Mathematics: applications and interpretation is for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. Students who take Mathematics: applications and interpretation will be those who enjoy mathematics best when seen in a practical context. Students who choose Mathematics: applications and interpretation at HL should enjoy seeing mathematics used in real-world contexts and to solve real-world problems. Students at this level will have good algebraic skills and experience of solving real-world problems. They will be students who get pleasure and satisfaction when exploring challenging problems and who are comfortable to undertake this exploration using technology.
Paper 1 – 40%. Short-response questions based on the syllabus (calculator required).
Paper 2 – 40%. Extended-response questions based on the syllabus (calculator required).
Internal Assessment – 20%. A written exploration of a mathematical topic of the student’s choice commensurate with the level of the course.