The MYP mathematics programme at TISA is designed to inspire and motivate students to learn and appreciate the power of mathematics. We explore authentic mathematics in an effort to show how useful and relevant mathematics is to student’s lives. Students in the MYP are encouraged to explore and model situations, find solutions to various problems and to apply their maths learning in all of their course work across the entire school curriculum.
Topics covered include but are not limited to, Number, Algebra, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Functions, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability. MYP mathematics aims to equip all students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to move on to, and be successful in, IB Diploma mathematics. Throughout the process students focus on, communicating their ideas clearly and concisely to allow others to follow their lines of reasoning, pattern recognition, and applying mathematics to real world situations.
The aims of MYP mathematics are to encourage and enable students to:
- enjoy mathematics and develop curiosity about the world around them
- develop an understanding of the nature of mathematics
- communicate clearly and concisely
- develop logical, critical and creative thinking
- develop confidence in mathematical thinking and problem solving
- apply and transfer skills to a wide range of real-life situations
- understand the interdependence of technology and mathematics
- develop the ability to reflect critically upon their work
Students in MYP mathematics are graded in 4 criteria on a 1-8 scale…
Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B: Investigating Pattern
Criterion C: Communicating
Criterion D: Applying mathematics in a real-life context