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Sharing My Detailed IB Maths Standard Level Review Notes

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This is really, really helpful! :yahoo:  I must admit, first I thought it was a scam (because of it is your first post), so I was a little hesitant. 

But I must admit that this looks really good, and I was wondering if this would apply for my exams May 2016? 

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This is really, really helpful! :yahoo:  I must admit, first I thought it was a scam (because of it is your first post), so I was a little hesitant. 

But I must admit that this looks really good, and I was wondering if this would apply for my exams May 2016? 

Yes, the notes look great! Thanks Steve.

 

And the current syllabus for Maths has been in effect since May 2014, so yeah it's applicable for May 2016.

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Thanks for posting. Not had a chance to read through fully, but thanks a lot Sir.

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 I haven't seen such detailed math notes.Thank you so much sir!  :lol:

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I majored in Math at UC Berkeley back in 1989, but because I've worked since then in the computer industry I haven't had much of a chance to recharge my math "batteries" until this year when my 12th grade daughter's class needed some intensive test prep revision help... Glad it might be of some use to others...

 

If anyone knows of any other popular IB Maths related forums where I should mention it, I'd be glad to post a link there, too.

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Maybe The Student Room? I'm not on there but I know they have quite a few IB students on there. Thank you for the notes!

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Thanks for the idea. I've cross-posted it over there in the IB forum (if the moderators approve the new thread I started).

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Although I've done HL... and then a course in engineering, I still find these notes very useful for a quick look-up of stuff I've forgotten (especially in probability that I've barely touched recently). Thanks a lot for this!

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Can't explain how useful these are now that we're only days away from the exam. Today was my math revision day, and this was a true life saver. Thanks a lot! 

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As an engineering major/math minor these notes were a great little refresher for some of the more fundamental stuff I haven't really touched in a while. I would have killed to have something like this back in my IB days. Thanks for sharing!

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Wow, very detailed notes. I am taking HL math next year, but I am so bookmarking this. Thanks.

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Oh Mr. Steve! Thank you SO SO much for this! This is exactly what I need right now! What a lucky daughter :) Thank you so much really! 

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The April 29th version of the document contains a new section 3.13.2 on using right triangles to solve trigonometric problems when the angle is obtuse. It was something that confused some of the students I was tutoring last weekend, so I figured it was worth updating the notes to cover that. 

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Ok, I came across Matrices in the notes. Isn't Matrices excluded from the syllabus??? I'm having a heart ache because we were never taught Matrices in school because as per my teachers' knowledge it's taken off the portion!! Somebody please confirm 

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Ok, I came across Matrices in the notes. Isn't Matrices excluded from the syllabus??? I'm having a heart ache because we were never taught Matrices in school because as per my teachers' knowledge it's taken off the portion!! Somebody please confirm 

 

Yes, matrices have been removed from the syllabus.

 

Also thanks a lot for the notes, Very helpful. 155 Pages! that's insane, My summary is only about 10 pages long  :o

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You are correct. While working past papers with my daughter from earlier years like 2008, 2009, and 2010, we found some problems that gave a function f(x)=ax^3 + bx^2 + cx  and offered three points that the function passed through. Then, the problem asked to determine the values of a, b, and c.   Since my daughter had also never learned matrices, she solved the problem manually by using substitution but that ended up taking way longer than the number of minutes suggested by the point-value of the problem. Since the "Press-to-Test" mode disables her calculators equation solver, I added that section into the notes to explain how to setup a Matrix Inverse to basically type in the coefficients and get the answer with the calculator very quickly.

 

However, I since have confirmed with the Head of Maths Department at her school that those type of problems would now never appear on a Standard Level exam after matrices were removed from the curriculum. He confirmed that it would never be more than a system of two variables in two unknowns that would show up on the test.

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One week to go. I thought this additional resource could also be helpful to others, since my daughter's class found it useful. They are the worked solutions for the November 2014 exam's paper 1 and paper 2 questions. It includes only the explained solutions, but not the questions since that is copyrighted material. You'll need to get the exam from your teacher at school or download it from the IB store for a small fee.

 

https://stevemuench.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/worked-solutions-for-ib-maths-standard-level-november-2014-exam/

 

Good luck next week.

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