Group 5 - Mathematics

IB Mathematical Studies - Mrs. Leslie Layman                        llayman@jeffco.k12.co.us                        303-982-4489
This course is available for all students to earn an IB Certificate
 
 
 
IB Math HL - Mr. David Smith                                                dssmith@jeffco.k12.co.us                        303-982-4491
This course is available for all students to earn an IB Certificate

Mr. Smith's Website

 
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
 

IB Mathematical Studies SL is a two year course in the study of different math systems where students will broaden their general knowledge of mathematics.  This course is designed for the student who anticipates minimal further mathematics instruction at the collegiate level.  The Math Studies course will implement the learner profile by grounding the students in real-life experiences and encouraging them to become thinkers and risk-takers.  The aim and objectives include the use of practical applications, which will be heavily incorporated throughout the course as individual work and group learning.  Student presentations to peers and the class will occur frequently.  The students will develop logical and creative mathematical thinking and be able to express their knowledge of mathematics in written form while using appropriate notation and terminology.  In addition, they will be required to demonstrate an understanding of both the significance and the reasonableness of determined results through in-depth analysis.  The students will also acknowledge the history of mathematics and be able to recognize the origination of mathematical concepts from all over the world through various assignments.  This course will be a two-year study culminating in an individual project.  Topics covered include an introduction to the graphing calculator, numbers and algebra, sets, logic, probability, functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics, introduction to differential calculus and financial mathematics.

 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MATH HL

The IB Diploma Programme mathematics higher level course is for students with a strong background in mathematics and competence in a range of analytical
and technical skills. Students will be likely to include mathematics as a major component of university studies—either in its own right or within courses such as
physics, engineering or technology. The course focuses on developing important mathematical concepts in a comprehensive, coherent and rigorous way through a
balanced approach.

Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems set in a variety of meaningful contexts and to justify and prove results.

Students develop insights into mathematical form and structure and become intellectually equipped to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic
areas. They will also be urged to develop the skills needed to continue their mathematical growth in other learning environments. In addition, the course will
enable students to:

    • appreciate the multicultural and historical perspectives of all group 5 courses 
    • enjoy the courses and develop an appreciation of the elegance, power and usefulness of the subjects 
    • develop logical, critical and creative thinking 
    • develop an understanding of the principles and nature of the subject 
    • employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization 
    • develop patience and persistence in problem-solving
    • appreciate the consequences arising from technological developments 
    • transfer skills to alternative situations and to future developments 
    • communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts 
    • appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives of mathematics, including the international dimension of mathematics.


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Michelle DiManna,
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Michelle DiManna,
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Michelle DiManna,
Oct 3, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Michelle DiManna,
Oct 3, 2011, 11:23 AM