IB Middle Years Programme

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world - ibo.org

MYP Mathematics

Key Concepts

Form - Form is the shape and underlying structure of an entity or piece of work, including its organization, essential nature and external appearance. 
Form in MYP mathematics refers to the understanding that the underlying structure and shape of an entity is distinguished by its properties. Form provides opportunities for students to appreciate the aesthetic nature of the constructs used in a discipline.

Relationships - Relationships are the connections and associations between properties, objects, people and ideas-including the human community's connections with the world in which we live. Any change in relationship brings consequences-some of which may occur on a small scale, while others may be far reaching, affecting large networks and systems like human societies and the planetary ecosystem.

Relationships in MYP mathematics refers to the connections between quantities, properties or concepts and these connections may be expressed as models, rules or statements. Relationships provide opportunities for students to explore patterns in the world around them. Connections between the student and mathematics in the real world are important in developing deeper understanding.

Logic - Logic is a method of reasoning and a system of principles used to build arguments and reach conclusions.

Logic in MYP mathematics is used as a process in making decisions about numbers, shapes, and variables. This system of reasoning provides students with a method for explaining the validity of their conclusions. Within the MYP, this should not be confused with the subfield of mathematics called “symbolic logic.”

Related Concepts

Equivalence - The state of being identically equal or interchangeable, applied to statements, quantities, or expressions

Simplification - The process of reducing to a less complicated form

Generalization - A general statement made on the basis of specific examples

Representation - The manner in which something is presented

Measurement - A method of determining quantity, capacity or dimension using a defined unit

Quantity - An amount or number

Space - The frame of geometrical dimensions describing an entity

Global Contexts

Identities and Relationships

Personal and Cultural Identity

Orientations in Space and Time

Scientific and Technical Innovation

Fairness and Development

Globalization and Sustainability