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Hard questions that will really make you think about maths.....

There are about 6 or so topics covered in the HL Syllabi ranging from Algebra to Calculus and Statistics & Probability. There will be both calculator-required and non-calculator required questions, with difficulty ranging from easy questions to hard ones, and particularly hard questions as "discriminators" between high-performing candidates and average ones. A lot of time and effort will be needed to take on the Maths HL exams with proficiency – the highest grade of '7' is typically awarded to students who can obtain more than 75% of the points allocated in each paper. 

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The most important distinction, other than twice the content of SL, is that the same question may be using contents of different topics, especially on the last question. This may include using complex numbers and binomial expansion to prove a trig identity, using calculus and functions together, questions that start as an log equation that eventually turns into a quadratic, etc. The questions are scaffolded into to shorter problems, similar to practice. 

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Hey thanks 

3 hours ago, kw0573 said:

The most important distinction, other than twice the content of SL, is that the same question may be using contents of different topics, especially on the last question. This may include using complex numbers and binomial expansion to prove a trig identity, using calculus and functions together, questions that start as an log equation that eventually turns into a quadratic, etc. The questions are scaffolded into to shorter problems, similar to practice. 

In terms of the actual questions in the exam, are they anything similar to the practices like question banks, textbooks, past papers.....

I mean is there a possibility that IB's going to hand us the exam with the questions that we've never come across, like the crazy twisted version of something that we did in practice, but not similarly formated...

U get what I am sayin ?

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IB writes a fresh exam for each math paper. Questionbanks are past papers, which are consistent in difficulty. IB will try to come up with at least few new questions each paper, even if each is just 2 or 3 marks. If you do some textbook questions, 10 past exams of each paper, without notes and getting most answers right, you will be more than ready even if you get questions you haven't seen. 

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