 ### Mathematics :

Mathematics bridging program helps students to grasp the basic foundation concepts in order to be prepared for the IBDP Mathematics courses. We also focused in teaching student to use ICT skill, like use of Excel. The rationale behind this is to prepare students to use Graphic Design Calculator (GDC). GDC is very similar to Excel in many ways, including data input and processing, graph plotting reading and handling. Beside, Excel and other similar database software have become popular tools for modern business, so learning it will also help students to develop professional skill for future use.

Learning Activity

To enhance students’ learning of Excel, after each topic students have to do a mini project on different topics using Excel. The following is a sample of one of the project. Students have to create an automated spreadsheet that accept price of apartment, saving per month and interest rate as input and calculate the time need for such a purchase action. Topics covered in year 10:

Sequence

Compound interest

Simultaneous equation

Geometry

Area and volume

Coordinate geometry

Transformation

Vector

Set and Venn diagram

Simple Statistic and probability

There are 4 options for Mathematics and our school is providing 3 of them,

including:

1.  Mathematics (Higher level) 数学（高级课程）

2. Mathematics (Standard level) 数学（普通课程）

3.  Mathematical studies (Standard level) 数学学习（普通课程）

Students can choose from one of the subjects based on their abilities, interest,

other choices of subjects and needs for further studies. In the following section,

we will introduce each of the above options.

For each Mathematics subject, there are lists of prior knowledge. The prior

knowledge includes: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability

and statistics. This prior knowledge should be covered in the normal middle

school program and is covered in our Year 10 Bridging program.

The goal of IB Mathematics subjects is to develop logical, critical and creative 17

thinking, patience and persistence in problem-solving, while letting students

enjoy mathematics, and develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of

mathematics.

1.  Mathematical Studies Standard Level数学学习（普通课程）

This course is available only at standard level, and is equivalent in status to

Mathematics SL, but addresses different needs. It focuses on applications of

Mathematics, and statistical techniques. It is designed for students with varied

mathematical backgrounds and abilities. It offers students the important

concepts and techniques of Mathematics and to gain an understanding of a

wide variety of mathematical topics. It prepares students to be able to solve

problems in a variety of settings, to develop mathematical reasoning and to

enhance their critical thinking. The individual project is an extended piece of

work based on personal research involving the collection, analysis and

evaluation of data. Students taking this course are well prepared for a career in

the social sciences, humanities, languages or arts. These students may need

to utilise the statistics and logical reasoning that they have learned as part of

the mathematical studies SL course in their future studies.

2.  Mathematics Standard Level数学（普通课程）

This course caters for students who already possess knowledge of basic

mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply

simple mathematical techniques correctly. The majority of these students can

expect to need a sound mathematical background as they prepare for future

studies in subjects such as Chemistry, Economics, Psychology and Business

Syllabus component教学大纲内容

Topic 1 Number and algebra 数与代数

Topic 2 Descriptive statistics 描述统计学

Topic 3 Logic, sets and probability 逻辑、集合和概率

Topic 4 Statistical applications 统计学应用

Topic 5 Geometry and trigonometry 几何与三角函数

Topic 6 Mathematical models 数学模型

Topic 7 Introduction to differential calculus 微分学概论

Individual Project 个人专题作业

3.  Mathematics High Level数学（高级课程）

This course caters for students with a good background in Mathematics who

are competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. The majority of

these students will be looking to include Mathematics as a major component of

their university studies, e.g. in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Physics,

Engineering and Technology. Others may take this subject because they have

a strong interest in Mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and

engaging with its problems.

Syllabus component 教学大纲内容

Core syllabus content 核心教学内容

Topic 1 Algebra 代数

Topic 2 Functions and equations 函数与方程式

Topic 3 Circular functions and trigonometry 圆函数和三角函数

Topic 4 Vectors向量

Topic 5 Statistics and probability 统计学和概率

Topic 6 Calculus 微积分

Mathematical exploration (piece of written work that involves investigating an

area of Mathematics) 数学探究（一份书面作业，包括调查一个数学领域）

Option syllabus content (1 out of 4) 可选的教学大纲内容（4 选 1）

Topic 7 Statistics and probability 统计学与概率 19

Topic 8 Sets, relations and groups 集合、关系和群组

Topic 9 Calculus 微积分

Topic 10 Discrete Mathematics 离散数学