International Baccalaureate Maths

(IB Diploma Programme)

Higher Level Math

Below are some resources to help you both study and extend your knowledge of topics in higher level mathematics, as well as links to challenging problem sets.

Math HL Course Syllabus This is the current IB Math Higher Level Course Syllabus.
IB Math HL Formula Booklet This is the current IB Math Higher Level formula booklet (2014).
IB Math HL Guide Booklet This is the current IB Math Higher Level Guide booklet (2014).
IB Math HL Survival Forum This is a great resource for getting your questions about IB Math HL answered.

Math Studies Standard Level

Below are some resources to help you both study and extend your knowledge of topics in statistics and pure mathematics, as well as links to challenging problem sets.

Math Studies SL Course Syllabus This is the current IB Math Math Studies SL Course Syllabus.
IB Math Studies SL Formula Booklet This is the current IB Math Studies SL formula booklet (2014).
IB Math Studies SL Guide Booklet This is the current IB Math Studies SL Guide Booklet (2014).
Textbook Worked Solutions These are the Oxford textbook worked solutions provided by the publisher.
IB Math Studies SL Survival Forum This is a great resource for getting your questions about IB Math Studies SL answered.
IB Math Studies SL Video Tutorials Richard Parina is an IB Math Studies SL teacher who has created an extensive series of videos covering the major topics of the course. The videos will be most useful if used as a review of material already covered.

General IB Math Resources

AP and IB Comparison What is the difference between the Advanced Placement Program® and the International Baccalaureate®?
IB Math Videos This site has IB math tutorial videos on every topic for Math Studies, SL, and HL.
Math TOK British International School of Phuket page with Theory of Knowledge links and videos related to mathematics.

Mathematical Exploration and Extended Essay Resources

HL Internal Assessment Criteria IB Math Higher Level internal assessment (exploration) criteria (2014). Here is another version.
SL Internal Assessment Criteria IB Math Standard Level internal assessment (exploration) criteria (2014).
Exploration Student Checklist HL & SL Student checklist for Math HL or SL explorations. Use this before you submit your first draft!
HL Exploration Student Guide This is a terrific overview of the mathematical exploration process from inThinking.
Explanation of Criteria This Word document provides the HL internal assessment criteria and links to IB exemplars for each level of the criteria. For example, this allows you to compare a paper with a 2 in A:Communication to a paper with a 4.
200 Internal Assessment Ideas Over 200 exploration ideas suitable for Math HL or SL.
Math SL & HL Exploration Ideas This site from the British International School of Phuket has a list of topic ideas with links to further explore them.
Math Studies Exploration Ideas This site from the British International School of Phuket has a list of topic ideas with links to further explore them.
Numberphile This terrific site contains short videos on all sorts of different mathematics topics. It is a great place to look for ideas for your exploration or mathematics extended essay.
IBO Extended Essay Guide 2013 IBO Extended Essay guide covering all subjects (2013).
Extended Essay Math Rubric IB Extended Essay Math criteria (2013).
Extended Essay Titles A good list of extended essay topics.

Here are several excellent example extended essays in mathematics. The first four are IB exemplars.
Math EE 1 Math EE 2 Math EE 3 Math EE 4
Math EE 5 Math EE 6 Math EE 7