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IB Maths Exploration Guides

Below are a number of resources written by a current IB examiner to help IB students get excellent marks on their IA exploration coursework.  Resources  include:  An Exploration Guide, A Modelling for Exploration Guide, and A Statistics for Explorations Guide.  Follow the advice below to get top marks in your coursework!

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Student resources

1. Exploration Guide:

A comprehensive 63 page pdf guide to help you get excellent marks on your maths investigation.  Topics include:

  1. An introduction to the essentials about the investigation,
  2. The new marking criteria,
  3. How to choose a topic,
  4. Examples of around 70 topics that could be investigated,
  5. Useful websites for use in the exploration,
  6. A student checklist for completing a good investigation,
  7. Common mistakes that students make and how to avoid them,
  8. And lots more!

Preview below:

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    $8.00

    2.  Modelling for Explorations Guide:

    A 50 page pdf which talks you through various techniques useful for modelling explorations. The focus is on being able to use both calculator and non-calculator techniques to show good knowledge and understanding.  Topics include:

    1. Linear regression
    2. Quadratic regression
    3. Cubic regression
    4. Exponential regression
    5. Linearisation using log scales
    6. Trigonometric regression
    7. Normal distribution regression
    8. Extended technology guide to using Desmos for modelling 
    9. Extended technology guide to using Tracker for modelling 

    Preview:

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    Modelling for Explorations Guide

    You can pay below. If you don’t have a PayPal account please click the relevant credit card. Please note this is not an automatic download – I will email it to you the same day.

    $7.50

    3. The Statistics for Explorations Guide

    This is a 55 page pdf which talks you through various techniques useful for statistics explorations. The focus is on being able to use both calculator and non-calculator techniques to show good knowledge and understanding.  Topics include:

    1. Pearson’s Product investigations: Height and arm span
    2. Binomial investigations: ESP powers
    3. Poisson investigations: Customers in a shop
    4. 2 sample t tests: Reaction times
    5. Paired t tests: Reaction times
    6. Chi Squared: Efficiency of vaccines
    7. Bernoulli trials: Polling confidence intervals
    8. Spearman’s rank: Taste preference of cola
    9. Sampling techniques and experiment design.
    10. Extended technology guide to using Desmos for statistics

    Preview:

    Click to access statistics-guide-preview.pdf

     

     

    The Statistics for Explorations Guide

    You can pay below. If you don’t have a PayPal account please click the relevant credit card. Please note this is not an automatic download – I will email it to you the same day.

    $7.50

    4. Bundle resources

    Please note – these will be emailed to you and are not an automatic download. If you don’t have a PayPal account please click the relevant credit card.

    Exploration Guide + Modelling Guide

    $13.00

    Exploration Guide + Stats Guide

    $13.00

    Exploration + Stats + Modelling Guides

    $15.00

    5. Udemy course: Getting a 7 in IB coursework

    I’ve also teamed up with Udemy – the world’s leading provider of online courses to create a comprehensive online guide to the exploration.  It includes 9 tutorial videos totaling 2 hours 30 minutes of essential information designed to ensure you get the best possible grade.  You can sign up for this course for 40% off the standard price by using the coupon: NEWTON1.

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