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New IB Math Courses

Webinar: IB Insights - The New IB Math Curriculum and University Considerations

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The International Association of College Admission Counseling has posted a webinar from October, 3rd, 2018 about the new IB Math courses. This webinar includes a brief description of the new courses and assessments, student placement recommendations and university perspectives. Please see attached URL.
Additional Website to Help Explain the Changes from Oxford University Press

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"Exploring the changes to the DP Mathematics course structure: The new DP Mathematics syllabus will come into effect in September 2019 - explore the key changes here." ~Oxford University Press Website

Click here to read through Oxford's useful information. 
Every 7 years, IB courses go through a thorough evaluation and curriculum review. IB professionals, teachers and universities are involved in this process. This review can result in small curriculum changes while other times changes are more significant. The IB math program has undergone this review and is changing significantly. Next year we will begin teaching the newly created IB math courses for rising 9th - 11th graders. Rising seniors will complete their current IB math courses and test with the old curriculum in May 2020.
IB has created two math pathway options. After a student completes Alg II/Trig, they will chose between IB Math Analysis & Approaches or IB Math Applications & Interpretation. Both pathways will be implemented at the SL and HL levels.

Please see the attached documents for Sequoia’s updated math pathways chart, a deeper explanation of the new IB math courses and FAQs.

Sequoia’s math department and IB Office are very excited about this new curriculum. IB math teachers will be attending official IB training this Spring/ Summer. We feel the two pathways give students the opportunity to focus on a mathematical approach that meets their career goals and math interests.

After reviewing the attached documents, are you still confused? If you have further questions or concerns, please join us for an informal coffee chat:

New IB Math Courses Coffee Chat
Thursday, January 31st
Multi-Purpose Room ( MPR)
Stop by anytime between 8:30-10:00
Facilitators: Beth Peters (Math Department Chair) & Lisa McCahon (IB Coordinator)

We deeply believe in IB’s instructional approach. IB cares about critical thinking, deep analysis and preparing students with the skills they will need to be successful in college and beyond. We look forward to rolling out these new courses and answering any questions you may have.
New IB Math Courses Information Documents

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