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*