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Analysis & Approaches SL

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What is IB Math AA SL?

IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (AA) Standard Level (SL) is one of the four math courses introduced in the current IB Mathematics curriculum (2021-2027). The AA SL course is a traditional mathematics course, whereby students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and solve both real and theoretical problems, with and without technology. The Analysis and Approaches SL course should be considered by students who are moderate to strong at mathematics, and are interested in pursuing courses and pathways involving mathematics after their IB Diploma Program (economics, sciences, etc.)

What are the assessment items in the IB Math AA SL course?

The IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL course consists of three assessment items that contribute to a students overall score for the course. There are two exam papers, each worth 40%. Both exam papers consist of short and long response questions. The difference between the exam papers is that, in paper 2, a graphics display calculator is allowed to be used (not in paper 1). The third assessment item, worth the remaining 20% of the marks, is a ‘Mathematical Exploration’, where students complete a written assignment involving the investigation of an area of mathematics that interests them.

How should students prepare for IB Math AA SL exams?

There are two phases students progress through in their two-year IB Math AA SL course: the learning phase and the revision phase. The learning phase occurs in class, with their teacher and textbooks, where students first encounter and explore the mathematical concepts and consolidate their understanding by solving questions specific to that concept. The revision phase, which is what Revision Village is specifically designed for, is when students consolidate their understanding of all of the concepts in the AA SL course and appreciate how the concepts are connected. In the revision phase, the most effective strategy is to practice lots of IB Math AA SL exam questions, to build confidence, reach mastery, and be prepared for the AA SL examinations.

How does Revision Village support IB Math AA SL students?

Revision Village is specifically designed to support IB students in the revision phase of their IB Mathematics Analysis and Approaches Standard Level course. Revision Village has four main sections, each for different revision purposes: 1) Questionbank: a large library of IB Math AA SL exam questions categorised by topic and ordered by difficulty, 2) Practice Exams: a carefully designed set of quizzes and mock papers for students to use in their final phase of revision, 3) Past Paper Video Solutions: step-by-step video tutorials of past AA SL exam questions, taught by experienced IB Teachers, and 4) Key Concepts: short concise videos that recap the important theory in the AA SL course. Revision Village is the perfect place for IB Students to learn, practice and prepare for their IB Mathematics exam stress-free, with all of the resources they need in one place.

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