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  • 1 August 2022

    Pre-IB Preparation Free

    Welcome to the IB-preparation page for the Applications and Interpretations course. This page will help you to consolidate concepts you may have covered previously to ensure you have a solid base to begin the course on a strong footing.

  • 1 August 2022

    Pre-IB Weekly Quiz 4

    This page contains your fourth weekly quiz! Each week of July and August a new quiz will be published, so that you can make sure you are ready to start the Maths AI course in September with confidence.    

  • 27 July 2022

    Pre-IB Weekly Quiz 3 Free

    This page contains your third weekly quiz! Each week of July and August a new quiz will be published, so that you can make sure you are ready to start the Maths AI course in September with confidence.  Good luck and let us know how you got...

  • 21 July 2022

    Pre-IB Weekly Quiz 1 Free

    This page contains your first weekly quiz! Each week of July and August a new quiz will be published, so that you can make sure you are ready to start the Maths AI course in September with confidence.

  • 20 July 2022

    Pre IB Weekly Quiz 2 Free

    This page contains your second weekly quiz! Each week of July and August a new quiz will be published, so that you can make sure you are ready to start the Maths AI course in September with confidence.  Good luck and let us know how you got...

  • 11 July 2022

    Pre-IB Preparation Free

    Hello,  We hope you are all enjoying the summer.  We are writing to draw your attention to a couple of new pages that should be useful for many of you or your colleagues this summer.  Here is the pre-IB preparation page. It is full of videos,...

  • 1 June 2022

    3.5 & 3.6 Perpendicular Bisectors & Voronoi Diagrams

    In this fascinating topic, we will delve into the wonderful world of Voronoi diagrams. This includes creating Voronoi diagrams with perpendicular bisectors, adding a new site, nearest neighbour interpolation and the toxic waste dump problem....

  • 1 June 2022

    4.5 & 4.6 Probability

    Key Concepts In this unit you should learn to… … …     Essentials   Slides Gallery - Probability Part 1 Mode: carousel Thumb width: 48px Layout: row     1. Ideas, language and notation - Part 1 This is an introduction to the key ideas and terms...

  • 1 June 2022

    2.5 Exponential Models

    The exponential function is set apart from other families of functions because of the fundamental impact of having the variable in the exponent. It stops being a multiplier and starts being more 'powerful' (forgive the bad joke). These functions...

  • 1 June 2022

    4.4 Bivariate data & Linear Correlation

    This topic is all about looking for relationships between variables. Does life expectancy depend on GDP? By collecting 2 variables about the things we survey we can use scatter graphs to represent the data and then look for correlation and...

  • 5 May 2022

    1.6 Accuracy and Estimation

    Accuracy and Estimation 1.6 When numbers are reported in the news, or as statistical results, they are either displayed exactly, or they are rounded to a certain degree of accuracy. Understanding how and when to do this can give us a deeper...

  • 2 May 2022

    1.4 & 1.7 Compound Interest, Loans and Annuities

    This chapter explores the financial application of geometric sequences in the form of compound interest calculations. It then goes on to look at loans and annuities where payments at regular intervals make for some complex algorithms.  The finance app on y

  • 2 May 2022

    1.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

    These are sequences where the difference from one term to the next remains constant, like the one in the title! Arithmetic sequences crop up in all sorts of places and this unit looks at understanding how to generalise, sum and solve problems...

  • 21 April 2022

    4.3 Central tendency and Dispersion

    Mean, Mode, Median, Range, Variance, Standard Deviation Measures of central tendency, such as the mean, median and mode, are very useful ways of respresenting large amounts of data with just one value. They can be very useful in forming conclusions...

  • 20 April 2022

    3.2 Right angled Trigonometry

    This part of trigonometry can be seen in the recurring relationships between the sides of right angles triangles. The relationship means that we can use two bits of information about a triangle to work out a third and so on until we know everything...

  • 11 April 2022

    Preparing for your May Exams Free

    1. Make a revision schedule. Revising little and often is far more effective to help you remember than trying to cram it all in just before the exam. You could use the Question Bank to complete 5 or 10 questions a day on the topics you have...

  • 11 April 2022

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  • 14 February 2022

    5.6 & 5.7 Stationary Points and Optimisation

    This is the part where we learn about how we use calculus to solve different kinds of problems. So far we have spent a lot of time learning about how claculus helps us to work out the gradient of given function for any given point. In this...

  • 14 February 2022

    5.2 & 5.4 Tangents, normals and the second derivative

    In this unit we look at find the equations of tangents and normals to curves, increasing and decreasing functions and the second derivative. All this builds on the fundamental notion that calculus tells us about the rate of of change of a function.

  • 14 February 2022

    5.1 & 5.3 Introduction to Calculus

    This is the first of three sections on differential calculus. This is significant branch of mathematics with lots of applications. It builds very nicely on other concepts in the course and those you are likely to have covered previously. The...