DP Mathematical Studies

2019 Revision Questions from 2017 2018 exams

DP Mathematical Studies

How DP Mathematical Studies SL is Assessed:

AssessmentWeighting of final grade

Exam: Paper 1 
External exam taken at the end of year 13 based on the whole syllabus;
15 Short answer questions;
Use of GDC.


 Exam: Paper 2 
External exam taken at the end of year 13 based on the whole syllabus;
6 Long answer questions;
Use of GDC.


 Project / Internal Assessment (IA)
Individual project undertaken during year 12.


Growth Mindset
based on Dweck's model


Do something each day. 
Choose either a DP past paper exam question, textbook question, task on mathletics or use Kognity.
The exam questions are really important practice so do try and get a few of these done each week.

Work in the Learning Zone.
This is where you learn best. 
Get out of the comfort zone - you wont be learning.
Be confident in your ability to work through any difficulties you have and be proud of everything you do.
You CAN do it.

Correct your work.
Always check the answers when you have done your best on a question. Try to work through anything you got wrong or didn't understand. 

Ask for help.
Always ask if there is anything you don't understand or are unsure about.

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IB Aims of DP Mathematical Studies SL

• enjoy and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematics 

• develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics

• communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts 

• develop logical, critical and creative thinking, and patience and persistence in problem-solving 

• employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization 

• apply and transfer skills to alternative situations, to other areas of knowledge and to future developments 

• appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other 

• appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics 

• appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives 

• appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other disciplines, and as a particular “area of knowledge” in the TOK course.