hello IB Physics Students, We are excited to share with you our newest addition: The complete, step-by-step, simple-to-use PaperPlainz IB Physics Internal Assessment Guide! To give you even more support with your IA work, we also launched the PaperPlainz Facebook IA Community where you can ask questions, clarify doubts and most importantly support each other during the IA process. Click here when you are ready to join Just a reminder that our offer to give full access, free of charge to all PaperPlainz resources to schools that are closed due to the COVID-19 situation is still open. If your school is closed, just ask your Physics teacher, Sciences Head of Department or DP Coordinator to send us an email to [email protected] and we will get back to them with details. Take care and stay safe! The PaperPlainz Team
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