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IB Maths Super Exploration Guide

Below you can download some comprehensive exploration guides that I’ve written to help students get excellent marks on their IB maths coursework.  These guides are suitable for both Analysis and also Applications students. Over the past several years I’ve written over 200 posts with exploration ideas and marked hundreds of IAs whilst working as an IB examiner.  It’s frustrating how many students throw away marks from not understanding the criteria correctly.  Hopefully this will make a big difference!

There are 3 guides:  (1) Exploration essentials (2) Statistical explorations (3) Modeling explorations.  

Content in the 3 guides includes:

  1. The new marking criteria,
  2. How to choose a topic,
  3. Examples of around 70 topics that could be investigated,
  4. Useful websites for use in the exploration,
  5. A student checklist for completing a good investigation,
  6. Common mistakes that students make and how to avoid them,
  7. Regression techniques (polynomial, trigonometric, exponential etc) 
  8. Non calculator methods for modelling (to show understanding)
  9. Technology support – how to use Desmos, Tracker and Geogebra effectively
  10. Pearson’s product and correlation investigation methods
  11. Chi-squared and Spearman’s rank investigations 
  12. Advanced statistical techniques (t-tests, Poisson, Bernoulli trials, normal distribution and more)
  13. Non calculator methods for statistics (to show understanding)
  14. And a lot, lot more!

Make sure you give yourself the best chance of doing well on your coursework.

Exploration Essentials Guide (63 pages)

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Give yourself a comprehensive understanding of all the essential information required to get an excellent mark on your coursework.  Understand the marking criteria – and exactly what is required in each strand to get top scores, learn very common student mistakes and how to avoid them, get guidance as to how to choose a good topic to maximise your chances of getting good grades, get an introduction to some excellent graphical packages that can be used for free to super-charge your coursework.

Part 2: Statistics for Explorations Guide (55 pages)

You can download a preview pdf here

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An essential resource for anyone thinking of doing some statistical analysis.  There is a dedicated Pearson’s Product section which is frequently done poorly without demonstration of good knowledge and understanding.  There are a large number of statistical tests explained with examples that fit straight into coursework ideas.

Part 3: Modelling for Explorations Guide (50 pages)

You can download a preview pdf here

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There are many modelling techniques for fitting curves to data – but students often rely on technology without demonstrating clear understanding.  Learn the various methods for fitting curves complete with how to lay this out in a coursework exploration to show a good knowledge of what mathematics you are using. 

Exploration Guide: Exploration Essentials Guide ($5.50)

You can receive the 63 page Exploration Guide full of all the essentials needed for excellent coursework marks.   Written by an experienced IB coursework moderator.  (This will be emailed to you the same day and is not an automatic download).

 

Exploration Guide: Exploration Essentials Guide and Statistics for Explorations and Modelling for Explorations ($7.50)

You can receive the 63 page Exploration Guide full of all the essentials needed for excellent coursework marks and also the Statistics for Explorations Guide (55 pages) and Modelling for Explorations Guide (50 pages).   All written by an experienced IB coursework moderator.  (This will be emailed to you the same day and is not an automatic download).

 

Super Bundle:  Exploration Guides and HL Paper 3 Analysis Pack ($12)

You can receive a super bundle of all the 3 Exploration Guides and also the Paper 3 HL Analysis Pack which contains 17 Paper 3 questions and full worked solutions.  (This will be emailed to you the same day and is not an automatic download).

 

Super Bundle:  Exploration Guides and HL Paper 3 Applications Pack ($12)

You can receive a super bundle of all the 3 Exploration Guides and also the Paper 3 HL Applications Pack which contains 6 Paper 3 questions and full worked solutions.  (This will be emailed to you the same day and is not an automatic download).

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IB Maths Super Exploration Guide

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