An Extended Essay in Mathematics can be written on any topic that has a mathematical focus. This may include the application of Mathematics to solve real and abstract problems, the concept of beauty or elegance in Mathematics, the effect of technology on Mathematics or the historical development of mathematical concepts. The essay should involve both mathematical communication and written commentary.

For more details about this Extended Essay option, read the subject-specific guidance from the IB Extended Essay guide below.

Mathematics subject guidelines.pdf

For recommendations from the examiner, read the Extended Essay report below.

Mathematics examiner's report.pdf

Example essays and examiner comments:

Mathematics example A essay.pdf

Essay A

Mathematics example B examiner comments.docx

Examiner comments

Mathematics example B essay.pdf

Essay B

Mathematics example A examiner comments.docx

Examiner comments