What is the difference between applications and interpretation (AI) and applications (AA)?
In comparison, the Applications and Interpretation (AI) course provides a very different perspective to some of the same problems and concepts that are explored in the AA syllabus.
What is the difference between Math AI and Math AA?
Math AI is for students who enjoy mathematics when applied to a practical context. Topics such as statistics, distributions, matrices comprise a core part of its foundation and you will have access to a calculator for all papers. As with Math AA, you have the option of picking between AI SL and AI HL.
Should I Choose AA or AI or SL and HL?
SL or HL? There is a fine line between challenging yourself and having unrealistic expectations, so when deciding between AA and AI or SL and HL, it is useful to keep in mind your strengths and weaknesses. For both AA and AI there are 60 hours of SL content that are common to both courses, and 60 hours of specific content.
Math Analysis & Approaches (AA)
Mathematics: analysis and approaches is for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. They will also be fascinated by exploring real and abstract applications of these ideas, with and without technology.
Math Application & Interpretation (AI)
Mathematics: application and interpretation is for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems.They will also be interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models
Do universities prefer AA or AI?
In general, if you are someone who enjoys math and would like to opt for a math intensive degree like physics, engineering, or pure math, then Math AA HL would be the ideal choice.
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The maths courses for the IB diploma are changing. Whether or not this news brings fear, anxiety or happiness, we still have to make a choice between these two courses to take in the diploma years.
Pure maths or applied maths?
The IBO has released guides outlining the details of the syllabi for the two courses, so get your hands on them! Of course there will be sections of the document you may not understand thoroughly, but there is the World Wide Web just waiting for your google search.
SL or HL?
There is a fine line between challenging yourself and having unrealistic expectations, so when deciding between AA and AI or SL and HL, it is useful to keep in mind your strengths and weaknesses. For both AA and AI there are 60 hours of SL content that are common to both courses, and 60 hours of specific content.
Calc or non-calc?
AA involves a non-calculator paper whilst AI requires extensive use of a graphic calculator- do you have a preference? In the AA course the non-calculator paper forms 40% of your final grade, which is how both the current Standard Level and Higher Level courses are arranged.
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