Math SL is the median level math in IB Program. It is a cross
between Pre-Calculus and Calculus AB. It is a two year course divided into Math SL I and Math
SL II. At the end of the two year course there is a final exam. The exam plus your portfolios combine to give you
a final score.
Math SL I - This course is designed to meet
the syllabus requirements for the IB Math Methods SL 1 or as pre-calculus for those students not intending to take the IB
exam. It is the beginning of a demanding two year study of advanced mathematical topics including functions, exponents and
logarithms, trigonometry, vectors, sequences and series, limits, probability and statistics. IB portfolio projects are a required
part of the course. Graphing calculators are required for the course with the TI-83, 83+ strongly recommended. Students taking
this course should have above average math skills.
Math SL II - This course is designed to complete
the syllabus requirements for the IB Standard Level mathematics. Techniques and applications of differential and integral
calculus will be studied and a review of topics covered in pre-calculus will be included. IB portfolio projects are a required
part of the course. Graphing calculators are required with the TI-83,83+ strongly recommended. This is a demanding course
and should be taken by students who have an interest in mathematics and a strong background in mathematical techniques.