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Group 5: Mathematics

Group 5: Mathematics

It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one course in mathematics.


The aims of these courses are to enable students to:

  • develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles
  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking
  • employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization.



Students are also encouraged to appreciate the international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives.

These courses are designed for different types of students: those who wish to study mathematics in depth, either as a subject in its own right or to pursue their interests in areas related to mathematics; those who wish to gain a degree of understanding and competence better to understand their approach to other subjects; and those who may not as yet be aware how mathematics may be relevant to their studies and in their daily lives. Each course is designed to meet the needs of a particular group of students. Therefore, great care should be taken to select the course that is most appropriate for an individual student.

In making this selection, individual students should be advised to take account of the following types of factor.

  • Their own abilities in mathematics and the type of mathematics in which they can be successful
  • Their own interest in mathematics, and those particular areas of the subject that may hold the most interest for them
  • Their other choices of subjects within the framework of the Diploma Programme
  • Their academic plans, in particular the subjects they wish to study in future
  • Their choice of career

Teachers are expected to assist with the selection process and to offer advice to students about how to choose the most appropriate course from the four mathematics courses available..

(MAI) Math Applications and Interpretations SL

Math Analysis SL

The IB introduced two new Math courses which will begin on our campus in the fall of 2020.  For more information on the new courses please follow this link.