IB MATH SL 1/II - 2012
This course is an extension of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry with the inclusion of a unique set of definitions. This course deals with domain, range, inverse functions, sequence, Binomial expansion, Vectors in 2 and 3 dimensions, Integration and Application of integration, probability and statistics, basic coverage of differential calculus, and more.
Class time will be used to review homework questions, introduce “new” concepts, discuss the significance of the concepts, and apply the concepts to solve problems. In addition to learning concepts and solving problems, the students will learn to become comfortable with presenting their problems solving in a methodical manner.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & REQUIRED MATERIALS
1. TEXT: HAESE & HARRIS, Third edition, (Mathematics SL)
2. A scientific calculator (graphics if possible). I highly recommend the TI-84 Plus.
3. A full-size binder for the purpose of organizing ALL class notes, class handouts, homework assignments, quizzes, and tests.
*** These materials need to be in class with you everyday!
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
1. To be introduced to new mathematical tools and maintain an open mind while learning the new concepts and ways of thinking.
2. To strengthen and reinforce Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry skills.
3. To demonstrate responsibility, organization, and good study habits.
4. To prepare for advanced courses in both math and science.
5. To sharpen problem -solving skills
6. To begin to develop the ability to think through a solution and present it in an organized, thoughtful, and well-spoken way.
Participation: All students are required to participate in class discussions, offer solutions to problems, and demonstrate their knowledge of the subject at the board.
Homework: Homework is assigned on a daily basis and will be collected every class.
Exams: A test will be given on a weekly basis; tests follow the completion of each chapter.
GENERAL: To be a successful IB candidate you must apply yourself fully and to the best of your abilities at all times and on all assignments. Effort and the application of good work habits also contribute to a good grade.